Salutes & Awards

July 17, 2014

Pilot for a Day: Trevor Pahl

(U.S. Air Force photos by Airman 1st Class Sivan Veazie)
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1st Lt. Mike Parker, 305th Rescue Squadron HH-60G Pavehawk pilot, teaches Trevor Pahl, the different functions of a helicopter while his brother Braeden Pahl, 13, sits next to him during a Pilot for a Day event. For Pahl, who had a severe traumatic brain injury over a year ago, the Pilot for a Day program was a significant milestone in his recovery.

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D-M firefighters help Trevor Pahl spray a fire truck. D-M has been supporting the Pilot for a Day program, which was designed to focus on children who have serious or chronic health conditions, for more than 10 years.

Airman 1st Class Justin Willis, 355th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, shows Trevor Pahl how to put on his protective gear during a Pilot for a Day event. After Willis helped Pahl put on the gear correctly, they both raced to see who was faster.




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