Air Force

March 10, 2016
 

500th sortie

Airman 1st Class Ridge Shan

Maj. Nicholas Rallo, 62nd Fighter Squadron F-35 instructor pilot, shuts down the engines of his aircraft after completing the squadron’s 500th sortie in an F-35 March 2 at Luke Air Force Base. The 62nd FS is the second fighter squadron to host the F-35 at Luke. To date, the 56th Fighter Wing has flown more than 3,900 sorties at Luke.




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