California ANG F-16's over SF


There are F-18s at Moffett industry most likely the closest. They're from Fresno, which is the fighter unit that is closest to SF that I'm aware of. Moffett Field is no longer an duty that is active, it is ...



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  • There are F-18s at Moffett field
  • Probably the closest. They're from Fresno, which is the closest fighter unit to SF that I'm aware of. Moffett Field is no longer an active duty base, it's run by NASA now and the only flying unit is an ANG rescue unit flying 130's and H-60's. Travis AFB is about an hour north of SF, but they only have C-5's, C-17's, & KC-10's.
  • Thanks! Must have been some Falcons then.
  • You would think any AFB would have some fighter aircraft on base for protection. Does Travis not have any F-16's or F-18's?
  • Not that I'm aware of. I know that Air Guard units at Portland and Fresno are tasked with air defense for the west coast. Not sure if there are any others further north or south, aside from Alaska.
  • Wow, that seems a little thin stretched.
  • Well, I don't imagine there's much of a threat of anything coming from the west of California. The Russians and Chinese only have one aircraft carrier each and I'd imagine we know where they are at all times. Bombers would likely show up on radar way before they got anywhere close. Plus, it's not like those are the only fighter units available, they're just the ones that have alert duty. If the hsit ever hits the fan, there's an ANG F-15 unit at Klamath Falls in Oregon, the Marines have F/A-18's at Miramar in California, and I don't know what the Navy has around San Diego, but I'd imagine they'd have some kind of air to air capability, especially if there's a carrier in port.
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