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Navy F/A-18 fighter jets training with D-M A-10s

Training with attack aircraft in Tucson for the next two weeks are 14 Navy F/A-18s, giving Air Force pilots experience in defending themselves against fighter jets, officials said.

The Navy fighter jets are training with airplanes from the Air Force's 354th Fighter Squadron based at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base through February 8.

D-M's A-10 pilots will improve their abilities to defend themselves with carrying out close air support and search-and-rescue missions, officials said.

Air Force A-10s will also act as forward air controllers, directing Navy pilots to simulated enemy targets on the Barry M. Goldwater Range west of Tucson, officials said.

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An F/A-18 Super Hornet at Davis-Monthan, 2010.