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314th Fighter Squadron Class 19-BBH graduation

Holloman graduates newest combat-ready pilots

1st Lt. Nate Volk, 314th Fighter Squadron Basic Course graduate, accepts the Air-to-Ground Top Gun award from Col. Michael Boger, 54th Fighter Group commander, during the graduation of B-Course Class 19-BBH, Nov. 9, 2019, on Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. Fourteen B-Course students graduated and will be reassigned to operational flying units throughout the combat Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Quion Lowe)

Holloman graduates newest combat-ready pilots

1st Lt. Nate Volk, 314th Fighter Squadron Basic Course graduate, accepts the Distinguished Graduate award from Col. Joseph Campo, 49th Wing commander, during the graduation of B-Course Class 19-BBH, Nov. 9, 2019, on Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. Fourteen B-Course students graduated and will be reassigned to operational flying units throughout the combat Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Quion Lowe)

HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. --

Fourteen F-16 Viper student pilots graduated from the 314th Fighter Squadron’s F-16 Basic Course during a ceremony at Hangar 286, Nov. 9, 2019, here.

The F-16 B-Course is a 37-week long course required for all student pilots. On average, B-Course students log 70 hours of flying time over 59 sorties in addition to roughly 245 hours of academic training and 69 hours of flight simulator training.

The 49th Wing is the Air Force’s premiere F-16 and MQ-9 Reaper aircrew training wing. Graduates of the F-16 B-Course will be reassigned to operational flying units throughout the combat Air Force.

Congratulations to the graduates of Class 19-BBH:

Capt. Sean Daigle

Capt. Nathan Matzen

1st Lt. Daniel Brown

1st Lt. Steven Trojan

1st Lt. Thomas Schroeder

1st Lt. William Wright

1st Lt. Garrett Frankson 

1st Lt. Ryan Gould

1st Lt. Trevor Schmidt

1st Lt. Brandon Reese    

1st Lt. Shawn Webster

1st Lt. Tyler Hansen

1st Lt. Michael Loh

1st Lt. Nathaniel Volk