Flying to get familiar; maintainer gains new perspective of mission

U.S. Air Force Maj. Michael Kuzmuk, an 18th Aggressor Squadron pilot, secures Airman 1st Class Victoria Ortaleza, a 354th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron electronic and environmental systems journeyman, into to the F-16D Fighting Falcon aircraft they will fly in at Eielson Air Force base, Alaska, May 4, 2016 during a RED FLAG-Alaska (RF-A) 16-1 sortie. In addition to her contributions to RF-A, Ortaleza contributed to more than 500 “Red Air” sorties in the past six months during temporary duty operations across the globe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Shawn Nickel/Released)

PHOTO BY: Staff Sgt. Shawn Nickel
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