Photo opportunities... In this case it was a visit to the 451st Air Expeditionary Wing from Gen. William M. Fraser III, the commander of Air Combat Command.
Pictured above is Gen. Fraser and several of "the management" of the 451st Maintenance Group...SN1 being second from the left. I dunno how things are today... but back in the days shortly after we retired the last of the bi-planes a visit from a general officer was always a thing of dread. When I was a young airman I used to think generals were all ten feet tall. I mean they HAD to be at least that tall... coz my buddies and I had to get up in the cable racks suspended eight feet overhead in our radar towers and wash all the cables down just for the general's visit. And that was just a start to what was usually a solid week of operating-room level cleaning. But we digress...
So... there are photo ops and then there are photo ops:
That would be SN1 and Gary Sinise. And then there's this:
That's SN1 and Leeann Tweeden, who's been visiting the troops and raising morale in The Af since back in 2002. Good On Her... and Good On all the other fine folks who do the same.