An F-35A pilot with the 388th Fighter Wing dons his helmet prior to launch at Hill Air Force Base, Utah on Nov. 13, 2019. The 34th Fighter Squadron departed Hill for Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, to support the United States Air Force Central Command mission in the MIddle East. The group of deploying Airmen was made up of pilots from the active duty 34th Fighter Squadron and Reserve 466th Fighter Squadron, as well as active duty and Reserve Airmen in the 34th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, and personnel in other support functions. (U.S. Air Force photo by R. Nial Bradshaw)