November 19, 2012

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Air Force photograph by Maj. Karen Roganov

SSgt. Travis Goll, a 58th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, begins communicating with the pilot of an F-35A Lightning II Nov. 14, 2012, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The landing of the aircraft marked the last sortie to complete the 33rd Fighter Wing’s flying and training portions of the Air Force Operational Utility Evaluation for the joint strike fighter. A Joint Operational Test Team will write its report of its evaluation here for Air Education and Training Command’s review and approval, “Ready For Training,” needed for the wing to begin formal F-35A training.




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