The runway at the Rifle Garfield County Airport.

Air Force Reserve training slated for Sept. 12-15

MEDIA ADVISORY
September 9, 2021

The Air Force Reserve is scheduled to conduct a special fuel operation training exercise at the Rifle Garfield County Airport from September 12 – 15. This training exercise takes place on the ramp and not in the air, though military aircraft will be flying into and out of the airport during this time.

“This ramp operation is in a secured location and the training is unfortunately not open to the public,” said Rifle Garfield County Airport Director, Brian Condie.

Increased military aircraft traffic is expected throughout the Rocky Mountain region, and more than 50 military ground crew are scheduled to take part in the training exercise. The Air Force Reserve has exclusive use of a new concrete ramp and the associated asphalt taxiway at the airport, but the operations will not interfere with normal aircraft traffic.

Please note this training may be canceled at any time due a change in Air Force Reserve priorities.

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