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Maintainer-turned-fighter pilot puts new skills to the test

Capt. David, a 79th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron pilot, taxis an F-16 Fighting Falcon before a night mission Jan. 13, 2017, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. To become a pilot, David went to school while working as a maintainer, through a deployment to Balad Airfield, Iraq, and temporary duties where he was often gone for three weeks out of every month. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Katherine Spessa)


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