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Col. Brian Hastings, 47th Flying Training Wing commander, left, speaks with Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, 56th Fighter Wing commander, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, May 1, 2015. The 56th FW is the largest fighter wing in the U.S. Air Force, graduating more than 300 F-16 pilots and 300 air control professionals annually, and will soon transition into the sole pilot training center for the F-35 Lightning II. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Steven R. Doty)