August 13, 2014 David Pugliese
Nine airmen became the first U.S. Air Force recruits to graduate initial skills technical training as F-35 Lightning II crew chiefs after completing Mission-Ready Airmen training at Elgin Air Force Base on August 7, the U.S. Air Force reports.
More from George Woodward, 82nd Training Wing Public Affairs:
“The opportunity to be the first of something so important means a lot. I know many people are looking at us to be the best – it’s a big honor,” said Airman 1st Class, Saovada Pum.
“To be among the first to earn my 3-Level as an F-35 Crew Chief is a feeling of responsibility and also a significant measure of pride,” said Airman 1st Class Gideon R. Burris. “It’s special because the F-35 is the most technologically advanced aircraft in the air.”