Thursday, April 20, 2017

Mode-S/ADS Milcom Intercepts 19 Apr 2017 - Brasstown NC

Here is the latest round of Mode-S/ADS-B Military/Government intercepts logged from here on the radio ranch in WNC. All dates/times are UTC and sorted in date/time order.

AE0433 02-5001 ---   2017-04-19 23:48:05 C-32B United States USAF | 486FLTS [KVPS]  1630  20000 
B648D9 09-0540 ---   2017-04-19 23:26:08 C-40C United States AFRC | 932AW | 73AS [KBLV]
AE04EE 63-8041 MASH84  2017-04-19 23:16:04 KC-135R United States AFRC | 434ARW | 72ARS [KGUS]  2032  21000 
A85F6E N639CS 0000  2017-04-19 20:58:09 737-4Y0 United States US DOJ  ---  31975 
AE11D5 73-1675 SNTRY60H  2017-04-19 20:26:13 E-3C United States USAF | 552ACW [KTIK]  3451  29900 
ADACC6 N980ST ---   2017-04-19 19:58:30 737-4B3 United States US DEPT OF ENERGY
AE0421 58-0089 ---   2017-04-19 16:38:34 KC-135T United States USAF | 6AMW | 927ARW [KMCF]  2157  27000 
AE0364 60-0347 EDDIE61  2017-04-19 16:00:17 KC-135R United States OH ANG | 121ARW [KLCK]  6674  31000 
ADFEB3 73-1676 AJAX77  2017-04-19 15:50:17 E-4B United States USAF | 55WG | 1ACCS [KOFF]  2562  25000 
AE0421 58-0089 BOLT32  2017-04-19 15:44:14 KC-135T United States USAF | 6AMW | 927ARW [KMCF]  2157  27000 
AE1497 99-0006 PHENOM6  2017-04-19 15:08:12 E-8C United States GA ANG | 116ACW [KWRB]  2265  31000 
AE04AC 99-0103 ---   2017-04-19 14:46:49 UC-35a1 United States USARC | B/2-228 AVN (TA) [KMGE]
ADFE8D 95-0088/95-0096 PAT306  2017-04-19 13:38:23 C-12R+ United States USARMY  3703  25000 
AE49C8 09-9212 TURTLE8  2017-04-19 13:08:15 C-17A United States USAF | 437AW [KCHS]  2133  33000 
AE0433 02-5001 GOGO87  2017-04-19 11:14:30 C-32B United States USAF | 486FLTS [KVPS]  1630  20000 
A9F290 06-0740 ---   2017-04-19 01:38:05 PC-12/47 United States USAF | 27SOW | 318SOS [KCVS]
AE54C6 11-5765 ---   2017-04-19 01:16:05 HC-130J United States USAF | 23 Wing | 71RQS [KVAD]
AE54C6 11-5765 KING21  2017-04-19 00:20:18 HC-130J United States USAF | 23 Wing | 71RQS [KVAD]

Eisenhower Strike Group Sustaining Readiness if Called Upon

An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Gunslingers of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 105 prepares to make an arrested landing on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike).
An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Gunslingers of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 105 prepares to make an arrested landing on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike). Ike and its carrier strike group are underway participating in a sustainment exercise designed to maintain deployment readiness as part of the Optimized Fleet Response Plan (OFRP). U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Anderson W Branch (Released) 170409-N-KK394-234
ATLANTIC OCEAN (NNS) -- Approximately 6,000 Sailors from the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group (Ike CSG) are conducting a sustainment exercise (SUSTEX) to maintain their readiness and capability to deploy anywhere in the world on short notice should the need arise.

"Ike CSG is doing a great job on SUSTEX. Sustaining the readiness of this strike group--so it is ready to respond to a crisis anywhere on the planet--is a bargain and an important part of what our Navy's Optimized Fleet Response Plan does for the nation," said Adm. Phil Davidson, commander, U.S. Fleet Forces.

SUSTEX is designed to test and train the carrier strike group's ability to perform and effectively respond as an integrated team during scenarios the group may encounter while deployed or during high-end warfare.

