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Senator Bill Nelson receives familiarization flight at Tyndall

U.S. Senator Bill Nelson smiles while getting fitted in flight gear prior to flying in a T-38 Talon at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., April 3, 2018. The Florida senator, in office since 2001, flew in a familiarization flight to better understand Tyndall’s mission and its contributions to the local area, state and nation as a whole. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Isaiah J. Soliz/Released)

U.S. Senator Bill Nelson smiles while getting fitted in flight gear prior to flying in a T-38 Talon at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., April 3, 2018. The Florida senator, in office since 2001, flew in a familiarization flight to better understand Tyndall’s mission and its contributions to the local area, state and nation as a whole. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Isaiah J. Soliz/Released)

U.S. Senator Bill Nelson, of Florida, is fitted for flight gear by Airman 1st Class Aaron Cusick, 325th Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment technician, prior to a familiarization flight at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., April 3, 2018. The senator was flown in a T-38 Talon after undergoing several safety briefings, medical screenings and a mission brief given by Col. Michael Hernandez, 325th Fighter Wing commander. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Isaiah J. Soliz/Released)

U.S. Senator Bill Nelson, of Florida, is fitted for flight gear by Airman 1st Class Aaron Cusick, 325th Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment technician, prior to a familiarization flight at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., April 3, 2018. The senator was flown in a T-38 Talon after undergoing several safety briefings, medical screenings and a mission brief given by Col. Michael Hernandez, 325th Fighter Wing commander. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Isaiah J. Soliz/Released)

U.S. Senator Bill Nelson sits in the cockpit of a T-38 Talon after a familiarization flight at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., April 3, 2018. Nelson, a Florida senator since 2001, flew in a familiarization flight after experiencing several safety briefings and medical evaluations. In addition to the flight, Nelson was able to see first-hand the scope of responsibility and importance of Tyndall’s mission on the local, state and national arenas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Isaiah J. Soliz/Released)

U.S. Senator Bill Nelson sits in the cockpit of a T-38 Talon after a familiarization flight at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., April 3, 2018. Nelson, a Florida senator since 2001, flew in a familiarization flight after experiencing several safety briefings and medical evaluations. In addition to the flight, Nelson was able to see first-hand the scope of responsibility and importance of Tyndall’s mission on the local, state and national arenas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Isaiah J. Soliz/Released)

U.S. Air Force Col. Michael Hernandez, 325th Fighter Wing commander(left), and U.S. Senator Bill Nelson (right), of Florida, taxi in a T-38 Talon during a familiarization flight at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., April 3, 2018. The Florida senator was flown in a T-38 to better familiarize him with Tyndall’s mission and the base’s impact on the local, state and national arenas. He was flown after undergoing several safety briefings, medical screenings, and a mission brief given by Hernandez. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Isaiah J. Soliz/Released)

U.S. Air Force Col. Michael Hernandez, 325th Fighter Wing commander(left), and U.S. Senator Bill Nelson (right), of Florida, taxi in a T-38 Talon during a familiarization flight at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., April 3, 2018. The Florida senator was flown in a T-38 to better familiarize him with Tyndall’s mission and the base’s impact on the local, state and national arenas. He was flown after undergoing several safety briefings, medical screenings, and a mission brief given by Hernandez. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Isaiah J. Soliz/Released)