Student pilots add mileage marker to Wing Flagpole

Col. Tomas Novotny (left), Slovak Country Liaison Officer, and Capt Martin Paluv, one of four inaugural Slovak air force F-16 student pilots, hang the mileage marker sign indicating the number of miles from Tucson, Ariz., to Bratislava, Slovakia. The Slovak air force is replacing their obsolete Mig-29 fighters with F-16 Block-70s and is training in the U.S. with instructor pilots from the 162nd Wing.
Maj. Stoian Petkov, a Bulgarian air force F-16 student pilot, hangs the mileage marker sign indicating the number of miles from Tucson, Ariz., to Sofia, Bulgaria. The Bulgarian air force is training in the U.S. with instructor pilots from the 162nd Wing.

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