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Future pilot
An instructor pilot with the 96th Flying Training Squadron, left, speaks with a student pilot about the F-35 Lightning II at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, May 1, 2015. As team XL seeks to graduate the world’s best pilots, this experience provided the next-generation of warfighter’s an opportunity to view the aircraft up-close and personal, receive briefings from the pilots and maintenance professionals and learn about its important role in the Air Force mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Steven R. Doty)