Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Summer treat for STARBASE

Released by 307th Bomb Wing Public Affairs

7/5/2011 - A group of 5th graders from Oil City Elementary, Oil City, La., pose for a group picture with Staff Sgt. Ted Daigle, after a briefing about the A-10 Thunderbolt II jet aircraft at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., June 23, 2011. The students are attending a summer class at STARBASE Louisiana, on Barksdale, one of 60 national STARBASE sites. It is sponsored by the 307th BW of the Air Force Reserve Command. The STARBASE program presents an exciting 25-hour hands on/minds on aviation and aerospace curriculum to area 5th grade students and their teachers. The DoD program is committed to addressing the critical needs in STEM education - Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics - STARBASE Louisiana introduces its students to exciting STEM education topics, inspiring these young minds to further explore these topics in future course work. Sergeant Daigle is a photojournalist assigned to the 307th Bomb Wing Public Affairs Office at Barksdale. (U.S. Air Force photo by Betty Stephens) Hi-res

Note: Pictured is a preserved A-10 with the following crew inscriptions: PLT. MAJ. JAMIE STRAUGHN, CC. MSGT. BO HUGHES, ACC. MSGT. ALEX KLEEMAN


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