#FedFeed – Secretary Carter gets hands-on training in the cockpit

Welcome to the #FedFeed, a daily collection of federal ephemera gathered from social media and presented for your enjoyment.

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter got to participate in a training mission on a U.S. Air Force T-1 today.

That’s him presumably flying the plane. Here’s an image of him in the cockpit:

This is not the first time he’s gotten involved in training exercises lately. It begs the question: is he fulfilling a bucket list in his last few weeks on the job? Or possibly preparing for his post-civil-service career? He of all people should know that the jobs are in cyber…

Here he is learning to assemble an M-16:

And nearly setting his pants on fire with a huge torch:

And learning demolition:

I wonder if they weren’t taking video of that one in case something went wrong.