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AFRL Inspire 2023
Air Force Research Laboratory, or AFRL, Public Affairs Specialist Kenneth McNulty shows off a model F-16 fighter aircraft from onstage at the 2023 AFRL Inspire event at the Air Force Institute of Technology’s Kenney Hall, Oct. 26, 2023. McNulty served as host and emcee of this year’s event, filling brief gaps of time between each of the program's nine featured speeches with humor, trivia and nuggets of inspiration. “If it counts, while I'm no pilot myself, my dad did buy me [this] pretty slick model F-16 — so I've always been more partial to it,” McNulty joked. “Sorry, Sass.” McNulty’s nod to the F-16 followed Kevin Price and James “Sass” Bieryla’s Inspire speech titled “Amplifying Warfighter Culture” in which the two former fighter pilots ribbed each other good-naturedly about the air superiority of the F-15 versus the F-16. “Your approach to connecting research leads and warfighter needs helps illustrate how our One Team, One Fight mission is being made possible,” McNulty said. (U.S. Air Force photo / Cherie Cullen)

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Photo by: Cherie Cullen |  VIRIN: 231026-F-XH843-0164.JPG