Mission ready

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Joe Nauman, an assistant operations officer and pilot with the 97th Airlift Squadron out of McChord Field, Wash, lets the moment sink in while preparing for his check ride on a C-17 Globemaster III. Check rides are in-flight pilot evaluations to ensure they are mission ready. Colonel Nauman recently won his battle with cancer. This check ride is the last battle he has to face before he can fly Reserve missions again. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jake Chappelle/Released)

PHOTO BY: Jake ChappelleReleased
VIRIN: 110310-F-JB957-040.JPG
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