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[[Image:Guard Dog CAP.jpg|right|thumb|ZDC Sector map for CAP]]
 
[[Image:Guard Dog CAP.jpg|right|thumb|ZDC Sector map for CAP]]
  
Here are the units with callsigns that participate in CAP duty (with the associated callsigns):
 
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! Unit !! Callsign(s)
 
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| [[DC ANG 113th Fighter Wing]], 121st Fighter Squadron || BRAVE
 
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| [[NJ ANG 177th Fighter Wing]], 119th Fighter Squadron || COSMIC
 
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| Eglin AFB FL 58th Fighter Squadron, 33rd Fighter Wing || ARROW
 
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| Shaw AFB SC 79th and 77th Fighter Squadrons, 20th Fighter Wing || PITTMAN
 
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| [[Joint Base Langley–Eustis (LFI) Hampton City (VA)]] 27th Fighter Squadron || HARASS
 
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| [http://www.scannewengland.net/wiki/index.php/Vermont_Military Vermont ANG]  based at Langley || MAPLE
 
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| Seymour Johnson NC 334th Fighter Squadron/4th Fighter Wing || RAMROD
 
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| Langley 94th Fighter Squadron || RAPTOR (old),<br/>SONIC (CAP 11/2007, 2009 Inauguration)
 
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| 112th FS/180th FW, OH-ANG Toledo || MUDDY, during the 2009 Inauguration
 
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|}
 
  
Guidance during the Guard Dog CAP is provided by [[North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD)]] Eastern Air Defense Sector(EADS) using callsign HUNTRESS
 
The CAP is normally comprised of two F-15 or F-16 fighters and a KC-135 tanker for refueling support. A pair of F-22A Raptor fighters participated in Dec 2006, May 2007, Nov 2007, Dec 2007, and Feb 2008.
 
 
==Frequencies==
 
''All frequencies noted here are in AM mode''
 
* [[Joint Base Andrews (ADW) Prince George's County (MD)]] is often used for a refuel stop ,a maintenance problem or if bad weather develops
 
* HUNTRESS frequencies most often used for primary CAP control are '''228.9000''' and '''260.9000'''. These frequencies have also been used for refueling.
 
* DC-ANG will often use '''139.7000''' as primary CAP freq. This freq is also used by HUNTRESS to work BLACKJACK (USCG helo) units
 
* NJ-ANG has been known to use '''138.2000''' as primary CAP freq
 
* Refueling is often performed on the primary frequency; in the past, it had been on a separate boom freq. The boom freq is normally stated at the beginning of the CAP. See the bottom of this article for a summary of freqs used in the past.
 
* The fighters and the tanker get clearance to enter/exit the CAP area using Guard Dog (Washington Center) special frequencies of '''135.5250''' / '''350.2500''' ''(primary)'' or '''126.5500''' / '''269.5000''' ''(secondary)''. 
 
* VT-ANG units have been noted on:
 
** '''125.1250'''  Supervisor of Flight
 
** '''138.0000'''  Ops
 
** '''138.5250'''  Ops
 
** '''238.2500'''  Air-air interflight 
 
* Shaw AFB (PITMAN) units have been noted on the following freqs:
 
** ''79th Fighter Squadron (Tigers)''
 
** '''138.0250''' last noted Jan 2006<br>
 
** '''138.1500''' possibly V-8<br>
 
** '''141.6000''' possibly V-9<br>
 
** '''141.7750''' possibly V-10<br>
 
** '''142.1250''' possibly V-11 June 2006<br>
 
** '''236.5500''' brief use June 2006<br>
 
** ''77th Fighter Squadron (Gamblers)''
 
** '''139.8250''' V-8 used Jan, March 2007, ''138.8250 hrd Dec.2006; 143.8000 hrd Sept 2006''<br>
 
** '''138.0250''' V-9 used Jan 2007, ''141.750 used Sept.2006, Oct 2006 CAP''<br>
 
** '''140.3750''' V-10 used Sept.2006 during NYC CAP, Oct 2006 CAP<br>
 
** '''141.6750''' V-11<br>
 
** '''138.9000''' V-12 used Jan 2007 ''139.925 used Sept.2006''<br>
 
* Eglin AFB (ARROW) units have been noted:
 
** '''338.7500'''
 
** '''369.1500''' Mar.09 CAP
 
** '''259.5500''' Nov 2007 CAP
 
** '''320.9500''' Feb.08 CAP '15 Prime', Mar.09 CAP low use
 
** '''316.4500''' Feb.08 CAP
 
** '''305.4500''' Feb.08, Mar.08 CAP
 
** '''253.7000''' Feb.08 CAP
 
** '''326.4750''' Mar.08 CAP
 
** '''276.5500''' Inauguration 2009
 
** '''257.3500''' Inauguration 2009
 
* MUDDY units have used '''143.8500''' for interflight during the 2009 Inauguration
 
* Mountain Home AFB (F-15C/D 366th FW/390th FS TDY Langley AFB; callsign: CLAW) manned the Guard Dog CAP over the Thanksgiving 2008 holiday weekend Ops and A/A freqs noted:
 
**'''276.6250'''
 
**'''276.6750'''
 
**'''357.1000''' (callsign: '''CLAW OPS''')
 
**'''360.1500''' (Langley interflight freq)
 
**'''NOTE:''' common ZDC freq for units TDY Langley arriving from the south is '''ZDC-Calvert 281.4000'''.
 
* May 2007 RAPTOR units noted on '''315.8500''' as a chitchat and talking to Guard Dog on '''126.5500'''. They later reverted to the usual '''135.5250''' for Guard Dog. '''350.2500''' was used throughout.
 
