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South Vietnamese Air Force Warrant Officer Nguyen V. An, left, and Air Force instructor pilot 1st Lt. Rex Payne pose for a picture before a training sortie in this historical photo from 1971 at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas. An was the first student pilot in the Vietnamese Undergraduate Pilot Training Program to take an orientation flight. The international mission of the 80th Flying Training Wing predates the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training Program that's in place now.
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