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SUMMERVILLE, S.C. - U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Joey Brewer, Joint Base Charleston’s 2024 airshow director, explains the Hometown Hero program to Mrs. Teresa Lynch-Chrapkiewicz, Rise Academy science teacher, in Summerville, South Carolina, Feb. 27, 2024. One of 200 nominations, Teresa Chrapkiewicz, is a dedicated teacher, a published author, an Air Force veteran and the first female Navajo pilot, who earned the opportunity to ride in the backseat of a Thunderbird F-16 Fighting Falcon for her outstanding work in and dedication to the Charleston community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Shellby Hamson)


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