* July and September 2007 HARASS fighters used '''360.1500''' for interflight
 
* July 2007 RAMROD fighters the following were used for interflight:
 
** '''300.1250'''
 
** '''300.2250'''
 
** '''300.3250'''
 
** '''300.4250'''
 
** '''301.3250'''
 
** '''301.5250'''
 
** '''302.0750'''
 
** '''303.0000''' 
 
* As of 1st October, the [[United States Coast Guard]] has taken over responsibility for low flying and slower a/c violating the ADIZ in this region
 
* Flights and Tankers will often use the Nationwide FSS frequency '''255.4000''' to get weather and other information from Leesburg Radio
 
* Also check the '''UHF''' frequencies of the following for flights arriving/leaving the CAP;
 
**[[Potomac Consolidated Terminal Radar Approach Control]]
 
**{{DB|a|2247|Washington Air Route Traffic Control Center}}
 
**{{DB|a|2246|NY Air Route Traffic Control Center}}   
 
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; Other Refueling freqs noted in the past
 
* '''6.76100''' HF USB 'Tanker Common'
 
* '''123.5250''' Naval Refueling
 
* '''139.8750''' Tankers interplane                                                     
 
* '''143.8250''' Tankers Interplane
 
* '''148.0500''' Tankers Interplane
 
* '''228.0000''' AR-777
 
* '''234.5000''' Refueling ops Duke MOA
 
* '''235.1000''' Refueling ops AR206/328
 
* '''236.2500''' Aerial refueling
 
* '''238.9000''' AR-212/AR-636
 
* '''252.8000''' Tanker/refueling Aug 2007
 
* '''349.7000''' AR20 secondary
 
* '''266.4000''' Tanker/refueling Aug 2007
 
* '''266.5000''' Andrews 756th ARS Interplane
 
* '''270.1500''' Used briefly during Xmas 2007 CAP
 
* '''274.4500''' AR218/220
 
* '''276.5000''' Refueling ops AR216/609
 
* '''277.3500''' CAP Refueling
 
* '''282.7000''' AR Secondary
 
* '''283.9000''' AR-217/AR-616
 
* '''288.0000''' BLUE24 refueling
 
* '''293.7000''' STEEL interplane
 
* '''294.8000''' Boom Freq tanker from McGuire
 
* '''295.8000''' AR-631
 
* '''299.9000''' Refueling discrete noted June 06
 
* '''303.0000''' 108th Refueling Wing @McGuire
 
* '''303.1250''' AR18V Cherry Pt
 
* '''341.7500''' AR-20
 
* '''305.5000''' AR-219
 
* '''311.0000''' CP Common - in the immediate Mid-Atlantic area most commonly used by the 171st ARW PA ANG Pittsburgh (callsign: STEEL) and 916th ARW/77th ARS (AFRC) Seymour Johnson AFB (callsign: BACKY).
 
* '''311.5750''' AR18V Cherry Pt
 
* '''315.9000''' AR-777 Secondary
 
* '''319.7000''' Tanker secondary/AR-636
 
* '''320.4500''' AR W-386 Test Track
 
* '''320.6000'''
 
* '''324.0000'''
 
* '''324.6000''' AR-204/AR-207
 
* '''327.6000''' Refueling AR-205
 
* '''327.9000''' Refueling noted during Sept 06 CAP over NYC
 
* '''339.6000''' Refueling ops Aug 2007
 
* '''341.7500''' Aerial refueling
 
* '''343.5000''' Refueling AR-608
 
* '''346.2500''' Marine Refueling
 
* '''348.9000''' AR-206H Refueling
 
* '''351.2000''' Andrews 756th ARS
 
* '''365.7000''' Aerial Refueling
 
* '''387.8000''' Aerial Refueling
 
* '''387.9000''' Tanker Boom freq
 
* '''396.2000''' A/A Refueling for Europe-USA flight June 2006
 
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Also check out the following;
 
Also check out the following;
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* {{DB|a|2247|Washington Air Route Traffic Control Center}}
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* {{DB|a|2246|NY Air Route Traffic Control Center}}   
 
* {{DB|a|2182|Langley AFB}} RRDB entry
 
* {{DB|a|2182|Langley AFB}} RRDB entry
 
* [[Fort Belvoir/Davison AAF]]
 
* [[Fort Belvoir/Davison AAF]]
 
   
 
   
''Thanks to TinEar for the writeup''
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[[Category:New Jersey Civil Aviation]]
 
[[Category:New Jersey Civil Aviation]]
 
[[Category:New Jersey Military Aviation]]
 
[[Category:New Jersey Military Aviation]]
[[Category:United States Air Force in New Jersey]]
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[[Category:United States Air Force in New Jersey]]r
 
[[Category:United States Air Force Frequencies in New Jersey]]
 
[[Category:United States Air Force Frequencies in New Jersey]]
  

Revision as of 13:02, 17 November 2020

The Combat Air Patrol (CAP) covering Washington D.C. and/or the Thurmont (Camp David) area is known as the Guard Dog CAP. Notices about CAPs can be found here - look at entries marked ZDC in the facility column. The sector map can be seen at the right (click to enlarge - thanx Tinear).

ZDC Sector map for CAP


Also check out the following;