U.S. Air Force Capt. Katy Hintz, a 2017 Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumna, was selected as the Hokie Hero for Friday’s football game against Old Dominion University. She earned a degree in industrial and systems engineering from the College of Engineering in 2018. 

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

Hintz is deployed to the Middle East in support of Operation Inherent Resolve with the 335th Flight Generation Squadron. As a flight commander, she leads over 300 personnel in the maintenance of F-15E Strike Eagle aircraft to provide close air support and strike capabilities to coalition forces. 

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