"Since returning in December 2016 from our combat deployment to the Arabian Gulf, Red Sea and Eastern Mediterranean, our tasking has been to remain deployment-ready in all respects," said Rear Adm. Jim Malloy, commander of Ike CSG. "The Navy has invested and focused its limited resources to keep us fully manned, trained and equipped in case we are needed for a crisis."

The exercise consists of a variety of training evolutions including anti-air warfare, anti-surface warfare, anti-submarine warfare, strike warfare, irregular warfare and maritime interdiction scenarios.

"SUSTEX provides a realistic and challenging at-sea opportunity to refresh those skills, apply what we learned on deployment and integrate any new personnel who might have rotated in since we deployed," explains Malloy.

Capt. Marc Miguez, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 3 commander, said the underway period, the air wing's first extended underway aboard Ike since completing the 2016 deployment, has proven to be a seamless re-integration as the Ike-Battle Axe team.

"This team learned how to effectively work together and execute the missions necessary to successfully complete our last deployment. We are back together now, honing our skills, processes and procedures to ensure we are combat ready to respond if called upon again," said Miguez.

Ike CSG comprised of its flagship, USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike), embarked CVW-3, staffs of CSG-10 and Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 26 and its associated ships: the guided-missile destroyer USS Mason (DDG 87) and guided-missile cruisers USS San Jacinto (CG 56) and USS Monterey (CG 61), are participating in the SUSTEX as part of the Optimized Fleet Response Plan (OFRP).

The squadrons of CVW-3, include Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 32 "Swordsmen," VFA-86 "Sidewinders," VFA-105 "Gunslingers," and VFA-131 "Wildcats;" Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 130 " Zappers;" Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 123 "Screwtops;" Carrier Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 40 "Rawhides;" Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 74 "Swamp Foxes;" and Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 7 "Dusty Dogs."

USS Makin Island Concludes Hong Kong Port Visit

Makin Island Hong Kong Port Visit
HONG KONG (April 7, 2017) The amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) arrives in Hong Kong for a scheduled port visit. Makin Island, the flagship for the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group, with the embarked 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, is operating in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region to enhance amphibious capability with regional partners and to serve as a ready-response force for any type of contingency. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Devin M. Langer)



The amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) departed Hong Kong April 11, following a scheduled port visit.

USS Oscar Austin underway for 5th/6th Fleet Ops

The guided-missile destroyer USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79) departs Naval Station Norfolk for a scheduled deployment to conduct maritime operations in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of operation.



The guided-missile destroyer USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79) departs Naval Station Norfolk for a scheduled deployment to conduct maritime operations in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of operation. U.S. Navy photo by Jessica Kellogg (Released) 170417-N-AZ301-017

T Roosvelt Operating in SoCal Waters

The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) transits the Pacific Ocean.



The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) transits the Pacific Ocean. Theodore Roosevelt is underway conducting a tailored ship's training availability off the coast of California. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Alex Corona (Released) 170417-N-VN584-724

Air Force fighters scramble from Anchorage to intercept Russian bombers


Story by Chris Clint and posted to adn,com

Two Anchorage-based fighter jets intercepted a pair of Russian bombers Monday night off Kodiak Island in what an Air Force commander called the first such flight seen near Alaska in nearly two years.

Lt. Gen. Kenneth Wilsbach, head of both the Alaskan Command and the Alaska NORAD Region, said Tuesday that the detection and intercept of the Tu-95 Bear bombers took place over the course of about two hours from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday.

"I can't go into all of the details on how we detected them, but we did detect them," Wilsbach said. "We were tracking them basically paralleling the Aleutian Islands roughly 100 miles to the south."

In response, two F-22 Raptor jets on standby were launched from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage, along with an E-3 Sentry AWACS radar plane. Wilsbach said they were supported by an Alaska Air National Guard KC-135 tanker aircraft launched from Eielson Air Force Base in Fairbanks.

The F-22s intercepted the Bears about 100 miles southwest of Kodiak, Wilsbach said. The propeller-driven bombers didn't have any external signs of weaponry, and the pilots had no verbal contact.

"There is a procedure where we can talk to them, but generally we don't unless it's some sort of dangerous situation," Wilsbach said. "They waved at one another, but other than that there was no communication."

