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Maj. Gen. Glen VanHerck, Vice Director for Strategic Plans and Policy, Joint Staff at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., speaks to Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 18-10 during their graduation June 8, 2018. VanHerck spoke about his career and the lessons he has learned about character and courage to help prepare the students for their own career. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keith Holcomb) Van Herck speaks to SUPT 18-10
Maj. Gen. Glen VanHerck, Vice Director for Strategic Plans and Policy, Joint Staff, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., spoke to Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 18-10 during their graduation June 8, 2018.
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Lt. Gen. GI Tuck, 18th Air Force commander, speaks to Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 18-09 during their graduation ceremony May 18, 2018, on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. More than half of the 18-09 class will be flying aircraft in Tuck’s command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Melissa Dublin) Tuck welcomes new class of Air Force aviators
Lt. Gen. GI Tuck, 18th Air Force commander, spoke to Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 18-09 during their graduation May 18 on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi.
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Retired Col. Cesar Rodriguez, a former F-15 Eagle pilot, speaks at the Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 18-08 graduation April 27, 2018, on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. Rodriguez spoke about the importance of family, friends and teamwork for every Airmen and leader in the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keith Holcomb) Retired Col. Rodriguez brings passion to SUPT Class 18-08 graduation
Retired Col. Cesar Rodriguez, a former F-15 Eagle pilot, spoke to Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 18-08 during their graduation April 27, 2018, on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi.
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Second lieutenants greet Col. Brandon Parker, 7th Bomb Wing Commander, before Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 18-07’s graduation ceremony April 6, 2018, on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. Parker spoke on many topics and acknowledged his pride for the newest graduates joining the elite military aviators in the world’s greatest Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keith Holcomb) Parker speaks about Air Force ‘wings’ during 18-07 graduation
The badge commonly referred to as wings, sits over the heart of all aircrew in the U.S. Air Force.
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Retired Col. Carlyle “Smitty” Harris, former Vietnam War prisoner of war, speaks to Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 18-06’s graduation audience about the TAP code March 9, 2018, on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. He spoke to the class about his time as a POW and recounted how his success throughout his life came from the same attributes the pilots have and will continue developed throughout their training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keith Holcomb) “Smitty” Harris motivates 18-06 with his story
“It’s such a pleasure to be here today with you,” began retired Col. Carlyle “Smitty” Harris, former Vietnam War prisoner of war. “One of the things I like most is to be with and talk to those folks in blue suits.”
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Maj. Gen. James P. Scanlan, Mobilization Assistant to the Commander, Air Force Special Operations Command at Hurlburt Field, Florida, spoke at Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 18-05’s graduation Feb. 16, 2018, on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. Scanlan talked to the Air Force’s 20 newest aviators about their role as not just a pilot, but officer and a leader in the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Beaux Hebert) Scanlan instructs pilots to lead Airmen, not aircraft
Maj. Gen. James P. Scanlan, Mobilization Assistant to the Commander, Air Force Special Operations Command at Hurlburt Field, Florida, spoke to graduates during Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 18-05’s graduation Feb. 16 at the Kaye Auditorium here.
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Lt. Gen. Mark Nowland, Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C, speaks at Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 18-04’s graduation Jan, 19, 2018, on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. Nowland gave every pilot statistics on the aircraft they would be learning how to fly, and he recognized the impact that each of them had together. He spoke about the refueling airframes, the cargo airframes, bombers, fighters and remotely piloted aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keith Holcomb) Nowland breaks down fundamentals of service
Lt. Gen. Mark Nowland, Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C, spoke at Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 18-04’s graduation here Jan, 19.
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Brig. Gen. David W. Hicks speaks at Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 18-02’s graduation Nov. 17, 2017, on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. Hicks is the Director of Strategy, Concepts, and Assessments, Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Plans and Requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force in Washington, D.C. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keith Holcomb) Hicks motivates SUPT Class 18-02, gives words of advice
Brig. Gen. David W. Hicks, the Director of Strategy, Concepts, and Assessments, Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Plans and Requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force in Washington, D.C., spoke at Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 18-02’s graduation ceremony Nov. 17 at the Kaye Auditorium here.
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Col. Joel Carey, 12th Flying Training Wing Commander, shakes the hand of 2nd Lt. Emerson Cameron, Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 18-01 pilot, Oct. 27, 2017, on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. Carey spoke in front of the class to commemorate the graduates and give them words of encouragement for the hard work ahead of them. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keith Holcomb) 12th FTW Commander reminds 18-01 why we are team players
Col. Joel Carey, 12th Flying Training Wing Commander at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas, spoke at the graduation of Specialized Undergraduate Class 18-01 Oct. 27 at the Kaye Auditorium here.
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2017
Harencak to graduates: ‘It’s just the end of the beginning’ Harencak to graduates: ‘It’s just the end of the beginning’
Maj. Gen. Garrett Harencak, Air Force Recruiting Service commander, congratulated and addressed the Air Force’s and partner nations’ newest aviators during the Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 17-15’s graduation ceremony, Sept. 29 at the Kaye Auditorium here.
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