Fini-Flight Celebration

Lt. Col. Bryan Nalley, 96th Flying Training Squadron director of operations, passes under a water arch on his final flight in the T-6 Texan II on Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, March 6, 2015. Military aviators have a tradition where aircrew members, upon completion of their final flight, or "fini-flight", are met and hosed down with water by their fellow airmen, family and friends. It's assumed that the tradition of the fini-flight originated from the U.S. Army Air Force days of World War II and was designed to accompany milestones in the career of the entire aircrew, respected individuals of rank or repute, or a commander's departure to another command or retirement. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Aaron Redfield)(Released)

PHOTO BY: nd Lt. Aaron RedfieldReleased
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