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vincent_vega_lives Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-23-07 12:49 PM
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The seven dark aircraft on the left are F-16s belonging to the 113th Wing of the DC Air National Guard. They did scramble.

(10:42 a.m.) September 11, 2001: Andrews Fighters Finally Take Off, but Without Missiles: Two F-16s take off from Andrews Air Force Base lightly armed with nothing more than hot guns and non-explosive training rounds. Lead pilot Lt. Col. Marc Sasseville flies one; the other pilot is Capt. Heather Penney Garcia, also known by the codename Lucky. These fighters had been at another base that morning, waiting to be armed with AIM-9 missiles, a process that takes about an hour.

The eight aircraft on the right are USN F-18s, part of the Naval Air Facility. They would only be there temporarily for training. Not stationed there, why I asked for a date.
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