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USAF-Navy Team Tests Aircraft Weapons at Tyndall AFB; Lt. Cmdr. Thomas Kellner Quoted

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Aircraft squadrons from the U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force took part in an exercise that assessed air-to-air and air-to-ground weapon systems. Weapon System Evaluation Program East 21.03 took place at Tyndall Air Force from Dec. 7 to 18 in support of Air Combat Command's evaluation needs, USAF said Sunday.

The 83rd Fighter Weapons Squadron administered the event with the participation of Tyndall's 43rd Fighter Squadron and multiple strike fighter groups from the Navy.

The 325th Operation Support Squadron inspected runways, validated flight plans, delivered weather information and performed other forms of ground-based preparation work for the exercise. The exercise ran 87 sorties with 28 missiles fired across the 11-day event.

“The (Navy and Air Force) joint team help each other meet the nation’s tasking and maintain a sharp edge on their combat skills while forward deployed," said Lt. Cmdr. Thomas Kellner, FA-18 program manager for the 83rd Fighter Squadron.