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  • Altus AFB Graduates Six-Year-Old Pilot

    On July 19th, a six-year-old cancer survivor from Tulsa, Okla. became one of youngest pilots to train at the 97th Air Mobility Wing as part of the Pilot for a Day program. This program helps kids like Bradey Hyle take their minds off of medical treatments and have a memorable day. After accepting

  • Team BLAZE welcomes newest ‘pilot’ during fun-filled day

    Pilots, pink gifts and attention, according to Aubrey Armstrong, there’s not much more a child could ask for. Aubrey had a chance to spend time with pilots at Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi, June 25, during her Pilot for a Day opportunity.

  • 714th TRS welcomes “Pilot for a Day” at Little Rock AFB

    What do you want to do when you grow up? It is a common question children are asked. Sadly, some children don’t get a chance to fulfil those dreams because of circumstances out of their control. The Pilot for a Day program helps to make some of those dreams come true. Caden Carbajal visited the

  • 5-year-old experiences pilot life for a day at Columbus AFB

    Tobias Taylor, a 5-year-old boy who suffers from cystic fibrosis, never lets any of his disadvantages slow him down and with the help of the Pilot for a Day program, Tobias got to experience something new Dec. 6, on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi.

  • 36th RQS helps leukemia patient live in the Now

    Jimmy “LJ” Now was just another two-year-old boy before he was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia. He played outside, spent time with his family and became fascinated with planes and helicopters after receiving a military soldiers toy kit for Christmas.

  • 403rd Wing hosts first Pilot for a Day

    Jon Bryant “JB” Orso poses for a photo while touring the Keesler Fire Department during the 403rd Wing’s first Pilot for a Day event April 26, 2016, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Orso, who served as an honorary Air Force Reserve second lieutenant, is in remission after receiving treatment for Acute

  • Local Girl becomes Pilot for a Day

    Ariana Meza, a 6-year-old Del Rio native diagnosed with leukemia, visited Laughlin Air Force Base as part of the "Pilot for a day" program on March 18, 2016