USAF; F-35; F-35A; Nomads; 33FW; maintenance; leadership; NCO

Staff Sgt. Marcos Cruz La Santa, 33rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron avionics systems technician, pulls chocks from beneath an F-35A Lightning II July 18, 2017, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Cruz is one of the first core F-35 trained maintainers in the Air Force to become a noncommissioned officer. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Peter Thompson)

PHOTO BY: Staff Sgt. Peter Thompson
VIRIN: 170720-F-HX320-0041.JPG
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