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311th Fighter Squadron Class 20-BBH graduation

Holloman graduates newest combat-ready pilots

1st Lt. Maxwell Childs, 311th Fighter Squadron Basic Course graduate, poses for a photo on an F-16 Viper, on Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico. Childs was awarded the River Rat Wingman award during the graduation of B-Course Class 20-BBH. (Courtesy photo)

Holloman graduates newest combat-ready pilots

1st Lt. Finn Brutsman, 311th Fighter Squadron Basic Course graduate, poses for a photo on an F-16 Viper, on Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico. Brutsman was awarded the Order of Daedalians Leadership award during the graduation of B-Course Class 20-BBH. (Courtesy photo)

Holloman graduates newest combat-ready pilots

Capt. Johan Weinberg, 311th Fighter Squadron Basic Course graduate, poses for a photo on an F-16 Viper, on Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico. Weinberg was awarded the Air to Air Top Gun award, the Air to Ground Top Gun award and the Distinguished Graduate award during the graduation of B-Course Class 20-BBH. (Courtesy photo)

Holloman graduates newest combat-ready pilots

Capt. Jonathan Clements, 311th Fighter Squadron Basic Course graduate, poses for a photo on an F-16 Viper, on Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico. Clements was awarded the Top Academic award during the graduation of B-Course Class 20-BBH. (Courtesy photo)

HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. -- Thirteen F-16 Viper student pilots graduated from the 311th Fighter Squadron’s F-16 Basic Course, during a physically distanced ceremony at Hangar 500, 14 Nov., 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 20-BBH:
Capt. Tre Kidwell
Capt. Johan Weinberg
Capt. Jonathan Clements
Capt. Patrick O’Shea
1st Lt. Oscar Carl
1st Lt. Alexander Pruss
1st Lt. Pittayut Phonboon
1st Lt. Maxwell Childs
1st Lt. Adam Cincione
1st Lt. Ethan Smith
1st Lt. Jeffrey Weingast
1st Lt. Clarke Niles
1st Lt. Finn Brutsman