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June 12, 2014

Hero for a Day: Chase Lock

(U.S. Air Force photos by Airman 1st Class Betty R. Chevalier)

Staff Sgt. Paris Carman, 355th Security Forces Squadron K9 trainer, introduces Benny, a military working dog, to Chase and Emma Lock. Chase and his family were invited to visit the base and tour aircraft by the 923rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron after the unit learned Chase has a rare and aggressive form of brain cancer.

Major Brian Gebo, 48th Rescue Squadron commander, pins a medal on Chase Lock, a 6-year-old diagnosed with cancer. Members of the 48th RQS and 355th Security Forces Squadron performed a simulated mission that Chase and his sister made successful.

Members of the 79th Aircraft Maintenance Unit talk to Chase Lock, a 6-year-old diagnosed with cancer, about the HC-130J Combat King II here. The 923rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron hosted Chase and his family, where he was able to fly in a Combat King II simulator and visit the aircraft.

Chase Lock waves a flag to signal aircraft during a simulated mission with the 48th Rescue Squadron. Chase was diagnosed with a form of brain cancer at the age of 2 and recognized during the 923rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron’s Hero for a Day event.




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