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-- -- a possible threat is suspected in US airspace the Air National Guard -- in action.
Fully armed F fifteen fighter jets scrambled to this -- able to fly faster than the speed of sound intercepting questionable aircraft.
Determining their identity ready to shoot them down if necessary.
Your job is to protect America that is.
-- going it's going well let's -- -- well.
This is operation noble eagle a response to the 9/11 attacks.
There are eighteen aerospace alert sites across the US operated primarily by state Air National Guard units.
The pilots include combat veterans -- flown strike missions in Kosovo Iraq and Afghanistan.
Now defending the homeland.
It does give me a great amount of pride.
Knowing MI country has asked me.
To sit on point and to go out there.
And and find.
Targets that could potentially be threats and make sure that they're they're not gonna hurt anybody the Massachusetts Air National Guard invited Fox News to ride along on a simulated training mission.
Chasing down an unidentified Cessna plane that entered restricted airspace without permission.
-- independent mind you -- -- -- and airborne aircraft.
We're only minutes from Boston and from New York during a scramble.
Well within our combat radius -- -- -- missions from the weapons.
The weapons are more than enough to to do the task that would be enhanced for homeland defense.
Constantly on alert patrolling a critical section of the northeast home to a quarter of the US population and a third of its gross domestic product.
-- scrambled many times pilots haven't pulled the trigger yet.
As far as you're concerned if you never get that call.
We are you look at the Cold War within our senate side so we never got the call -- we're doing -- -- Part of foreign wars to -- Operation noble eagle is on watch 447365.
In the -- over you.
In Westfield Massachusetts Rick Leventhal Fox News.
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