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Louder Than Usual at NASJRB



    Louder Than Usual at NASJRB
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    F-16 Fighting Falcons will be screaming through the air more than usual on Saturday at NASJRB, but it's only an exercise.

    You may hear more noise than normal from jets at the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base in Fort Worth.

    The Air Force Reserve's 301st Fighter Wing is conducting exercises that will increase air-traffic near the base Saturday.

    "Basically, we just want our neighbors, who live and work around NAS Fort Worth JRB, to be aware of the short-term increase in noise and flights of our F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft during these two days," said Lt. Col. David Kurle, the wing's public affairs officer in a news release.

    It won't just be screaming jets overhead, people near the base may hear public-address announcements and bird-cannons during the exercise.

    The base is simulating a war-time environment. "We want to be good neighbors and let folks know what's happening at the base is only an exercise," said Kurle.

    Flight operations are expected to begin each day at 8 a.m. and conclude by 10:30 p.m.