I used to love to watch them practice dog fighting(when jets try to shoot each other down) over my house in Marstons Mills as a boy. Also, I did not feel as safe when the jets left for a new home in Western Massachusetts! Problem Solved!  Keep an eye on the sky this summer, when the 104th fighter wing calls the cape home while they're base is being repaired. The 104th Fighter Wing is responsible for protecting a quarter of the population of the United States according to Cape Cod Today.


The F-15s were once based at Otis, but Department of Defense cuts in 2005 sent them to Barnes Air National Guard Base. Fighter pilots with the 102d Fighter Interceptor Wing were the first to scramble after the attack on the Twin Towers in New York City on September 11, 2001.