You learn something new every day. A1C means Airman First Class.

Jason Mark Saiz is currently serving in Turkey. There's not much beyond some Christmas wishes here, but we want to thank him for his service and ask for a ride in that plane behind him.

It's a pretty intimidating machine and it looks to be locked and loaded in case of the need for a bombing run.

Saiz says greetings to the folks in Lubbock, but it's obvious he's also spent some time attending New Mexico State University and running cross-country (looks to be a grad, too).

Be safe over there, A1C Saiz.