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Abilene boy becomes Airman for a day

Abilene boy becomes Airman for a day

Caleb Sanders, center, takes a group photo with family and Dyess members in front of the B-1B Lancer and C-130J Super Hercules at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, Feb. 28, 2018. Sanders is a 13-year-old boy who was recently diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma, a highly aggressive and difficult to treat brain tumor found at the base of the brain. After his diagnosis, Sanders was given the opportunity to tour Dyess and its two airframes, the B-1B Lancer and C-130J Super Hercules. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Emily Copeland)

Abilene boy becomes Airman for a day

Caleb Sanders watches the B-1B Lancer and C-130J Super Hercules practice touch-and-go’s at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, Feb. 28, 2018. Sanders is a 13-year-old boy who was recently diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma, a highly aggressive and difficult to treat brain tumor found at the base of the brain. After diagnosis, Sanders visited Dyess to be recognized as an Airman for a day and to experience flying a C-130 in the 317th Airlift Wing flight simulator. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Emily Copeland)

Abilene boy becomes Airman for a day

Caleb Sanders, right, speaks to Master Sgt. Matthew Lefever, 39th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, about the loading operations of a C-130J Super Hercules at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, Feb. 28, 2018. Sanders is a 13-year-old boy who was recently diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma, a highly aggressive and difficult to treat brain tumor found at the base of the brain. After his diagnosis, Sanders was given the opportunity to tour Dyess and its two airframes, the B-1B Lancer and C-130J Super Hercules. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Emily Copeland)

Abilene boy becomes Airman for a day

Caleb Sanders, an Abilene resident recently diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma, receives a flight suit upon arrival at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, Feb. 28, 2018. Sanders was recognized as an Airman for a day during his visit to Dyess. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Emily Copeland)

Abilene boy becomes Airman for a day

Caleb Sanders, right, watches as Airmen from the 317th Airlift Wing open the back of a C-130J Super Hercules at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, Feb. 28, 2018. Sanders was recently diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma, which is a terminal condition with a median survival time of nine months from diagnosis. Members from Dyess gathered to show Sanders and his family different elements of our two-wing base, which included B-1B Lancer and C-130J Super Hercules tours, C-130 simulated flight, and a flight helmet try-on. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Emily Copeland)

Abilene boy becomes Airman for a day

Caleb Sanders, left, is presented a honorary weapons troop plaque by Senior Master Sgt. Emmanuel Harrigan Tomar, 7th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons section chief, during a visit of Dyess Air Force Base, Feb. 28, 2018. Sanders lives with a highly aggressive and often terminal brain tumor called Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma. Since his diagnosis, friends, family and the community have been helping Sanders make the most of his remaining time. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Emily Copeland)

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