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Mode-S/ADS Milcom Intercepts 18 Apr 2017 - Brasstown NC

Here is the latest round of Mode-S/ADS-B Military/Government intercepts logged from here on the radio ranch in WNC. All dates/times are UTC and sorted in date/time order.

AE20C5 07-7184 VOLT70  2017-04-18 23:24:06 C-17A United States USAF | 437AW [KCHS]
ADFDBA 93-1040 COBB 11  2017-04-18 21:22:09 C-130H United States AFRC | 94AW | 700AS [KMGE]
AE11DD 76-1606 SNTRY02  2017-04-18 20:38:14 E-3C United States USAF | 552ACW [KTIK]
AE118A 02-1863 PAT63  2017-04-18 20:16:09 C-37A United States US Army  ---  24000 
AE10B3 01-0065 ---   2017-04-18 18:42:17 C-37A United States USAF | 15WG | 65AS [PHIK]  0565  40000 
0D0941 --- ---   2017-04-18 18:40:07 --- Mexico ---
AE10EC 2006 2006  2017-04-18 18:14:20 HC-130J United States USCG | CGAS Elizabeth City [KECG]
800E1F KC-3808 ---   2017-04-18 18:04:14 C-130J-30 India ---  2545  30000 
AE049C 59-1517 ---   2017-04-18 17:46:13 KC-135R United States TN ANG | 134ARW | 151ARS [KTYS]
800E1F KC-3808 LAC5814  2017-04-18 17:24:13 C-130J-30 India ---  2545  30000 
AE10C0 01-0197 RCH283  2017-04-18 16:40:14 C-17A United States USAF | 97AMW [KLTS]
ADACC6 N980ST 0756  2017-04-18 13:10:35 737-4B3 United States US DEPT OF ENERGY  ---  33975 
AE57C9 169004 VVLL868  2017-04-18 12:42:24 P-8A United States USN |
AE0383 58-0079 RCH217  2017-04-18 02:22:07 KC-135R United States MS ANG | 186ARW | 153ARS [KMEI]  1620  38900 
AE013D 64-14839 HAPPY53  2017-04-18 01:20:04 KC-135R United States IL ANG | 126ARW | 108ARS [KBLV]
AE57C5 169000 ---   2017-04-18 00:28:07 P-8A United States USN |  4067  35000 

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Mode-S/ADS Milcom Intercepts 17 Apr 2017 - Brasstown NC

Here is the latest round of Mode-S/ADS-B Military/Government intercepts logged from here on the radio ranch in WNC. All dates/times are UTC and sorted in date/time order.

AE20C7 07-7186 RCH951  2017-04-17 23:32:07 C-17A United States USAF | 437AW [KCHS]  1633  37000 
AE1466 06-6168 ---   2017-04-17 22:56:05 C-17A United States USAF | 436AW | 3AS [KDOV]
AE57C5 169000 VVLL842  2017-04-17 21:04:10 P-8A United States USN |  4067  35000 
A77AE7 08-0581 ---   2017-04-17 20:08:11 PC-12/45 United States USAF | 1SOW | 319SOS [KHRT]
AE08FC 84-24379 00000000  2017-04-17 20:06:13 C-12R United States USARC | A/2-228 AVN (TA) [KWRI ]
AE07A6 59-1474 MOTOWN2  2017-04-17 19:52:06 KC-135R United States MI ANG | 127WG | 171ARS [KMTC]
AE07E6 95-0103 COHO75  2017-04-17 19:28:08 C-17A United States USAF | 62AW [KTCM]
AE119C 03-3119/03-3126 RCH111  2017-04-17 17:24:07 C-17A United States USAF | 305AMW | 6AS [KWRI]
AE049C 59-1517 ---   2017-04-17 16:54:11 KC-135R United States TN ANG | 134ARW | 151ARS [KTYS]
AE07C3 63-8023 UPSET96  2017-04-17 16:52:09 KC-135R United States AZ ANG | 161ARW | 197ARS [KPHX]  6222  41000 
AE49C2 09-9206 RCH856  2017-04-17 16:50:18 C-17A United States USAF | 437AW [KCHS]  1534  35000 
AE4D66 10-0213 ---   2017-04-17 16:48:07 C-17A United States USAF | 437AW [KCHS]
AE0158 58-0112 STEEL71  2017-04-17 16:12:14 KC-135T United States PA ANG | 171ARW [KPIT]  4120  27000 
AE4AF2 08-3177 RCH857  2017-04-17 16:12:13 C-130J-30 United States USAF | 317AG [KDYS]
AE036D 98-0007 ---   2017-04-17 14:44:10 UC-35A United States USAF
AE04D9 165831 CNV4941  2017-04-17 14:36:14 C-40A United States USNR | VR-59 [KNFW]  2112  40000 
ADFE93 95-0094 PAT043  2017-04-17 14:34:20 C-12R+ United States USARMY  ---  25000 
AE11FA 02-0203 BOXER45  2017-04-17 14:22:14 C-40C United States DC ANG | 113Wg | 201AS [KADW]  0533  34000 
AE0433 02-5001 ---   2017-04-17 13:40:05 C-32B United States USAF | 486FLTS [KVPS]  ---  38000 
AE1191 03-0016 ---   2017-04-17 13:34:27 UC-35B United States USARC | B/2-228 AVN (TA) [KMGE]  7217  28075 
040000 various ---   2017-04-17 13:30:20 various various Various
AE5774 10-00259 ---   2017-04-17 13:12:12 C-12V United States ---
AE2FA8 08-8196 RCH101  2017-04-17 04:20:05 C-17A United States USAF | 62AW [KTCM]  0735  34000 
AE047C 59-1448 RCH227  2017-04-17 02:28:05 KC-135R United States MS ANG | 186ARW | 153ARS [KMEI]  1504  39000 

