An F-35 streaks across the sky during a training mission. Department of Defense photo
An F-35 streaks across the sky during a training mission. Department of Defense photo

CAMP DOUGLAS — Volk Field will conduct its annual Northern Lightning exercise Aug. 9-20, 2021. Expect increased military flight activity over Wisconsin daily between 9:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., according to a news release.

Residents in the flight area may hear sonic booms during the daytime flights.

Counties affected may include: Adams, Brown, Calumet, Clark, Columbia, Dane, Dodge, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Jackson, Juneau, Marathon, Marquette, Monroe, Outagamie, Portage, Sauk, Sheboygan, Trempealeau, Waupaca, Waushara, Winnebago, and Wood.

The annual training exercise meant to mimic air battle with electronic issues, simulated threats, and opposing aircraft. The exercise will feature approximately 60 aircraft, including the F-35, and nearly 1,000 military personnel, according to the Associated Press.

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