Quoting Spacepope (Reply 4): They're manned more often than not for a bunch of reasons.
Agreed, and I've known for a long time this to be true... though I don't know the reasons why. Down here in FL you get to see QF-4's from Tyndall AFB, FL quite often and frequently its the one painted up in Vietnam era camouflage... which may be the squadron commanders but not sure. Late June of this year I was on a road trip thru the pandhandle, stopped on the side of the road in Pt. St. Joe on the Gulf Coast and what did I see doing a nice, low sweeping turn back towards Tyndall? That camo'ed QF-4. Made my day