Airman Reaches 10,000 Hour Milestone

SMSgt. Robert Fisher, a KC-10A flight engineer deployed in Southwest Asia with the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing’s 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron, surpassed 10,000 flight hours during a tanker sortie March 29. “It feels excellent to be among such a rarified group of people,” said Fisher after the landmark mission, which gave him 10,003 hours in total in the air. He is a native of St. Petersburg, Fla., and a member of the 305th Air Mobility Wing at McGuire AFB, N.J. He has been flying since 1986, starting out in the now-retired C-141 Starlifter and then moving to the KC-10A. “I’ve been really lucky in my life, in that the Air Force has given me the opportunities to see a lot of really excellent places and travel the world,” said Fischer. (USAF report by SrA. Ross M. Tweten)