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63rd FS graduates first female B-course student pilot

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  • By Airman 1st Class David Busby
  • 56th Fighter Wing

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. - U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Rachel Vander Kolk, 63rd Fighter Squadron B-course student pilot, trains to fly the F-35A Lightning II July 23, 2021, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. Vander Kolk is the first female B-course graduate in the 63rd FS and her first duty station will be Eielson AFB, Alaska. Vander Kolk’s achievement exemplifies Luke AFB’s mission to train the world’s greatest fighter pilots and combat-ready Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class David Busby)