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Pilot-physician assumes second set of wings

Col. Bill Mueller pins the silver wings of an Air Force pilot to the chest of Capt. William Smith with the assistance of Smith’s father, Mike, at the Gene Smith Memorial Plaza Nov. 21, 2014, on Columbus Air Force Base, Miss. Mueller visited the base to congratulate and welcome Smith into the pilot-physician program, an elite career field combining two very specialized jobs. Mueller is the director of the Air Force pilot-physician program at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Smith is a 14th Flying Training Wing Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 15-02 student and a prior flight surgeon. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman John Day)

PHOTO BY: Airman John Day
VIRIN: 141121-F-TW402-020.JPG
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