Ironwood Ridge High School student, Austin Thacker, 15, holds the casing of a 30 mm shell from an A-10 Thunderbolt while standing near a .50 caliber machine gun during a tour of the 55th Rescue Squadron at Davis Monthan Air Force Base as part of "Pilot for a Day" program. Maj Lee Boedeker, background, was able to show Thacker around the HH60 Pavehawk helicopter during the tour.

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