“Hey Mark! Attached are some pictures that have been released from our Public Affairs office. These were taken on a test/test support mission I flew a couple weeks ago by one of our Air Force photographers. These are F-22 Raptors over the LA basin and the Pacific Ocean. I’m not sure if they’re worth forwarding on but they are definitely cool photos that embody the spirit of our homeland defense and air superiority. Support personnel and pilots are some of the men and women who are receiving the pens donated by the IAP.”
I guess I am naive and could not imagine some crazy looking at our effort and doing any harm to the troops. I originally asked for a single photo of the recipients of our pens. I was schooled by those in the Air Force and settled for plane photos, great ones.
Today I received a photo of the tanker crew just before takeoff. All these folks received pens for sure - they look appreciative.