JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. – A 16-year-old boy from Spanaway, Wash., will have the chance of a lifetime August 22 to participate in the McChord Field Pilot for a Day program.
Christian Ball, the “Pilot for a Day,” will be hosted by members of the 4th Airlift Squadron. Events planned for the day include the opportunity to watch military working dogs, experience an explosive ordnance disposal demonstration and receive a personal tour of a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft. The program will run from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Pilot for a Day is an Air Force program that enables challenged youth to visit an Air Force base, becoming part of the team in the process. The participants are usually selected through a partnership with a community hospital or foster program.