Monday, April 17, 2017

MSC Participating in US-ROK Foal Eagle Exercise.


U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and Army personnel offload equipment from the Military Sealift Command maritime prepositioning force ship USNS Pililaau (T-AK 304).

POHANG, Republic of Korea (April 10, 2017) U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and Army personnel offload equipment from the Military Sealift Command maritime prepositioning force ship USNS Pililaau (T-AK 304). The offload  utilized a roll-on, roll-off discharge facility anchored off the coast of Pohang during the Combined Joint Logistics Over the Shore (CJLOTS) exercise. CJLOTS is a biennial exercise conducted by military and civilian personnel from the United States and the Republic of Korea, training to deliver and redeploy military cargo as a part of exercise Foal Eagle 2017. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua Fulton/Released)

Makin Island ARG Operating in the South China Sea

An MV-22B Osprey assigned to the Ridge Runners of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 163 to take off from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8).

Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 2nd Class Leo Gonzales, from San Diego, signals for an MV-22B Osprey assigned to the Ridge Runners of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 163 to take off from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). Makin Island, the flagship for the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group, with the embarked 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (11th MEU), is operating in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region to enhance amphibious capability with regional partners and to serve as a ready-response force for any type of contingency. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Devin M. Langer (Released) 170412-N-LI768-337

Mode-S/ADS Milcom Intercepts 15-16 Apr 2017 - Brasstown NC

Here is the latest round of Mode-S/ADS-B Military/Government intercepts logged from here on the radio ranch in WNC. All dates/times are UTC and sorted in date/time order.

AE04E1 58-0120 RCH157  2017-04-16 23:38:05 KC-135R United States MS ANG | 186ARW | 153ARS [KMEI]  1612  37000
AE1169 84-0163 ---   2017-04-16 17:24:10 C-12U-3 United States US ARMY | F/6-52 AVN [ETOU]
AE10E2 92-13124 ---   2017-04-16 16:56:09 RC-12X United States US ARMY 204 MI BN [KBIF]


AE07DD 93-0603 RCH319  2017-04-15 21:48:05 C-17A United States AFRC | 445AW | 89AS [KFFO]
AE0808 99-0062 ---   2017-04-15 19:28:07 C-17A United States USAF | 437AW [KCHS]
AE04D9 165831 CNV4941  2017-04-15 17:34:07 C-40A United States USNR | VR-59 [KNFW]
AE5C95 ------ LAC5815  2017-04-15 16:28:09 ------ United States ---  3526  27600
AE040F 162784 ---   2017-04-15 03:58:07 E-6B United States USN | SCW-1 [KTIK]  7065  20000

Saturday, April 15, 2017

USS Carl Vinson CSG transits the Sunda Strait


The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) transits the Sunda Strait.

