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February 16, 2018
 

Airpower pioneer Brig. Gen. Chuck Yeager visits Luke

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Jensen Stidham

Retired Brig. Gen. Chuck Yeager sits in his wheelchair while visiting Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 13, 2018. In 1943, the flying ace graduated flight training and received his wings while stationed at Luke. As part of Yeager’s 95th birthday celebration, he participated in telling stories to Luke Thunderbolts about his Air Force career and time spent at Luke in the 1940s.
 

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Jensen Stidham

Retired Brig. Gen. Chuck Yeager is assisted around the air park during a tour at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 13, 2018. Yeager visited the base he received his pilot wings in 1943, as part of his 95th birthday celebration.
 

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Jensen Stidham

Retired Brig. Gen. Chuck Yeager visits the Chapel on the Mall during a tour at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 13, 2018. The chapel, built in 1941, is only one of two remaining buildings on base from when Yeager went through pilot training in the 1940s.




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