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PHOTOS: Laughlin pilots honor families of CBP lost to COVID-19 with flag flight

First Lt. April Wilcox, 85th Flying Training Squadron executive officer, Maj. Camber Governski, 96th FTS T-6A Texan II chief pilot, and 1st Lt. Will Friedman 85th FTS A-flight scheduler, pose in front of a T-6 on Aug. 14, 2020 at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, with the flags they are to fly for the families of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection service members who were lost to COVID-19. As they flew the flags, they practiced flying in formation to increase proficiency in order to train the student pilots more effectively. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Anne McCready)

First Lt. April Wilcox, 85th Flying Training Squadron executive officer, Maj. Camber Governski, 96th FTS T-6A Texan II chief pilot, and 1st Lt. Will Friedman 85th FTS A-flight scheduler, pose in front of a T-6 on Aug. 14, 2020 at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, with the flags they are to fly for the families of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection service members who were lost to COVID-19. As they flew the flags, they practiced flying in formation to increase proficiency in order to train the student pilots more effectively. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Anne McCready)

Maj. Camber Governski, 96th Flying Training Squadron T-6A Texan II chief pilot, rested her helmet and a flag on her dashboard of the T-6 she prepares for flight on Aug. 14, 2020 at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. The flags they are to fly are for the families of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection service members who were lost to COVID-19. Governski said, “Flying the flags for our brothers in Border Patrol was an honor, and it made us feel a part of something bigger and true members of the community.” (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Anne McCready)

Maj. Camber Governski, 96th Flying Training Squadron T-6A Texan II chief pilot, rested her helmet and a flag on her dashboard of the T-6 she prepares for flight on Aug. 14, 2020 at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. The flags they are to fly are for the families of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection service members who were lost to COVID-19. Governski said, “Flying the flags for our brothers in Border Patrol was an honor, and it made us feel a part of something bigger and true members of the community.” (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Anne McCready)

Maj. Camber Governski, 96th Flying Training Squadron T-6A Texan II chief pilot, and 1st Lt. April Wilcox, 85th Flying Training Squadron executive officer, raise the flags they are about to take on their mission of the T-6 she prepares to fly on Aug. 14, 2020 at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. The flags they are to fly are for the families of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection service members who were lost to COVID-19. Governski said the experience was a sobering reminder that no one is safe from the virus, and the community must continue to come together and do everything possible to prevent more deaths in the community and globally. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Anne McCready)

Maj. Camber Governski, 96th Flying Training Squadron T-6A Texan II chief pilot, and 1st Lt. April Wilcox, 85th Flying Training Squadron executive officer, raise the flags they are about to take on their mission of the T-6 she prepares to fly on Aug. 14, 2020 at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. The flags they are to fly are for the families of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection service members who were lost to COVID-19. Governski said the experience was a sobering reminder that no one is safe from the virus, and the community must continue to come together and do everything possible to prevent more deaths in the community and globally. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Anne McCready)

First Lt. April Wilcox, 85th Flying Training Squadron executive officer, Maj. Camber Governski, 96th FTS T-6A Texan II chief pilot, and 1st Lt. Will Friedman 85th FTS A-flight scheduler, pose in front of a T-6 on Aug. 14, 2020 at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, with the flags they are to fly for the families of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection service members who were lost to COVID-19. As they flew the flags, they practiced flying in formation to increase proficiency in order to train the student pilots more effectively. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Anne McCready)
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