Maj. Thomas Bernard and an Iraq air force student pilot walk to their aircraft before a training flight Sept. 26, 2010, at Tikrit Air Base, Iraq. U.S. Air Force instructor pilots are training and advising the first group of Iraqi air force instructor pilots on the T-6A Texan II as part of the advise, train, assist and equip mission of Operation New Dawn. Once qualified the Iraqi air force pilots will become instructor pilots and continue to train the next generation of pilots. Major Bernard is assigned to the 52nd Expeditionary Flying Training Squadron.
U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Perry Aston
November 2, 2012
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