SSgt. Joshua Bard straps Gen. Mike Hostage into an F-22 Raptor for his qualification flight at Tyndall AFB on June 27th, 2012. Hostage is the commander of ACC and Bard is a crew chief with the 43rd AMU. [USAF photo by Christopher Cokeing]
Air Combat Command's senior Airman completed F-22 Raptor pilot qualification recently, reinforcing his personal stake in the Air Force's efforts to identify the root cause of unexplained physiological incidents involving a small number of Raptor crews.