Col. John Caldwell is the Commander/Leader of the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron. In addition to flying the No. 1 jet, and leading all air demonstrations, he commands the 130-person squadron. He entered the Air Force in 2002 as a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. He enjoys boating and fishing with his family around the world. Caldwell graduated from the F-16 Replacement Training Unit at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., in 2005 where he garnered the Red River Rat Trophy, the 2005 Air Education and Training Command Frances Gabreski Top Air-to-Air Student Award and Top Graduate honors. He is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Weapons School and has logged more than 3,100 flight hours with 667 hours of combat pilot experience. He is in his third season with the team and hails from Orlando, Fla.
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