Photo by SSgt. Jaimi L. Upthegrove

The 482nd Fighter Wing, the Air Force Reserve Command unit at Homestead ARB, Florida, completed a large force exercise called CHUMEX on 4 March 2015. The exercise, which included F-22 and T-38 pilots from Tyndall AFB, Florida, as well as F-16 pilots from the 93rd Fighter Squadron at Homestead, focused on teamwork and real-world combat scenarios. The joint operation allowed pilots flying fourth and fifth-generation fighters to conduct integrated operations, while Tyndall’s maintainers got a sense of a deployed operational environment. The T-38 pilots mostly served as aggressors during the exercise. The name of the exercise was a play on the 93rd FS nickname, Makos.

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