Images: Yeager commemorates historic flight [Image 1 of 3]
Photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Hubenthal
Col. Barry Cornish, 99th Air Base Wing commander, talks with retired United States Air Force Brig. Gen. Chuck Yeager upon his arrival Oct. 13, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Yeager was the first person to pilot an aircraft faster than the speed of sound Oct. 14, 1947, and he broke the sound barrier again at the age of 89 in an F-15D Eagle from the 65th Aggressor Squadron.