The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) transits the Sunda Strait. The Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group is on a scheduled western Pacific deployment as part of the U.S. Pacific Fleet-led initiative to extend the command and control functions of U.S. 3rd Fleet. U.S Navy aircraft carrier strike groups have patrolled the Indo-Asia-Pacific regularly and routinely for more than 70 years. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sean M. Castellano (Released) 170415-N-BL637-044

Mode-S/ADS Milcom Intercepts 14 Apr 2017 - Brasstown NC

Here is the latest round of Mode-S/ADS-B Military/Government intercepts logged from here on the radio ranch in WNC. All dates/times are UTC and sorted in date/time order.

AE5402 11-00284 ---   2017-04-14 20:56:06 MC-12S-1 United States US Army  ---  24000
ADFF7F 67-14930 ---   2017-04-14 20:50:10 T-38C United States 50thFTS
AE4D68 10-0215 ---   2017-04-14 20:36:12 C-17A United States USAF | 437AW [KCHS]
AE04B7 58-0004 RCH919  2017-04-14 19:32:10 KC-135R United States AL ANG | 117ARW | 106ARS [KBHM]
AE1292 90-0162 ---   2017-04-14 19:16:11 MC-130H United States USAF | 1SOW | 15SOS [KHRT]
AE5775 10-002xx ---   2017-04-14 19:00:08 C-12V United States US army | 2-228 AVN  3776  26000
AE1171 02-1099 RCH868  2017-04-14 18:44:09 C-17A United States USAF | 437AW [KCHS]
ADFC6B 90-0408 ---   2017-04-14 18:18:11 T-1A Jayhawk United States USAF | 71FTW | 32FTS [KEND]
AE016D 84-0075 ---   2017-04-14 18:04:09 C-21A United States USAF | 375AW | 457AS [KADW]
AE1496 97-0201 ---   2017-04-14 17:48:09 E-8C United States GA ANG | 116ACW [KWRB]  1703  31000
AE07EC 96-0002 PELCN82  2017-04-14 16:28:11 C-17A United States USAF | 437AW [KCHS]  1716  26000
AE0582 87-0037 ---   2017-04-14 16:26:20 C-5M United States AFRC | 439AW | 337AS [KCEF]  7264  20800
AE0159 57-1512 ---   2017-04-14 16:18:16 KC-135R United States AFRC | 459ARW | 756ARS [KADW]  0575  27800
800E1E KC-3807 ---   2017-04-14 15:52:10 C-130J-30 India ---
AE02D1 92-3021 BISON03  2017-04-14 15:48:12 C-130H United States AFRC | 910AW | 757AS [KYNG]  0734  20000
AE0159 57-1512 DECEE99  2017-04-14 15:48:11 KC-135R United States AFRC | 459ARW | 756ARS [KADW]  0575  27800
ADFEC1 96-0111 ---   2017-04-14 15:18:23 UC-35a1 ??? United States USARMY  7012  28600
AE04D1 63-7984 ---   2017-04-14 15:16:10 KC-135R United States AL ANG | 117ARW | 106ARS [KBHM]
AE1496 97-0201 PEACH91  2017-04-14 14:56:15 E-8C United States GA ANG | 116ACW [KWRB]  1703  31000
ADFEE1 87-0161 PAT501  2017-04-14 14:48:11 C-12U United States AL ARNG | OSACOM DET-5  0774  24950
800E1E KC-3807 FIXER55  2017-04-14 14:42:18 C-130J-30 India ---
AE5402 11-00284 EVAL45  2017-04-14 14:38:17 MC-12S-1 United States US Army  ---  24000
AE016D 84-0075 HUSLR89  2017-04-14 13:40:13 C-21A United States USAF | 375AW | 457AS [KADW]
ADFE63 91-1232 DERBY87  2017-04-14 13:08:07 C-130H United States KY ANG | 123AW | 165AS [KSDF]  4042  21000
AE1211 03-0726 ---   2017-04-14 12:28:06 UC-35C United States USARC | 2-228 AVN
AE58B5 11-00268 ---   2017-04-14 10:52:11 MC-12S United States ---  0710  26000
C2B3A5 144615 ---   2017-04-14 01:12:08 CC-144B Canada CFC | 412SQ (TS) [CYOW]
AE4ECC 09-0045 HYTEK98  2017-04-14 00:27:02 CV-22B United States ---

Friday, April 14, 2017

Mode-S/ADS Milcom Intercepts 13 Apr 2017 - Brasstown NC

Here is the latest round of Mode-S/ADS-B Military/Government intercepts logged from here on the radio ranch in WNC. All dates/times are UTC and sorted in date/time order.

