BRATTLEBORO -- F-15 fighter jets from the 104th Fighter Wing in Westfield, Mass., are scheduled to participate in an alert exercise on Jan. 29, over the southern Vermont and southwest New Hampshire.

Areas that might see increased activity include, but are not limited to, Wells, Dorsett, Granville, Bennington and Brattleboro and Keene, Hinsdale and Jaffrey, N.H.

F-15 fighter jets will be conducting this training to facilitate training for alert pilots on intercept procedures, ensuring the Massachusetts Air National Guard is prepared to defend the Northeast airspace against any airborne threat. These exercises are carefully planned, closely controlled and include exercising airspace restriction violations, hijackings and responding to unknown aircraft.