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    Texas Native joins America's Navy to become Pilot [Image 1 of 2]

    Texas Native joins America's Navy to become Pilot

    SAN ANTONIO, TX, UNITED STATES

    10.22.2019

    Photo by Burrell Parmer 

    Navy Recruiting Command

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO – FORT SAM HOUSTON – (Oct. 22, 2019) Naval Aviation Candidate Michael Cruzpinon of Von Ormy, Texas was sworn into America’s Navy during an Oath of Enlistment Ceremony held at Navy Recruiting District (NRD) San Antonio. Cruzpinon, a 2018 graduate of the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, will attend Officer Candidate School (OCS) in Newport, R.I. in November. Lt. Jeff Underwood of Alamo, Calif., a division officer assigned to NRD San Antonio, administered the oath. Those entering aviation programs must first attend OCS and then complete a six-week air indoctrination course at Naval Aviation Schools Command, in Pensacola, Fla. From there, prospective pilots and naval flight officers (NFO) attend primary flight training. Pilots and NFOs then request an aircraft pipeline and enter the intermediate phase of flight training, which builds upon basic flight and navigation training. The final phase is advanced naval flight training, focusing on mission specifics. After completion, Pilots and NFOs are awarded their “wings of gold” and report to their respective Fleet Replacement Squadrons (FRSs) for further training specific to their aircraft. NRD San Antonio’s area of responsibility includes more than 34 Navy Recruiting Stations and Navy Officer Recruiting Stations spread throughout 144,000 square miles of Central and South Texas territory. (U.S. Navy Photo by Burrell Parmer, Navy Recruiting District San Antonio Public Affairs/Released)

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    Date Taken: 10.22.2019
    Date Posted: 10.22.2019 16:07
    Photo ID: 5852588
    VIRIN: 191022-N-ND950-002
    Resolution: 2100x1500
    Size: 1.07 MB
    Location: SAN ANTONIO, TX, US 
    Hometown: VON ORMY, TX, US

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