AE4C61 10-0739 ---   2017-04-13 23:24:05 MC-12W United States 224thMIB
ADFDB9 93-1039 COBB12  2017-04-13 23:18:07 C-130H United States AFRC | 94AW | 700AS [KMGE]
ADFE86 92-0551 COBB11  2017-04-13 23:16:06 C-130H United States AFRC | 94AW | 700AS [KMGE]
ADFE4D 94-0321 PAT321  2017-04-13 22:02:12 C-12R United States USARC | 6-52 AVN (TA)  ---  26000
AE5774 10-00259 ---   2017-04-13 20:54:08 C-12V United States ---
AE04AE 165740 EASY40  2017-04-13 20:24:12 UC-35 United States MAW-4  4011  40050
ADFE4C 94-0320/95-0099 ---   2017-04-13 20:08:07 C-12V United States US Army | B/6-52 AVN (TA) DET-1 [KFTK]  ---  20500
AE1211 03-0726 ---   2017-04-13 19:42:12 UC-35C United States USARC | 2-228 AVN
AE1BF0 07-4637 GLEAN73  2017-04-13 18:06:16 C-130J-30 United States USAF | 19AW [KLRF]
AE595B 13-5784 ---   2017-04-13 18:04:16 C-130J-30 United States USAF | 19AW [KLRF]
AE4E0D 11-5740 GLEAN70  2017-04-13 18:04:16 C-130J-30 United States USAF | 19AW [KLRF]
AE1532 06-4634 GLEAN74  2017-04-13 18:04:16 C-130J-30 United States USAF | 19AW | 48AS [KLRF]
A39AAB ------ EDG33  2017-04-13 17:48:14 --- United States ---  7125  40000
AE4EBD 168439 ---   2017-04-13 17:36:10 P-8A United States USN | VP-16 [KNIP]  ---  27500
AE0423 59-1505 SODA82  2017-04-13 17:00:14 KC-135R United States TN ANG | 134ARW | 151ARS [KTYS]
ADFE4C 94-0320/95-0099 PAT941  2017-04-13 16:48:14 C-12V United States US Army | B/6-52 AVN (TA) DET-1 [KFTK]  ---  20500
AE57C5 169000 VVLL887  2017-04-13 16:42:26 P-8A United States USN |  7672  34000
AE4EBD 168439 LANCER2  2017-04-13 16:34:15 P-8A United States USN | VP-16 [KNIP]  ---  27500
AE08FC 84-24379 PAT810  2017-04-13 16:30:16 C-12R United States USARC | A/2-228 AVN (TA) [KWRI ]  1655  24950
ADFF00 96-0112 ---   2017-04-13 16:26:22 C-12J United States USARMY | CARA AVN SECTION [KAPG]
AE11EE 81-0005 ---   2017-04-13 16:16:15 E-3G United States USAF | 552ACW [KTIK]
AE025E 61-0264 NICE21  2017-04-13 15:52:07 KC-135R United States OH ANG | 121ARW [KLCK]  4057  33000
ADFCA2 92-0353 ---   2017-04-13 15:42:22 T-1A Jayhawk United States USAF | 479FTG | 451FTS [KNPA]
ADFC89 91-0101 ---   2017-04-13 15:32:11 T-1A Jayhawk United States USAF | 479FTG | 451FTS [KNPA]
ADFDB6 93-1036 COBB36  2017-04-13 14:48:08 C-130H United States AFRC | 94AW | 700AS [KMGE]
ADFC79 91-0085 ---   2017-04-13 14:22:35 T-1A Jayhawk United States USAF | 479FTG | 451FTS [KNPA]
ADFCD2 94-0115 ---   2017-04-13 12:50:38 T-1A Jayhawk United States USAF | 479FTG | 451FTS [KNPA]
AE093D 01-0301 ---   2017-04-13 12:32:09 UC-35a1 United States US Army | OSACOM PATD [KADW]  6024  41000
AE0577 86-0026 RCH392  2017-04-13 11:02:56 C-5M United States USAF | 60AMW [KSUU]  21  38000
AE036F 98-0009 ---   2017-04-13 10:02:36 UC-35A United States USARMY |
AE1472 07-7180 IMPAC98  2017-04-13 05:28:06 C-17A United States USAF | 437AW [KCHS]
AE2FB0 08-8204 GRITS01  2017-04-13 01:22:09 C-17A United States USAF | 437AW [KCHS]  5732  26000
AE12BB 69-5828 FLIP33  2017-04-13 01:22:09 MC-130P United States USAF | 1SOW | 9SOS [KHRT]
AE57C5 169000 VVLL806  2017-04-13 01:20:10 P-8A United States USN |  ---  33000
AE013D 64-14839 HAPPY63  2017-04-13 01:16:07 KC-135R United States IL ANG | 126ARW | 108ARS [KBLV]  1140  26900

