Flying to get familiar; maintainer gains new perspective of mission

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Victoria Ortaleza, a 354th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron electronic and environmental systems journeyman, waits to board the F-16D Fighting Falcon aircraft she will fly in at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, May 4, 2016, during a RED FLAG-Alaska 16-1 sortie. Ortaleza was recommended by her leadership for the flight to learn the impacts of her contribution to the flying mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Shawn Nickel/Released)

PHOTO BY: Staff Sgt. Shawn Nickel
VIRIN: 160504-F-FT438-221.JPG
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