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12th OG deputy wins dogfight with cancer, returns to flying status
Natalie sprays her dad, Col. David Drichta, 12th Operations Group deputy commander, with water from a fire extinguisher after his first flight back after his battle with cancer at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas June 19, 2013. Drichta was diagnosed with Stage IV cancer in February 2012 and, after more than a year in recovery, was medically cleared to return to flight status. The flight marked his return to flight status as well as his 3,000th flight hour in Air Force aircraft. (Courtesy photo by Stacy Nyikos)

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