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posted 04-17-2008 06:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for APG85     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Greg Anders sprays his father, Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Bill Anders with the fire hose after completing his last flying mission in a P-51 Mustang during the Heritage Conference at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona on March 7, 2008. General Anders was at D-M to make the conference his last flying experience. With tradition after a pilot has finished their flying status a person sprays them with a fire hose and their career is honored. MG Anders was an astronaut on Apollo 8 which was the first [manned mission] to have left Earth orbit and traveled the moon. Also, MG Anders is the President for the Heritage Flight Museum. The conference is held at D-M every March to train new and old pilots and their teams for the up coming air show season. (US Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jacqueline Hawkins)
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