AFJROTC students visit the Alamo Wing

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  • 433rd Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps students from John Jay High School exited the bus at the 433rd Airlift Wing to the stern instruction of Air Force drill instructors here April 19.

The increased since of urgency the students experienced came from 433rd Training Squadron Military Training Instructors, who hurried the students off the bus and had them fall-in to their respective flights. Maj. Tim Wade, 433rd Public Affairs chief, spoke to the students about the 433rd AW and the importance of working together as a team.

AFJROTC students then boarded buses and toured the military working dog facility at the 341st Training Squadron. Tech. Sgt. Nicholas Lewis, a 341st TRS MWD handler, allowed students to pet their newest MWD puppy, Delarge.

Kortez Robinson, AFJROTC flight commander, is already preparing himself for life after he graduates high school.

"The K-9 program interests me, because its something I want to do," he said. "I have already started the application process for Air Force Security Forces. These tours are important because it gives cadets the ability to explore what they want to do in the real-world."

From there the students moved to the Cargo Load Training Facility where they had lunch. The tour concluded with students visiting the 433rd Maintenance Group's sheet metal and engine shops.

Retired Chief Master Sgt. Dean Hall, John Jay High School AFJROTC chief, explained the importance of tours like this to the cadets academic success.

"One of the purposes at Air Force Junior ROTC is to teach aerospace science, and what better lesson to give than to actually bring the cadets to the 433rd AW, where they can get a real life experience in that field," he said.