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An F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jet takes off.

An F-16C Fighting Falcon assigned to the 64th Aggressor Squadron takes off April 3, 2020, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The 64th Aggressor Squadron flew a pre-scheduled training mission using all blue aircraft, symbolizing the base’s appreciation and support for Las Vegas Valley medical professionals, including those at the Mike O’Callaghan Military Medical Center, and first responders who are fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jeremy Wentworth)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jet pilot throws up a morale sign with their hand.

An F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jet assigned to the 64th Aggressor Squadron (AGRS), sits at the end of the after completing final preflight checks prior to taking off from Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, April 3, 2020. The 64th AGRS conducted a training mission in blue F-16’s to symbolize the base’s appreciation and support of the Las Vegas medical professionals, including medical personnel at the Mike O’Callaghan Military Medical Center, while they fight against COVID-19. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Tabatha Arellano)

A line of F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jets sit on the flightline.

F-16C Fighting Falcons assigned to the 64th Aggressor Squadron line up on the flightline in preparation for take off April 3, 2020, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. The 64th Aggressor Squadron flew a pre-scheduled training mission using all blue aircraft, symbolizing the base’s appreciation and support for Las Vegas Valley medical professionals, including those at the Mike O’Callaghan Military Medical Center, and first responders who are fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jeremy Wentworth)

An Airman stands on front of a row of F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jets.

Senior Airman Russell Lee, an F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jet crew chief assigned to 57th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Viper Aircraft Maintenance Unit, stands-by to give the pilot the signal all pre-checks are complete at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, April 3, 2020. While the nation fights COVID-19, Nellis AFB continues flight operations and utilized this training to show appreciation for medical personnel and first responders by flying blue F-16s. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Tabatha Arellano)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jet throws up a morale sign with his hand.

An F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jet pilot assigned to the 64th Aggressor Squadron (AGRS) throws up a morale sign before takeoff at Nellis Air Force, Nevada, April 3, 2020. The 64th AGRS flew blue F-16s to honor medical personnel and first responders from the Las Vegas Valley as well as nationwide while conducting a training mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Tabatha Arellano)

Four F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jets sit at the end of the runway.

Jets line up at the end of runway for final checks prior to taking off from Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, April 3, 2020. The flight is in support of the Las Vegas Valley medical professionals, who are fighting COVID-19. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Tabatha Arellano)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jet pilot waits for an Airman to signal them.

Senior Airman Russell Lee, an F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jet crew chief assigned to 57th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Viper Aircraft Maintenance Unit, communicates with the pilot prior to taking off from Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, April 3, 2020. The 64th Aggressor Squadron flew blue F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jets in honor of medical personnel and first responders while conducting a training mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Tabatha Arellano)

An Airman signals and F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jet pilot.

Senior Airman Russell Lee, an F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jet crew chief assigned to 57th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Viper Aircraft Maintenance Unit, signals to the pilot at the end of the runway before takeoff from Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, April 3, 2020. The four 64th Aggressor Squadron’s blue F-16’s conducted a training mission while honoring medical personnel and first responders from the Las Vegas Valley and across the globe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Tabatha Arellano)

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. -- An F-16C Fighting Falcon assigned to the 64th Aggressor Squadron takes off April 3, 2020, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The 64th Aggressor Squadron flew a pre-scheduled training mission using all blue aircraft, symbolizing the base’s appreciation and support for Las Vegas Valley medical professionals, including those at the Mike O’Callaghan Military Medical Center, and first responders who are fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jeremy Wentworth)

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