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Voluntary retired return to active duty; retired pilots needed for rated staff positions Retired Air Force pilots welcome back on active duty
The Voluntary Retired Return to Active Duty Program provides select retired Air Force pilots the opportunity
0 10/02
2017
The hero shots of retired Maj. Ernest Curtis “Curt” Hughes, retired Lt. Col. Curtis “Custis” Hughes and 2nd Lt. Curtis Hunter Hughes, Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 17-10 graduate, are displayed proudly by the Hughes family. Hunter’s graduation June 9, 2017, makes him the third in a family of fighter pilots. (Courtesy photo) Third generation pilot graduates at CAFB
When one Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 17-10 graduate pinned on his Air Force wings, June 9, 2017, he became the third generation of Air Force fighter pilots in his family.
0 6/12
2017
Brig. Gen. Paul Tibbets IV, 509th Bomb Wing commander, Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., conducts pre-flight checks on Doc, a restored B-29 Superfortress, June 9, 2017, on McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. Tibbets’ grandfather, retired Brig. Gen. Paul Tibbets Jr., piloted the ‘Enola Gay,’ during WWII and dropped the world’s first atomic bomb used in warfare. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Tara Fadenrecht) Grandson of Enola Gay pilot flies refurbished B-29
Wichita’s beloved B-29 Superfortress, Doc, took to the skies yet again June 9, 2017, from McConnell Air Force Base, this time with an added aspect of historical significance and Air Force heritage. Sitting in the co-pilot seat was Brig. Gen. Paul Tibbets IV, the 509th Bomb Wing commander. Taking control of the aircraft means he has now flown the only two currently operational B-29s, Doc and Fifi.
0 6/12
2017
On Sept. 17, 2016, Maj. Dean Klenda’s remains will finally be laid to rest, 51 years to the day from when his aircraft was shot down in North Vietnam, thanks in part to the team of the Missing Persons Branch at the Air Force Personnel Center. The branch serves as the liaison between government agencies and Air Force POW/MIA family members. (Courtesy photo) Missing pilot’s remains bring sister closure after 51 years
Maj. Dean Klenda, an F-105 Thunderchief pilot, went to Vietnam in 1965. He never returned. His sister, Deanna, has been searching for answers ever since. Last year, she got them, and his remains are finally home.
0 9/21
2016
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