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Staff Sgt. Joe Payea, a crew chief assigned to the 158th Maintenance Group, Vermont Air National Guard, prepares to launch an F-35A Lightning II during a training exercise

Staff Sgt. Joe Payea, a crew chief assigned to the 158th Maintenance Group, Vermont Air National Guard, prepares to launch an F-35A Lightning II during a training exercise at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., Jan. 21, 2021. More than 150 airmen from the Vermont Air National Guard are participating in this two week training event to validate and verify weapon systems of the F-35. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Michael Davis)

An F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 158th Fighter Wing, Vermont Air National Guard, flies overhead during a training exercise

An F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 158th Fighter Wing, Vermont Air National Guard, flies overhead during a training exercise at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., Jan. 21, 2021. More than 150 airmen from the Vermont Air National Guard are participating in this two week training event to validate and verify weapon systems of the F-35. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Michael Davis) (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Michael Davis)

Senior Airman Isabel Murphy, a crew chief assigned to the 158th Maintenance Group, Vermont Air National Guard, prepares to launch an F-35A Lightning II during a training exercise.

Senior Airman Isabel Murphy, a crew chief assigned to the 158th Maintenance Group, Vermont Air National Guard, prepares to launch an F-35A Lightning II during a training exercise at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., Jan. 20, 2021. More than 150 airmen from the Vermont Air National Guard are participating in this two week training event to validate and verify weapon systems of the F-35. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Michael Davis)

1st Lt. Zachari Mertes, assigned to the 134th Fighter Squadron, Vermont Air National Guard, prepares for launch in an F-35A Lightning II during a training exercise

1st Lt. Zachari Mertes, assigned to the 134th Fighter Squadron, Vermont Air National Guard, prepares for launch in an F-35A Lightning II during a training exercise at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., Jan. 20, 2021. More than 150 airmen from the Vermont Air National Guard are participating in this two week training event to validate and verify weapon systems of the F-35.(U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Michael Davis)

Brig. Gen. Henry Harder, assistant adjutant general - air, Vermont National Guard, watches an F-35 Lightning II take off from Tyndall Air Force Base

Brig. Gen. Henry Harder, assistant adjutant general - air, Vermont National Guard, watches an F-35 Lightning II take off from Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, Jan. 29, 2021. Harder visited with Airmen participating in an F-35 weapon system validation exercise at Tyndall last week. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Ms. Julie M. Shea)

Brig. Gen. Henry Harder, assistant adjutant general - air, Vermont National Guard, and Col. Adam Rice, vice wing commander, 158th Fighter Wing, enjoy conversation with MSgt Victoria Cadieux.

Brig. Gen. Henry Harder, assistant adjutant general - air, Vermont National Guard, and Col. Adam Rice, vice wing commander, 158th Fighter Wing, enjoy conversation with MSgt Victoria Cadieux, assigned to the 158th Fighter Wing, while visiting Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, Jan. 28, 2021. Harder visited with Airmen participating in an F-35 Lightning II weapon system validation exercise at Tyndall last week. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Ms. Julie M. Shea)

Senior Airman Isabel Murphy, a crew chief assigned to the 158th Maintenance Group, Vermont Air National Guard, prepare’s F-35A Lightning IIs for morning launch during a training exercise

Senior Airman Isabel Murphy, a crew chief assigned to the 158th Maintenance Group, Vermont Air National Guard, prepare’s F-35A Lightning IIs for morning launch during a training exercise at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., Jan. 21, 2021. More than 150 airmen from the Vermont Air National Guard are participating in this two week training event to validate and verify weapon systems of the F-35. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Michael Davis)

Vermont Air National Guard -- Staff Sgt. Joe Payea, a crew chief assigned to the 158th Maintenance Group, Vermont Air National Guard, prepares to launch an F-35A Lightning II during a training exercise at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., Jan. 21, 2021. More than 150 airmen from the Vermont Air National Guard are participating in this two week training event to validate and verify weapon systems of the F-35. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Michael Davis)