The United States Air Force is proud to announce the graduation of 2nd Lt. Shane M. Ruether from his Under Graduate Pilot Training (UPT) and Specialized Under Grad Pilot Training (SUPT) programs.
Ruether graduated from Montevideo High School in 2007 and from the United States Air Force Academy, near Colorado Springs, Colo., in 2011.
2nd Lt. Ruether completed his ground school training and then flew the fully aerobatic T-6 Texan II Trainer for his UPT and the T-1 Jayhawk, which is a medium-range twin-engine jet trainer aircraft, for his SUPT.
His graduation ceremony will be held on Feb. 15 at Columbus AFB, Columbus, Miss.
2nd Lt. Ruether is the son of Jim and Lori Ruether and the grandson of John and Janet Ruether, all of Montevideo.