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Col. Jefferson O'Donnell, 366th Fighter Wing commander, assists with getting Rich Sykes, Mountain Home mayor, situated in his seat, June 2, 2017, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. During the orientation flight Sykes flew in the weapons system operator's seat.(U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Jeremy L. Mosier)

Col. Jefferson O'Donnell, 366th Fighter Wing commander, assists with getting Rich Sykes, Mountain Home mayor, situated in his seat, June 2, 2017, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. During the orientation flight Sykes flew in the weapons system operator's seat.(U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Jeremy L. Mosier)

Col. Jefferson O'Donnell, 366th Fighter Wing commander, takes off from Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, for Rich Sykes', Mountain Home mayor, orientation flight, June 2, 2017. During the flight O'Donnell flew Sykes all around Idaho and finished with flying over Mountain Home.(U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Jeremy L. Mosier)

Col. Jefferson O'Donnell, 366th Fighter Wing commander, takes off from Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, for Rich Sykes', Mountain Home mayor, orientation flight, June 2, 2017. During the flight O'Donnell flew Sykes all around Idaho and finished with flying over Mountain Home.(U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Jeremy L. Mosier)

Rich Sykes, Mountain Home mayor, participates in parachute training, June 1, 2017, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. This training ensured Sykes would have an understanding of what to do in case of an emergency if he would need to eject.(U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Jeremy L. Mosier)

Rich Sykes, Mountain Home mayor, participates in parachute training, June 1, 2017, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. This training ensured Sykes would have an understanding of what to do in case of an emergency if he would need to eject.(U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Jeremy L. Mosier)

Rich Sykes, Mountain Home mayor, receives a brief from Tech. Sgt. June 2, 2017, at Mountain Home Air Force Base. After living in Mountain Home for 15 years, this was the first time Sykes had visited the munitions storage area at Mountain Home AFB.(U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Jeremy L. Mosier)

Rich Sykes, Mountain Home mayor, receives a brief from Tech. Sgt. June 2, 2017, at Mountain Home Air Force Base. After living in Mountain Home for 15 years, this was the first time Sykes had visited the munitions storage area at Mountain Home AFB.(U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Jeremy L. Mosier)

Col. Jefferson O'Donnell, 366th Fighter Wing commander, poses for a photo with Rich Sykes, Mountain Home mayor, June 2, 2017, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. During his orientation flight Sykes reached a top speed of 1.21 Mach, which is approximately 900 miles per hour.(U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Jeremy L. Mosier)

Col. Jefferson O'Donnell, 366th Fighter Wing commander, poses for a photo with Rich Sykes, Mountain Home mayor, June 2, 2017, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. During his orientation flight Sykes reached a top speed of 1.21 Mach, which is approximately 900 miles per hour.(U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Jeremy L. Mosier)

Col. Jefferson O'Donnell, 366th Fighter Wing commander, poses for a photo with Rich Sykes, Mountain Home mayor, and his family, June 2, 2017, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. Sykes' family was there to watch him take off and land during his orientation flight.(U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Jeremy L. Mosier)

Col. Jefferson O'Donnell, 366th Fighter Wing commander, poses for a photo with Rich Sykes, Mountain Home mayor, and his family, June 2, 2017, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. Sykes' family was there to watch him take off and land during his orientation flight.(U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Jeremy L. Mosier)

Maintenance airmen discuss their jobs with Rich Sykes, Mountain Home mayor, June 2, 2017, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. Sykes experienced first-hand all the moving parts that work together to produce a sortie.(U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Jeremy L. Mosier)

Maintenance airmen discuss their jobs with Rich Sykes, Mountain Home mayor, June 2, 2017, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. Sykes experienced first-hand all the moving parts that work together to produce a sortie.(U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Jeremy L. Mosier)

Rich Sykes, Mountain Home mayor, gets fitted for his flight suit June 1, 2017, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. This was Sykes first time flying in an F-15E Strike Eagle.(U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Jeremy L. Mosier)

Rich Sykes, Mountain Home mayor, gets fitted for his flight suit June 1, 2017, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. This was Sykes first time flying in an F-15E Strike Eagle.(U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Jeremy L. Mosier)

Rich Sykes, Mountain Home mayor, poses for a photo with Chief Master Sgt. Chad Bickley, 366th Fighter Wing command chief, and other medical airmen, June 1, 2017, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. Before Sykes' orientation flight he had to have a flight physical to determine if he way cleared to fly.(U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Jeremy L. Mosier)

Rich Sykes, Mountain Home mayor, poses for a photo with Chief Master Sgt. Chad Bickley, 366th Fighter Wing command chief, and other medical airmen, June 1, 2017, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. Before Sykes' orientation flight he had to have a flight physical to determine if he way cleared to fly.(U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Jeremy L. Mosier)

Col. Jefferson O'Donnell, 366th Fighter Wing commander, poses for a photo with Rich Sykes, Mountain Home mayor, June 2, 2017, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. O'Donnell presented Sykes with a photo of an F-15E Strike Eagle that was signed by the aircrew after his orientation flight.(U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Jeremy L. Mosier)
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Col. Jefferson O'Donnell, 366th Fighter Wing commander, poses for a photo with Rich Sykes, Mountain Home mayor, June 2, 2017, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. O'Donnell presented Sykes with a photo of an F-15E Strike Eagle that was signed by the aircrew after his orientation flight.(U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Jeremy L. Mosier)

MOUNTAIN HOME AIR FORCE BASE, Idaho -- Col. Jefferson O'Donnell, 366th Fighter Wing commander, assists with getting Rich Sykes, Mountain Home mayor, situated in his seat, June 2, 2017, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. During the orientation flight Sykes flew in the weapons system operator's seat.(U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Jeremy L. Mosier)

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