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Nomads fire first missiles
An F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 33rd Fighter Wing flies over the Gulf of Mexico January 31, 2017. The 33 FW loaded and shot the first air-to-air missiles from an F-35A during a weapons system evaluation that took place at Tyndall Air Force Base later the same day. Carrying air-to-air missiles makes the F-35 a more versatile option for combatant commanders by securing the aircrafts survivability, in turn increasing likeliness of mission success. (Courtesy photo)

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