Student flight experience ensures success at basic training

Tech. Sgt. Bret Earls, 161st Air Refueling Wing student flight instructor and former U.S. Army drill instructor, inspects a formation of trainees at the Phoenix Air National Guard Base, Aug. 2. The main purpose of the student flight is to in-process new recruits into the wing and then out-process them to basic training and technical school; however, a secondary benefit is the mentorship the trainees receive from the student flight’s instructors. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael Matkin)

PHOTO BY: Tech. Sgt. Michael Matkin
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