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Eisenhower Strike Group Completes First OFRP SUSTEX


ATLANTIC OCEAN (NNS) -- The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group (Ike CSG) completed the first sustainment exercise (SUSTEX) under the Navy's Optimized Fleet Response Plan (OFRP), April 11.

Prior to OFRP, carrier strike groups disaggregated following deployment and did not reintegrate until the work up cycle for the next deployment. Under OFRP, the carrier strike group remains intact throughout the integrated and sustainment phases.

The sustainment phase includes pre-deployment, deployment and post-deployment timelines, ensuring forces remain ready to deploy and surge if necessary. This maximizes the Navy's forward presence with available ship capacity.

Ike and its carrier strike group are underway participating in the sustainment exercise designed to maintain deployment readiness as part of the Navy's OFRP.

"OFRP balances forward presence requirements with maintenance and operational tempo in a way that ensures forces are ready to deploy, or in our case surge forward, if needed, with the right capabilities," said Rear Adm. Jim Malloy, commander of Ike CSG. "By having the CSG maintained at peak material readiness while continuing to train and operate together, we remain ready."

The two-week, live event driven exercise consisted of staffs, air wing and ships that deployed together, including the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike), Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 3, CSG-10, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 26, guided-missile destroyer USS Mason (DDG 87), and guided-missile cruisers USS San Jacinto (CG 56) and USS Monterey (CG 61).

SUSTEX is designed to reverify, test and train the carrier strike group's ability to perform and effectively respond as an integrated team during simulated scenarios the group may encounter while deployed or during high-end warfare.

CSG-10 worked in conjunction with CSG-4 to ensure the most realistic training evolutions including simulated opposing forces in anti-air warfare, anti-surface warfare, anti-submarine warfare, strike warfare, irregular warfare, and maritime interdiction scenarios.

The lessons learned and best practices will be incorporated into future CSG SUSTEX.

"Our successful SUSTEX has set the initial framework for other carrier strike groups to adopt and modify to their own post-deployment training plan," Malloy said.

At the conclusion of the exercise, Malloy said, "The strike group's outstanding performance in this complex and challenging exercise speaks volumes about the skill and dedication of the officers and Sailors in our ships and squadrons, as they rapidly integrated for the first time in three months and quickly regained fighting form, honing warfighting readiness and maintaining the edge that made our deployment so successful."

Ike and its carrier strike group are underway participating in the sustainment exercise designed to maintain deployment readiness as part of the Navy's Optimized Fleet Response Plan.

Mode-S/ADS Milcom Intercepts 12 Apr 2017 - Brasstown NC

Here is the latest round of Mode-S/ADS-B Military/Government intercepts logged from here on the radio ranch in WNC. All dates/times are UTC and sorted in date/time order.

