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"Big & Rich" star pays visit to troops

WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. – Left to right: Country music performer "Big Kenny," part of the duo who make up Big & Rich, sits in a T-38 trainer while Tech. Sgt. Victor Ware, 509th Operations Support Squadron assists him Aug. 16. The Big & Rich members, who have demonstrated their support for the military at numerous public concerts and events, got a chance to say “Thank you,” to troops and recognize them for their service during a forum in the roll call room. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lauren Padden)

WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. – Left to right: Country music performer "Big Kenny," part of the duo who make up Big & Rich, sits in a T-38 trainer while Tech. Sgt. Victor Ware, 509th Operations Support Squadron assists him Aug. 16. The Big & Rich members, who have demonstrated their support for the military at numerous public concerts and events, got a chance to say “Thank you,” to troops and recognize them for their service during a forum in the roll call room. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lauren Padden)

WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. – Left to right: Country music performer "Big Kenny" part of the duo that makes up Big & Rich gets strapped in a T-38 as he receives a pre-mission briefing from Capt. Richard Lyons, 394th Combat Training Squadron, in preparation for an incentive flight Aug. 16. The Big & Rich members, who have demonstrated their support for the military at numerous public concerts and events, got a chance to say “Thank you,” to troops and recognize them for their service during a forum in the roll call room. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lauren Padden)

WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. – Left to right: Country music performer "Big Kenny" part of the duo that makes up Big & Rich gets strapped in a T-38 as he receives a pre-mission briefing from Capt. Richard Lyons, 394th Combat Training Squadron, in preparation for an incentive flight Aug. 16. The Big & Rich members, who have demonstrated their support for the military at numerous public concerts and events, got a chance to say “Thank you,” to troops and recognize them for their service during a forum in the roll call room. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lauren Padden)

WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. -- Left to right: Country music performer "Big Kenny" part of the duo that makes up Big & Rich  gets his face measured with a sizing caliber by Staff Sgt. Brian Cockroft, 394th Combat Training Squadron, to ensure his oxygen mask has a proper fit prior to his T-38 incentive flight Aug. 16. The Big & Rich members, who have demonstrated their support for the military at numerous public concerts and events, got a chance to say “Thank you,” to troops and recognize them for their service during a forum in the roll call room. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lauren Padden)

WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. -- Left to right: Country music performer "Big Kenny" part of the duo that makes up Big & Rich gets his face measured with a sizing caliber by Staff Sgt. Brian Cockroft, 394th Combat Training Squadron, to ensure his oxygen mask has a proper fit prior to his T-38 incentive flight Aug. 16. The Big & Rich members, who have demonstrated their support for the military at numerous public concerts and events, got a chance to say “Thank you,” to troops and recognize them for their service during a forum in the roll call room. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lauren Padden)