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Boise Mayor, Lauren McLean, visits Mountain Home Air Force Base

The Boise Mayor pose for a photo with Air Force pilots.

Boise Mayor, Lauren McLean, pose for a photo with Air Force pilots at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, Sept. 08, 2021. The purpose of the Orientation Flight program is to increase public understanding and support of weapon system, its mission, and its role in national defense. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Akeem K. Campbell)

An Airman preps the Boise Mayor for her Orientation Flight on an F-15E Strike Eagle.

U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Ben McCloud, 391st Fighter Squadron weapons systems officer, preps Boise Mayor, Lauren McLean, for her Orientation flight with Col. Lucas Teel, 366th Fighter Wing deputy commander of operations at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, Sept. 08, 2021. The purpose of the Orientation Flight program is to increase public understanding and support of weapon system, its mission, and its role in national defense. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Akeem K. Campbell)

An Airman discusses flight plans with fellow Airmen and the Boise Mayor.

U.S. Air Force Col. Lucas Teel, 366th Fighter Wing deputy commander of operations, discusses flight plans with Boise Mayor, Lauren McLean, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, Sept. 08, 2021. McLean is preparing to be a guest passenger in an F-15E Strike Eagle as part of the Orientation Flight Program. Participants of this program are selected only whenever the mission allows. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Akeem K. Campbell)

An Airman uses a six inch ruler to measure the distance between the visor buffer at the front edge of the helmet and the Boise Mayor's eyes

Airman 1st Class Christian Springer, 391st Fighter Squadron aircrew flight equipment apprentice uses a six-inch ruler to measure the distance between the visor buffer and Boise Mayor, Lauren McLean’s eyes, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, Sept. 08, 2021. Springer uses this method to make sure the helmet is the right fit. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Akeem K. Campbell)

Two Airmen adjusts the waist measurement of the anti-gravity suit for the Boise Mayor.

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Breanna Drake, 391st Fighter Squadron aircrew flight equipment journeyman (left) and Airman 1st Class Christian Springer, 391st Fighter Squadron aircrew flight equipment apprentice (right), adjusts the waist measurement of the anti-gravity suit for Boise Mayor, Lauren McLean (mid), at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, Sept. 08, 2021. The suit assists the user in maintaining consciousness while experiencing G-Forces from the flight, by slowing the blood flow from leaving the head to the feet. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Akeem K. Campbell)

An Airman teaches a class about Aircrew Flight Equipment, with the Boise Mayor as a fellow student.

Boise Mayor, Lauren McLean, attends a class about aircrew flight equipment familiarization with instructor, U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Whitney McCray, 389th aircrew flight equipment noncommissioned officer in charge, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, Sept. 08, 2021. In this class, the students learn about the flight equipment used during their flight such as the anti-gravity suit, helmet, harness and more. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Akeem K. Campbell)

The Boise Mayor meets an Airman at the Mountain Home Air Force Base Medical Clinic.

U.S. Air Force Col. Eric Phillips, 366th Medical Training Facility director, meets Boise Mayor, Lauren McLean, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, Sept. 08, 2021. During McLean’s visit, she learned about how daily work in the clinic. (U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Akeem K. Campbell)

The Boise Mayor meets some of the senior leaders of Mountain Home Air Force Base.

Boise Mayor, Lauren McLean, meets some of the senior leaders at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, Sept. 08, 2021. McLean’s visit is for an Orientation Flight Program in which participants are selected only whenever the mission allows. (U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Akeem K. Campbell)

The mayor displays two Air Force coins and pose for a photo with her husband and Airmen.

Boise Mayor, Lauren McLean, displays two Air Force coins and poses for a photo with Air Force senior leaders and pilots at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, Sept. 08, 2021. McLean is the 56th mayor of Boise and the first female mayor in the Boise’s 150 year history. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Akeem K. Campbell)

The Boise Mayor and her husband holds a poster and pose for a photo with fellow Airmen.
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Boise Mayor, Lauren McLean, and her husband, Scott McLean, hold a poster and pose for a photo with Air Force senior leaders and pilots at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, Sept. 08, 2021. McLean is one of members of the Treasure Valley Partnership, a nonprofit member organization that consists of County Commissioners and City Mayors in South West Idaho. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Akeem K. Campbell)

MOUNTAIN HOME AIR FORCE BASE, Idaho --

On Sept. 08, 2021, Boise Mayor, Lauren McLean, visited the base as part of the Orientation Flight Program. Civic leaders are selected only whenever the mission allows. The purpose of the program is to increase public understanding and support of weapon system, its mission, and its role in national defense. During her visit McLean learned about how daily work is done on base. She also got an opportunity to fly backseat with Col. Lucas Teel, 366th Fighter Wing deputy commander of operations.

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