Cam Ranh Bay Pictures

Fini Flight
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In the finest tradition of the 535th TAS (and just about every other flying unit), the last in-country sortie you flew was known as your "Fini Flight".   Your reward was a dousing with a fire hose immediately after climbing out of the aircraft.  In this picture, United States Air Force Captain John Fite is being unceremoniously hosed down by A1C John K. Schuepbach.  From his humble beginning as the official "hoser" of the 535th, John has gone on to become a Master Sergeant and squadron First Sergeant as well as a 24-year veteran police officer.  Beer and champagne were enjoyed by all immediately after the ceremony.
Revised: 17 January 2000