Col. Todd Hofford, 142nd Fighter Wing Vice Commander and newly reinstated F-15 Eagle fighter pilot, prepares for his first official flight since undergoing cervical disc replacement surgery, December 4, 2019, Portland Air National Guard Base, Ore. Col. Hofford recently completed the near three-year process of obtaining a waiver to fly a high G aircraft with a prosthetic disc in his neck, making him the first person in the world to do so. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Steph Sawyer)
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