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DCMA family ties to Thunderbirds in the skies
Air Force Thunderbirds Commander and Lead Pilot Lt. Col. Justin Elliot and SSgt. Cooper Adams, assistant dedicated crew chief, stand in front of family and friends during a family recognition ceremony held at the Wings Over Houston Airshow celebration Oct. 14, 2023. A tradition among the Thunderbirds is to recognize the sacrifices and contribution of Thunderbirds team members at each show location by holding an internal team ceremony termed “Friends, And Relatives, Kin, Loved ones, and Everyone Else,” known as FARKLE. During the ceremony in Houston, Elliot, recognized Adams who is assigned to Thunderbirds aircraft number six. The airman was supported by the attendance of his father Paul, mother Cheryl, Greg Fenger, and a few other family friends.

Photo by: Greg Fenger |  VIRIN: 231014-D-D0449-1002.JPG