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Joint Base Andrews hosts 27th Pilot for a Day

O’Rian Jolley, The Check-6 Foundation pilot for a day, leaves the 113th Wing after seeing a DC Air National Guard F-16 on Joint Base Andrews, June 26, 2019. O’Rian was honored by having his name put on the F16 he toured. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Erica Flores)

O’Rian Jolley, The Check-6 Foundation pilot for a day, leaves the 113th Wing after seeing a DC Air National Guard F-16 on Joint Base Andrews, June 26, 2019. O’Rian was honored by having his name put on the F16 he toured. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Erica Flores)

O’Rian Jolley, The Check-6 Foundation pilot for a day, tries on an F-16 fighter pilot helmet during his visit to the 113th Operations Group on Joint Base Andrews, June 26, 2019.  As an honorary pilot, O’Rian visited different units on the base to get an up close experience with helicopters, jet aircraft and flying simulators, learning from military and civilian volunteers about their missions on JBA. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Erica Flores)

O’Rian Jolley, The Check-6 Foundation pilot for a day, tries on an F-16 fighter pilot helmet during his visit to the 113th Operations Group on Joint Base Andrews, June 26, 2019. As an honorary pilot, O’Rian visited different units on the base to get an up close experience with helicopters, jet aircraft and flying simulators, learning from military and civilian volunteers about their missions on JBA. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Erica Flores)

O’Rian Jolley, The Check-6 Foundation pilot for a day, flies a UH-1 simulator at the 1st Helicopter Squadron on Joint Base Andrews, June 26, 2019. O’Rian is the 27th Pilot for a Day at JBA. When he isn’t working to reach his goal of being a US Coast Guard rescue swimmer by routinely swimming and learning about the career, he raises money for research and awareness of mitochondrial diseases. He does this by creating and selling paracord ‘Hope Bracelets’ and giving them out for donations to his cause. He has so far raised over $1,000 for Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Erica Flores)

O’Rian Jolley, The Check-6 Foundation pilot for a day, flies a UH-1 simulator at the 1st Helicopter Squadron on Joint Base Andrews, June 26, 2019. O’Rian is the 27th Pilot for a Day at JBA. When he isn’t working to reach his goal of being a US Coast Guard rescue swimmer by routinely swimming and learning about the career, he raises money for research and awareness of mitochondrial diseases. He does this by creating and selling paracord ‘Hope Bracelets’ and giving them out for donations to his cause. He has so far raised over $1,000 for Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Erica Flores)

O’Rian Jolley, The Check-6 Foundation pilot for a day, sits in a Humvee on Joint Base Andrews, June 26, 2019. Diagnosed with hydrocephalus, severe gastro-esophageal reflux and most recently an extremely rare primary carnitine deficiency and mitochondrial diseases of the brain, O’Rian was selected to be an honorary pilot to experience a day at JBA and the National Harbor. O’Rian wants to someday serve his country as an Aviation Survival Technician in the US Coast Guard. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Erica Flores)

O’Rian Jolley, The Check-6 Foundation pilot for a day, sits in a Humvee on Joint Base Andrews, June 26, 2019. Diagnosed with hydrocephalus, severe gastro-esophageal reflux and most recently an extremely rare primary carnitine deficiency and mitochondrial diseases of the brain, O’Rian was selected to be an honorary pilot to experience a day at JBA and the National Harbor. O’Rian wants to someday serve his country as an Aviation Survival Technician in the US Coast Guard. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Erica Flores)

O’Rian Jolley, The Check-6 Foundation pilot for a day, and his family visit the 1st Helicopter Squadron on Joint Base Andrews, June 26, 2019. Diagnosed with hydrocephalus, severe gastro-esophageal reflux and most recently an extremely rare primary carnitine deficiency and mitochondrial diseases of the brain, O’Rian was selected to be an honorary pilot to experience a day at JBA and the National Harbor, with the help of The Check-6 Foundation and volunteer military and civilian members who work on JBA. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Erica Flores)

O’Rian Jolley, The Check-6 Foundation pilot for a day, and his family visit the 1st Helicopter Squadron on Joint Base Andrews, June 26, 2019. Diagnosed with hydrocephalus, severe gastro-esophageal reflux and most recently an extremely rare primary carnitine deficiency and mitochondrial diseases of the brain, O’Rian was selected to be an honorary pilot to experience a day at JBA and the National Harbor, with the help of The Check-6 Foundation and volunteer military and civilian members who work on JBA. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Erica Flores)

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. -- O’Rian Jolley, The Check-6 Foundation pilot for a day, leaves the 113th Wing after seeing a DC Air National Guard F-16 on Joint Base Andrews, June 26, 2019. O’Rian was honored by having his name put on the F16 he toured. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Erica Flores)