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Tyndall's flight line; multiple agencies collaborate for mission success

Pictured is the front landing tire of an QF-16 at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, July 9, 2020. The QF-16 aircraft directly supports fourth-generation fighter capabilities in the aerial target mission set, by allowing the aircraft to be both manned or remotely piloted. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Magen M. Reeves)

Pictured is the front landing tire of an QF-16 at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, July 9, 2020. The QF-16 aircraft directly supports fourth-generation fighter capabilities in the aerial target mission set, by allowing the aircraft to be both manned or remotely piloted. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Magen M. Reeves)

Michael Reeves with the 82nd Aerial Targets Squadron, contractor, works to rethread the wiring on the front landing tire on a QF-16 at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, July 9, 2020. The 82nd ARTS contractors fulfill a variety of different flight line technical skills, including replacing old or malfunctioning landing gear. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Magen M. Reeves)

Michael Reeves with the 82nd Aerial Targets Squadron, contractor, works to rethread the wiring on the front landing tire on a QF-16 at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, July 9, 2020. The 82nd ARTS contractors fulfill a variety of different flight line technical skills, including replacing old or malfunctioning landing gear. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Magen M. Reeves)

Michael Reeves with the 82nd Aerial Targets Squadron, contractor, places a grease-based lubricant on the front landing gear of a QF-16 at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, July 9, 2020. The 82nd ARTS contractors fulfill a variety of different flight line technical skills, including replacing old or malfunctioning landing gear. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Magen M. Reeves)

Michael Reeves with the 82nd Aerial Targets Squadron, contractor, places a grease-based lubricant on the front landing gear of a QF-16 at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, July 9, 2020. The 82nd ARTS contractors fulfill a variety of different flight line technical skills, including replacing old or malfunctioning landing gear. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Magen M. Reeves)

Michael Reeves with the 82nd Aerial Targets Squadron, contractor, tightens the nuts and bolts after replacing the tire of the front landing gear of a QF-16 at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, July 9, 2020. The 82nd ARTS contractors fulfill a variety of different flight line technical skills including replacing old or malfunctioning landing gear. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Magen M. Reeves)

Michael Reeves with the 82nd Aerial Targets Squadron, contractor, tightens the nuts and bolts after replacing the tire of the front landing gear of a QF-16 at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, July 9, 2020. The 82nd ARTS contractors fulfill a variety of different flight line technical skills including replacing old or malfunctioning landing gear. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Magen M. Reeves)

Michael Reeves with the 82nd Aerial Targets Squadron, contractor, works to replace the front landing tire on a QF-16 at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, July 9, 2020. The 82nd ARTS contractors fulfill a variety of different flight line technical skills including replacing old or malfunctioning landing gear. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Magen M. Reeves)

Michael Reeves with the 82nd Aerial Targets Squadron, contractor, works to replace the front landing tire on a QF-16 at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, July 9, 2020. The 82nd ARTS contractors fulfill a variety of different flight line technical skills including replacing old or malfunctioning landing gear. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Magen M. Reeves)

Pictured is an 82nd Aerial Targets Squadron mechanic’s tool set at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, July 9, 2020. There are many moving pieces to operational flight line success that rely on multi-faceted agencies supported by uniformed service members, governments service employees and contracted civilians. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Magen M. Reeves)

Pictured is an 82nd Aerial Targets Squadron mechanic’s tool set at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, July 9, 2020. There are many moving pieces to operational flight line success that rely on multi-faceted agencies supported by uniformed service members, governments service employees and contracted civilians. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Magen M. Reeves)

Michael Reeves with the 82nd Aerial Targets Squadron, contractor, works to replace the front landing tire on a QF-16 at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, July 9, 2020. The 82nd ARTS contractors fulfill a variety of different flight line technical skills, including replacing old or malfunctioning landing gear. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Magen M. Reeves)

Michael Reeves with the 82nd Aerial Targets Squadron, contractor, works to replace the front landing tire on a QF-16 at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, July 9, 2020. The 82nd ARTS contractors fulfill a variety of different flight line technical skills, including replacing old or malfunctioning landing gear. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Magen M. Reeves)

Dan Jones with the 82nd Aerial Targets Squadron, contractor, performs maintenance to the front gear of a QF-16 at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, July 9, 2020. Operations and performance checks are completed before and after every aircraft take off. (U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Magen M. Reeves)

Dan Jones with the 82nd Aerial Targets Squadron, contractor, performs maintenance to the front gear of a QF-16 at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, July 9, 2020. Operations and performance checks are completed before and after every aircraft take off. (U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Magen M. Reeves)

Dan Jones, right, and Jim Holland, left, with the 82nd Aerial Targets Squadron, contractors, work on the front landing gear of a QF-16 at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, July 9, 2020. Performance and maintenance checks are completed before and after every aircraft take off to ensure mission effectiveness and pilot safety. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Magen M. Reeves)

Dan Jones, right, and Jim Holland, left, with the 82nd Aerial Targets Squadron, contractors, work on the front landing gear of a QF-16 at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, July 9, 2020. Performance and maintenance checks are completed before and after every aircraft take off to ensure mission effectiveness and pilot safety. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Magen M. Reeves)

Pictured is a 325th Logistics Readiness Squadron petroleum, oils and lubricates fueling hose at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, July 9, 2020. There are many moving pieces to operational flight line success that rely on multi-faceted agencies, such as LRS’s POL Airmen, supported by uniformed service members, governments service employees and contracted civilians. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Magen M. Reeves)
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Pictured is a 325th Logistics Readiness Squadron petroleum, oils and lubricates fueling hose at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, July 9, 2020. There are many moving pieces to operational flight line success that rely on multi-faceted agencies, such as LRS’s POL Airmen, supported by uniformed service members, governments service employees and contracted civilians. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Magen M. Reeves)

Vincent Farrell with the 82nd Aerial Targets Squadron, pilot, stands near a QF-16 at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, July 9, 2020. Farrell had just returned from a qualifying flight and had dismounted from the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Magen M. Reeves)
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Vincent Farrell with the 82nd Aerial Targets Squadron, pilot, stands near a QF-16 at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, July 9, 2020. Farrell had just returned from a qualifying flight and had dismounted from the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Magen M. Reeves)

TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- Pictured is the front landing tire of an QF-16 at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, July 9, 2020. The QF-16 aircraft directly supports fourth-generation fighter capabilities in the aerial target mission set, by allowing the aircraft to be both manned or remotely piloted. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Magen M. Reeves)