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The students also visited the fabrication and sheet metal shop before touring a C-5M Super Galaxy aircraft.

Tech. Sgt. Sean Preston, 433rd Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion technician, briefs students on the new F-138 engine that the C-5M Super Galaxy aircraft uses November 29, 2017 at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. The students also visited the fabrication and sheet metal shop before touring a C-5M Super Galaxy aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Benjamin Faske)

The students also visited the fabrication and propulsion shop before touring a C-5M Super Galaxy aircraft

Tech. Sgt. Stephanie Rymers, 433rd Maintenance Squadron sheet metal mechanic, shows students from the Inter-American Air Force Academy the honeycomb barrier of a C-5 aircraft November 29, 2017 at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. The students also visited the fabrication and propulsion shop before touring a C-5M Super Galaxy aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Benjamin Faske)

The students also visited the fabrication and propulsion shop before touring a C-5M Super Galaxy aircraft.

Inter-American Air Force Academy students tour a C-5M Super Galaxy Aircraft November 29, 2017 at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. The students also visited the fabrication, propulsion and sheet metal shops at the 433rd Maintenance Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Benjamin Faske)

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas -- Twenty-five students from the Inter-American Air Force Academy visited the 433rd Airlift Wing Nov. 29, 2017 here. The students got an up close view of the C-5M Super Galaxy aircraft, by viewing the troop compartments and flight deck. The next stop saw the students visit the 433rd Maintenance Squadron's propulsion, fabrication, and sheet metal shop.

The class is made up of international logisticians, material management, and contracting students from Argentina, Columbia, Honduras, Peru, Chile. The purpose of the class is to build relationships and to strengthen partnerships through their education and training.

"Having a tour like this is important because it reinforces what we are teaching in class," said Master Sgt. Arturo Garcia, 837th Training Squadron instructor "The visualization of how these back shops work, really clicks with our students."