Col. John Vargas is a 1996 USAFA graduate and 2006 Jabara Award winner. Over the past 20 years, he has served, commanded, and inspired airmen in the accomplishment of strategic, operational and tactical goals through unmatched dedication to mission and care/love for people. Vargas has over 3,200 F-16 flight hours including 1,130 combat hours over Iraq, Afghanistan, Bosnia and Libya. He has commanded both in active duty as well as in the Air National Guard. Johnny played outside linebacker for the Falcons from 1992-1995. He currently resides in Crofton, Maryland, with his wife Krystal and two children.