U.S. Air Force Maj. Sean Heatherman, a 2011 Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumnus who earned a degree in aerospace and ocean engineering from the College of Engineering and a minor in leadership studies, was selected as the Hokie Hero for Saturday’s football game at Georgia Tech.

The Hokie Hero program honors corps alumni who are deployed. Recipients are highlighted by Jon Laaser and Mike Burnop during their radio broadcast of Hokie football games, on the Corps of Cadets website, and in the Corps Review alumni magazine.

Heatherman is deployed with the 5th Reconnaissance Squadron, where he flies a U-2S Dragon Lady, conducting surveillance and reconnaissance missions in support of U.S. forces.

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