040000 various ---   2017-04-12 23:58:04 various various Various  4130  33000
AE04E9 61-0272 MASH83  2017-04-12 23:44:06 KC-135R United States AFRC | 434ARW | 72ARS [KGUS]
AE2FA8 08-8196 RCH101  2017-04-12 21:14:14 C-17A United States USAF | 62AW [KTCM]
AE11E1 77-0353 SCOUT03H  2017-04-12 21:00:11 E-3C United States USAF | 552ACW [KTIK]  0565  32000
AE1472 07-7180 IMPAC98  2017-04-12 20:58:15 C-17A United States USAF | 437AW [KCHS]  1514  28000
AE11E9 79-0003 ---   2017-04-12 20:16:11 E-3C United States USAF | 552ACW [KTIK]
ADFD76 91-0506 ---   2017-04-12 18:56:08 C-26E United States CO ARNG | OSACOM DET-33 [KBKF]
ADFE4C 94-0320/95-0099 PAT440  2017-04-12 18:26:20 C-12V United States US Army | B/6-52 AVN (TA) DET-1 [KFTK]  ---  26000
AE54C6 11-5765 KING15  2017-04-12 17:22:27 HC-130J United States USAF | 23 Wing | 71RQS [KVAD]
AE5752 12-00277 ---   2017-04-12 16:56:11 C-12S United States US Army  6547  20300
AE5774 10-00259 ---   2017-04-12 16:54:28 C-12V United States ---
AE04E5 59-1478 SODA81  2017-04-12 16:04:13 KC-135R United States TN ANG | 134ARW | 151ARS [KTYS]
AE025E 61-0264 EDDIE61  2017-04-12 15:50:20 KC-135R United States OH ANG | 121ARW [KLCK]  6777  27100
AE07A6 59-1474 RCH9474  2017-04-12 15:44:11 KC-135R United States MI ANG | 127WG | 171ARS [KMTC]
AE1211 03-0726 ---   2017-04-12 15:42:24 UC-35C United States USARC | 2-228 AVN  2407  40000
AE1496 97-0201 LEGEND4  2017-04-12 14:54:40 E-8C United States GA ANG | 116ACW [KWRB]
AE57C5 169000 VVLL803  2017-04-12 14:22:45 P-8A United States USN |  ---  33000
AE04EF 86-0079 PAT079  2017-04-12 13:26:33 C-12J United States 6-52nd AVN  5702  24100
ADFEB3 73-1676 ---   2017-04-12 11:18:37 E-4B United States USAF | 55WG | 1ACCS [KOFF]
0D067E ------ ---   2017-04-12 01:16:04 ------ Mexico ---  7016  34000
AE4EBB 168437 ---   2017-04-12 00:46:09 P-8A United States USN | VP-5 [KNIP]  3325  23025
AE4E18 11-5727 KING21  2017-04-12 00:34:48 HC-130J United States USAF | 23 Wing | 71RQS [KVAD]

Japan's jets deployed in response to Russian bombers

By Photo: RAF/MOD, OGL, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=36739848

From the UPI website

Japanese fighter jets were scrambled to warn six incoming Russian aircraft flying near Tokyo-claimed airspace, NHK reported Wednesday, local time.

The deployment of the aircraft of Japan's self-defense forces took place on Tuesday after two Russian Tu-95 Bear strategic bombers were seen near Japan's claimed portion of the Pacific Ocean.
Russia then sent two Ilyushin Il-38 fighters to an area near the coast of Hokkaido, Japan's northernmost island, and that same afternoon deployed two anti-submarine warfare aircraft, the Tupolev Tu-142, to the Sea of Japan.

Two of the aircraft, most likely the Ilyushin Il-38 fighters, flew across the Pacific Ocean, then made a U-turn after reaching an offshore area near Tokyo.

The fighter jets returned to Russian territory following a course toward Hokkaido, according to the report.

Japanese airspace was not trespassed, the military said.

Tokyo is on alert for any further provocations in the region, particularly from North Korea.

Pyongyang most recently conducted a missile test that ended in failure, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called the launch a grave threat to national security.

Japan is also coordinating an upcoming joint exercise with the U.S. aircraft carrier Carl Vinson, the Asahi Shimbun reported Wednesday, local time.

The supercarrier is en route to the Korean peninsula, but will make a stopover in Japan to conduct joint training, according to Japan's defense ministry.

The drill is to take place in the East China Sea, in an area west of Kyushu in southern Japan.
North Korea warned of "catastrophic consequences" following the U.S. Navy decision to reroute the Carl Vinson back to the peninsula.