Old and new

First Lt. Francesco Vidal III with his “old” enlisted Airman Battle Uniform blouse. Vidal received a direct commission into the Air Force Reserve less than two years after he completed enlisted basic training. The former senior airman is used to moving fast, as he holds his former basic training squadron’s fitness record to prove it. According to leadership in his new unit, the 446th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, out of McChord Field, Wash., he’s going to need that speed due to the high-operations tempo of their mission. “He is extremely motivated, and I hope he doesn’t lose all of his momentum,” Col. Jan Moore-Harbert, 446th AES commander. Once Vidal finishes his former schooling and mission-readiness training, he’ll be an official Medical Service Corps officer with the 446th AES. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Jake Chappelle)

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