Tyndall AFB hosts WESP-East 22-8

The 53rd Weapons Evaluation Group hosts a Weapons System Evaluation Program almost monthly at Tyndall Air Force Base. The 325th Munitions Squadron prepares all the munitions for each of these exercises, which usually involve one or two units. WSEP-East 22.08, held May 9-20, 2022, pushed the unit to provide the most missiles for a single exercise since Hurricane Michael.

WSEP-E 22.08 involved seven installations across the U.S. Air Force, Navy and Royal Australian Air Force for the two-week training exercise where aviators fired the aircraft gun along with the missiles built by the 325th MUNS.

“I’ve been working at Tyndall for a year and a half now and this is by far the largest WSEP I have ever seen,” said Senior Airman Cory Limbaugh, 325th MUNS crew chief. “This WSEP doesn’t compare, it’s a whole new beast. Usually, the WSEP has anywhere from 15 to 40 missiles, this WSEP is over 100 missiles, so it took a lot of preparation with blood, sweat and tears along the way.”

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