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Fairchild helps check off local boy's bucket list


Last updated 9/13/2018 at 7:30pm

Shannen Talbot

LJ Now sits in a helicopter and pretends to fly at Fairchild Air Force Base. He said he wanted to fly to Disneyland and Wal-Mart.

On Sept. 7, four-year-old Jimmy "LJ" Now climbed out of the car and took his mom's hand, showing off a blue satin Captain America cape. It was his favorite outfit, specially chosen for the high-flying day he was about to experience.

He and his mom, dad, grandfather and younger brother were with him at Fairchild Air Force Base, where LJ was set to get a special tour. LJ wants to be a helicopter pilot when he grows up, but that's not why he received the VIP treatment.

It's not so unusual for small children to dream of a career in flight, but LJ's situation is a little different. LJ has acu...

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