Eielson Aggressors resume flying after being grounded by sequestration

According to Air Force Public Affairs the 18th Aggressor Squadron based out of Eielson Air Force Base resumed flying today after being grounded due to sequestration.

According to Brig. Gen. Mark Kelly, the 354th Fighter Wing Commander, the jets will be flying at a reduced rate from previous times and trainings.

According to Kelly they will concentrate on supporting the F-22s of the 3rd Wing with local training and through the Red Flag Alaska exercise 13-3 which is set to occur August 8th through the 23rd.

The reinstatement of flying costs 208 million dollars of the 1.8 billion dollar reprogramming allocation that was authorized by Congress.

The restoration of flying hours is set only through October 1st 2013.