Air Force

November 21, 2012

357th Fighter Squadron – Pilots in Training

U.S Air Force photos by Airman 1st Class Christine Griffiths

The 357th FS mission is to train pilots to plan, coordinate, execute, and control day and night close air support, battlefield surveillance and reconnaissance in support of friendly ground forces.

Airmen from the 357th Fighter Squadron walk to their aircraft.

1st Lt. Eric Calvey, 357th Fighter Squadron, reviews maintenance records. The first step in the pilot’s pre-flight checklist is to review the aircraft’s maintenance records

1st Lt. Eric Calvey inspects the A-10 aircraft.

1st Lt. Eric Calvey performs his final operations check prior to departing the flightline. The 357th FS prepares student pilots for combat missions by means of day and night tactics, weapons employment, and air refueling.

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