Friday, January 9, 2009

U of A basketball team shoots hoops with D-M youth

by Airman 1st Class Jamie L. Coggan
355th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

1/7/2009 - DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. -- The University of Arizona basketball team was here Jan. 6 to expand their understanding of the D-M mission and to spend time meeting and playing basketball with children from the D-M Youth Center.

"This was a great opportunity to show the guys what goes on in the Air Force," said Mike Dunlap, the U of A basketball team associate head coach "They were really excited about coming out here."

The team viewed an A-10 Thunderbolt static display and received a mission brief by the vice wing commander before heading over to the Benko Fitness Center where more than 40 kids welcomed them with cheers and signs as they entered. [...]

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The University of Arizona basketball team members pose with Airmen in front of A-10 82-0662 during their visit at Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona, on January 6, 2009. The team's visit was part of an education and mentorship outreach program. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brittany Dowdle) Hi-res

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