56th FW commander's fini flight ends with a splash

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  • By Senior Airman Katelynn Jackson
  • 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Jason Rueschhoff (middle), 56th Fighter Wing commander, boards an F-35A Lightning II for his finial flight while Senior Airman Abilyn Minton (right), 61st Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, observes, June 14, 2024, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. The final flight, commonly known as a fini flight, is a tradition for pilots and certain aircrew members who are retiring or moving to another base. Rueschhoff is a command pilot with over 2,900 hours in the F-35 and A-10, including 267 combat hours and has commanded at the squadron, group, and wing levels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Katelynn Jackson)