New F-22 Raptor pilots graduate
By Airman 1st Class Isaiah J. Soliz, 325th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
/ Published March 06, 2018
TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. --
The 43rd Fighter Squadron graduated 13 F-22 Raptor Basic Course students during a ceremony March 2, 2018.
The students completed a vigorous course of instruction that included academics events, examinations, sorties and simulator missions. The B-Course entails emergency procedures, instrument tasks, and day and night air-to-air refueling. The students are also educated on air-to-air employment, air-to-ground employment, basic low altitude employment and night-vision goggle and night employment.
At course completion, students have flown approximately 40 hours and are prepared to begin mission qualification training in their combat unit. Once they complete MQT, these pilots will be fully qualified to employ the F-22 Raptor in an air dominance role.
Congratulations to the following graduates:
Capt. Jared Becker
Capt. Nichole Stillwell
Capt. Jordan Rutledge
Capt. Matthew Carey
Capt. Matthew Serfling
Capt. Brennan Sweeney
Capt. Greg Hermack
1st Lt. Karl Schroeder
1st Lt. Samuel Larson
1st Lt. Traverse Garvin
1st Lt. Dillon Garvin
1st Lt. Connor Howard
1st Lt. Wes Dean