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JBLM Intro Tour

posted Apr 5, 2015, 1:03 AM by Scott Dean   [ updated Apr 5, 2015, 1:03 AM ]

South Sound members joined Green River Composite Squadron on an introductory tour of JBLM on Saturday. Members learned places to get uniform items, starting at the Thrift Shop, and moving on to the dry cleaners, alteration shop, and clothing sales. We went on to learn about some of the many careers and job fields available on an Air Force base.

After lunch at the food court, A1C Bell at AMOPS demonstrated the importance of Base Operations and guided them through a planning exercise.

The next stop was the Fire Department, where cadets got a tour of their equipment, then participated in a "Fireman's Challenge" - a simplified version of one of their training drills. At the end, C/Lt Col DeSoto challenged SrA Stewart.

From the Fire Station, we walked over to the Control Tower, where we saw first hand how they maintain safety by managing the aircraft coming and going.

The group ended up at Heritage Park, where every type of aircraft that has flown out of McChord Field.

A very special thanks to 1st Lt Jessica Jerwa of Green River for making all of the arrangements!