Michael Jordan's first experiences covering the US Air
Force came in the mid-1990s, when
he was a reporter for a local television station in
Macon, GA. Michael flew in an F-16 fighter with the
USAF Thunderbirds and traveled to the Middle East aboard
a KC-135 mid-air refueling tanker from Warner-Robins Air
In the years since, Michael has
traveled to Afghanistan and Central America to cover the
men and women of the Georgia
Air National Guard's 165th Airlift Wing, and covered
stories about the numerous Air Force units that come to
train at Savannah's Combat Readiness Training
Center (CRTC). Michael is looking forward to
covering the Tennessee Air National Guard's 134th Air
Refueling Wing as his family moves to Knoxville,
F-22 Raptors in Savannah 2012
In August 2012, a group of the US Air Force's most advanced fighter planes were temporarily based in Savannah, GA. The F-22 Raptors' had to make way for construction on the runway at their home base in Virginia.
The planes flew out of the Georgia Air National Guard's Combat Readiness Training Center at the Savannah International Airport, and took advantage of the opportunity to train against other fighter squadrons based in the area.
'Sentry Savannah' 2014
In February 2014, fighter planes and other military aircraft from across the nation gathered in Savannah for the largest-ever training exercise in the region's history. Military reporter Michael Jordan covered the story for WSAV-TV3/NBC-Savannah, taking viewers behind the scenes at the Combat Readiness Training Center for an inside look at the complex operation.