There was a program that had been long running at the USAF to allow young Lieutenant co-pilots of USAF 'heavies' some solo flight time in a T-37 or T-38 aircraft. I shot this old "ACE" (advanced co-pilot enrichment) jet at Grand Forks AFB in 1981 f16crewchief.deviantart.com/ar…
In the early 1990s the USAF was radically transformed and new commands such as Air Combat Command were formed from the former Tactical Air Command and the Strategic Air Command. Tanker and Airlift assets from the old Strategic Air Command and Military Airlift Command were combined into the new Air Mobility Command. The old "ACE" program (still a valid concept) got the 'cooler' name of Companion Trainer Program.
These T-37 and T-38 aircraft were now to be painted in the camouflage scheme of the mission aircraft of the unit.
Fortunately, many of the CTP aircraft were brought in to Luke AFB for re-paint from the old 'boring' white scheme to the much cooler grey or black camo schemes like these jets:f16crewchief.deviantart.com/ar…f16crewchief.deviantart.com/ar…f16crewchief.deviantart.com/ar…
Here are a few jets shot in March 1992 (on a pretty crappy day!) that I hope you enjoy!