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Vermont, Louisiana fighters visit Tyndall airspace

An F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 158th Fighter Wing, Vermont Air National Guard, awaits a scheduled take off during Weapons Systems Evaluation Program East 21.04 held at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, Jan. 22, 2021. The installation’s prime location on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico and its extensive airspace enabled the WSEP exercise to include aircraft flight and live munitions training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jacob Dastas)

An F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 158th Fighter Wing, Vermont Air National Guard, awaits a scheduled take off during Weapons Systems Evaluation Program East 21.04 held at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, Jan. 22, 2021. The installation’s prime location on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico and its extensive airspace enabled the WSEP exercise to include aircraft flight and live munitions training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jacob Dastas)

U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagles assigned to the 159th Fighter Wing, Louisiana Air National Guard, await take off during Weapons System Evaluation Program East 21.04 at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, Jan. 22, 2021. Tyndall’s location on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico allows the base to host a variety of exercises and makes it one of the few ranges in the U.S. capable of supporting large-scale air combat training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Magen M. Reeves)

U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagles assigned to the 159th Fighter Wing, Louisiana Air National Guard, await take off during Weapons System Evaluation Program East 21.04 at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, Jan. 22, 2021. Tyndall’s location on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico allows the base to host a variety of exercises and makes it one of the few ranges in the U.S. capable of supporting large-scale air combat training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Magen M. Reeves)

A U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle pilot and crew chief assigned to the 159th Fighter Wing, Louisiana Air National Guard, conduct pre-flight operational and safety checks for the aircraft at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, Jan. 22, 2021. Multiple units came to Tyndall to participate in Weapons System Evaluation Program East 21.04 to validate and verify weapons system performance, determine reliability, evaluate capability and limitations, identify deficiencies, and recommend corrective action. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Magen M. Reeves)

A U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle pilot and crew chief assigned to the 159th Fighter Wing, Louisiana Air National Guard, conduct pre-flight operational and safety checks for the aircraft at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, Jan. 22, 2021. Multiple units came to Tyndall to participate in Weapons System Evaluation Program East 21.04 to validate and verify weapons system performance, determine reliability, evaluate capability and limitations, identify deficiencies, and recommend corrective action. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Magen M. Reeves)

U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 158th Maintenance Group, Vermont Air National Guard, perform pre-flight duties for an F-35A Lightning II aircraft at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, Jan. 22, 2021. More than 150 Airmen came down from Vermont to participate in Weapons System Evaluation Program East 21.04 to validate and verify weapons system performance, determine reliability, evaluate capability and limitations, identify deficiencies, and recommend corrective action. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Magen M. Reeves)

U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 158th Maintenance Group, Vermont Air National Guard, perform pre-flight duties for an F-35A Lightning II aircraft at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, Jan. 22, 2021. More than 150 Airmen came down from Vermont to participate in Weapons System Evaluation Program East 21.04 to validate and verify weapons system performance, determine reliability, evaluate capability and limitations, identify deficiencies, and recommend corrective action. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Magen M. Reeves)

F-15C Eagle aircraft assigned to the 159th Fighter Wing, Louisiana Air National Guard, prepare for take off during Weapons System Evaluation Program East 21.04 held at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, Jan. 22. 2021. Multiple squadrons played a role in the exercise to strengthen air-to-air and air-to-ground combat lethality. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jacob Dastas)

F-15C Eagle aircraft assigned to the 159th Fighter Wing, Louisiana Air National Guard, prepare for take off during Weapons System Evaluation Program East 21.04 held at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, Jan. 22. 2021. Multiple squadrons played a role in the exercise to strengthen air-to-air and air-to-ground combat lethality. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jacob Dastas)

TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- An F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 158th Fighter Wing, Vermont Air National Guard, awaits a scheduled take off during Weapons Systems Evaluation Program East 21.04 held at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, Jan. 22, 2021. The installation’s prime location on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico and its extensive airspace enabled the WSEP exercise to include aircraft flight and live munitions training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jacob Dastas)