21-01-2017 source USAF news (104 FW facebook)
The Eagles have landed! The 104th Fighter Wing will train with live missiles over next few weeks at Tyndall Air Force Base where their skills and weapons systems will be put to the test. The Airmen are deployed to the 53d Weapons Evaluation Group to ensure the weapons systems are tested against targets that simulate operationally representative threats in a realistic environment.
“The 104th Fighter Wing will receive dissimilar air combat training with the Canadian F-18s as well,” said Maj. Brett “Dutch” Vanderpas. “It is very possible in any future combat operations we would be fighting alongside other countries and other types of aircraft and you never want the first time to be in combat. It is invaluable training we do not get very often back home.”