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Local boy becomes 56th Pilot for a Day

910th Airlift Wing Commander Colonel James D. Dignan (right), conducts the oath of enlistment with Bruce Cellars (left), here, Oct. 30, 2013. Bruce came to Youngstown Air Reserve Station where he was enlisted as the 56th Pilot for a Day and an honorary 2nd Lieutenant. Bruce’s day included a base tour, high-speed taxi down the flight strip in a C-130H Hercules aircraft, a tour of the base fire department that included the chance to control a crash response truck water cannon and escort service in a Marine Corps Humvee, provided by the Marine Corps Reserve center here. The 910th Airlift Wing pilot for a day program began in 2000 to help bring a ray of sunshine into the lives of children being treated for chronic or life threatening conditions. U.S. Air Force photo by Mr. Eric M. White

PHOTO BY: Mr. Eric M. White
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