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911th Air Lift Wing Granting Wishes For Children's Hospital With Pilot For A Day Program

November 2015 - The 911th Airlift Wing has partnered with Children's Hospital for a unique program that is granting the wishes of local children. 

This year the 911th has hosted 2 different children who were sworn in as an honorary Air Force Reserve 2nd Lieutenants, most recently 8-year-old Trenton Bentley from Penn Hills who last December was diagnosed with leukemia. Children who participate in the proram are selected by Children's Hospital and are not only sworn in but get a VIP tour of 911th Air Force Reserve Base and learn all about how our Airmen serve our country.

Trent was all smiles during his visit to the Wing, now in remission his family had plenty to celebrate.   Below please find photos of Trent during his time on base, courtesy of the 911th Air Lift Wing.  

What a fantastic program and way for a new generation to learn about service to our country.  We are happy to hear Trenton is doing well and thank all of our Airmen who participated in the program - We Salute You! 


A Day In The Life Of An Air Force Reserve 2nd Lieutenant



Honorary 2nd Lt. Trenton Bentley listens to his brother, Dillon, over the headset in the cockpit of a C-130 Hercules.


Honorary 2nd Lt. Trenton Bentley looks out at the flightline while standing next to a C-130 Hercules.


 Col. Jeffrey Van Dootingh, commander of the 911th Airlift Wing, swears in Trenton Bentley as an honorary 2nd Lt. with the 911th AW.


Technical Sgt. Christopher Heaney, aircrew flight equipment technician with the 911th Operations Support Squadron, instructs honorary 2nd Lt. Trenton Bentley on how to use the parachute reality simulator.

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