114th Operations Group Commander reaches flying milestone

Col. Cory Kestel, 114th Operations Group commander, prepares a F-16 fighting falcon for launch prior to his 3000 hour flight at Joe Foss Field, S.D., Aug. 14, 2020. Kestel reached 1000 flying hours in 2007 and 2,000 flying hours in 2014. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Duane Duimstra)
Col. Cory Kestel, 114th Operations Group commander, prepares a F-16 fighting falcon for launch prior to his 3000 hour flight at Joe Foss Field, S.D., Aug. 14, 2020. Kestel reached 1000 flying hours in 2007 and 2,000 flying hours in 2014. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Duane Duimstra)

Col. Cory Kestel, 114th Operations Group commander, prepares a F-16 fighting falcon for launch prior to his 3000 hour flight at Joe Foss Field, S.D., Aug. 14, 2020. Kestel reached 1000 flying hours in 2007 and 2,000 flying hours in 2014. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Duane Duimstra)

Col. Cory Kestel, 114th Operations Group commander, prepares a F-16 fighting falcon for launch prior to his 3000 hour flight at Joe Foss Field, S.D., Aug. 14, 2020. Kestel  reached 1000 flying hours in 2007 and 2,000 flying hours in 2014. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Duane Duimstra)
Col. Cory Kestel, 114th Operations Group commander, prepares a F-16 fighting falcon for launch prior to his 3000 hour flight at Joe Foss Field, S.D., Aug. 14, 2020. Kestel reached 1000 flying hours in 2007 and 2,000 flying hours in 2014. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Duane Duimstra)

Col. Cory Kestel, 114th Operations Group commander, poses for a photo with Col. Mark Morell, 114th Fighter Wing commander, Lt. Col. Josh Wika, 175th Fighter Squadron commander, and Lt. Col. Steven Schultz, 114th Operations Group chief of standard evaluation, after completing 3000 flight hours at Joe Foss Field, S.D., Aug. 14, 2020. Kestel reached 1000 flying hours in 2007 and 2,000 flying hours in 2014. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Duane Duimstra)

Col. Cory Kestel, 114th Operations Group commander, is greeted by Lt. Col. Jeremy Doohen, 114th Operations Support Squadron director of operations, after landing his 3000 hour flight at Joe Foss Field, S.D., Aug. 14, 2020. Kestel reached 1000 flying hours in 2007 and 2,000 flying hours in 2014. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Duane Duimstra)

Col. Cory Kestel, 114th Operations Group commander, salutes prior to taking off for his 3000 hour flight at Joe Foss Field, S.D., Aug. 14, 2020. Kestel reached 1000 flying hours in 2007 and 2,000 flying hours in 2014. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Duane Duimstra)

Col. Cory Kestel, 114th Operations Group commander, prepares a F-16 fighting falcon for launch prior to his 3000 hour flight at Joe Foss Field, S.D., Aug. 14, 2020. Kestel reached 1000 flying hours in 2007 and 2,000 flying hours in 2014. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Duane Duimstra)

Col. Cory Kestel, 114th Operations Group commander, prepares a F-16 fighting falcon for launch prior to his 3000 hour flight at Joe Foss Field, S.D., Aug. 14, 2020. Kestel reached 1000 flying hours in 2007 and 2,000 flying hours in 2014. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Duane Duimstra)

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