Dr. Peter Rhee, the trauma surgeon who treated Rep. Gabrielle Giffords after she was shot in the head, has been selected as this year’s Hometown Hero for the upcoming Thunder and Lightning over Arizona open house at Davis-Monthan Air Force.

Rhee will get to fly next Thursday with the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds in an F-16 Fighting Falcon jet.

He was chosen as the Hometown Hero for his heroic acts after the Jan. 8 shooting in Tucson last year.

The air show is April 14-15.