First general officer completes F-35 qualification training


Maj. Gen. Jay Silveria, U. S. Air Force Warfare Center commander, salutes his crew chief, Airman 1st Class Patterson, 33rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, as he begins taxiing for his final qualifying flight in the F-35A Lightning II Sept. 26 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. Silveria became the first general officer in the Department of Defense to qualify in the fifth generation fighter. He completed his training with back-to-back flights and hot pit refueling. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

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