Be on alert for fighter jets overhead

An F-16CG aircraft defrosts on the flightline in the early morning hours at the 180th Fighter Wing, Ohio Air National Guard, Swanton, Ohio. The 180th Fighter Wing performed a unit training assembly Jan. 7 and 8, 2012 where traditional status guardsmen participate in once monthly training activities such as flying and maintaining these aircraft.(U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Beth Holliker/Released)
An F-16CG aircraft defrosts on the flightline in the early morning hours at the 180th Fighter Wing, Ohio Air National Guard, Swanton, Ohio. The 180th Fighter Wing performed a unit training assembly Jan. 7 and 8, 2012 where traditional status guardsmen participate in once monthly training activities such as flying and maintaining these aircraft.(U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Beth Holliker/Released)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – You might spot some fighter jets in the sky Tuesday morning, but do not be alarmed.

The Toledo Air National Guard’s 180th Fighter Wing is performing training exercises. it is testing its Aerospace Control Alert system.

The group says residents in the Dayton and Middletown area could see jets flying overhead until about 10:00 a.m.

The exercise is a coordinated effort between the Eastern Air Defense Sector, Federal Aviation Administration and the 180th Fighter Wing alert aircraft.

Any weather that moves in could alter the plan.

The fighter group says the exercise is a routine activity as part of Operation Noble Eagle which was initiated after the terror attacks of September 11, 2001.

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