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In Focus: Senior Airman Folashade Ajulo

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  • By Senior Airman Kayla Ellis
  • 419th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Senior Airman Folashade Ajulo, an aerospace medical technician in the 419th Medical Squadron, recently took flight aboard a T-38 Talon while participating in a military exercise in Savannah, Ga.

Orientation flights such as these provide medical technicians an opportunity to experience the effects of flying, improving their ability to quickly and accurately perform routine assessments.

Although a T-38 does not perfectly simulate the physical stressors of an F-35 Lighting II, which the 419th Fighter Wing flies and maintains at Hill AFB, it comes with something every passenger needs – a second seat.

“It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience for sure,” Ajulo said. “Flying on top of the Atlantic Ocean and being able to look around and see other jets flying was awesome.”

Ajulo is originally from Nigeria. After moving to Texas, she served in the active-duty Air Force for five years before transitioning to the Reserve. She says she enjoys being a reservist because she can still work and take care of her family while also serving in the military.

One of Ajulo’s goals is to commission as an officer, as it would allow her to fully utilize her education and training as a registered nurse.

“As an individual, you have to be willing to make your goal happen,” she said. “You have to do everything in your power and get help when you need it.”

In her free time, Ajulo enjoys shopping and spending time with her two sons.