FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) - An Indiana Air National Guard unit has taken its last F-16 fighter for its final flight. It also was the last flight for Col. Jeffrey Soldner, unit commander for the Fort Wayne-based 122nd Fighter Wing. He's retiring in January after a 38-year career.
Soldner took his unit's last F-16 Fighting Falcon up for a flight Saturday. Afterward, his grandsons doused him with the traditional fire-engine hose-down, followed by an uncorked a bottle of champagne.