Released by 307th Bomb Wing Public Affairs
10/19/2012 - A group of 5th Grade students from Plantation Park Elementary School pose for a group photo with Master Sgt. Jeff Walston, a public affairs technician assigned to the 307th Bomb Wing at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Oct. 18, 2011. Walston took time to explain engine thrust, speed and capabilities of the A-10 Thunderbolt II for the students during their visit to the 307th BW. The students are attending STARBASE Louisiana, at 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. (U.S. Air Force photo by Betty Stephens) Hi-res
Note: Pictured is preserved A-10A 76-0552 (A10-0099). Crew inscriptions: PLT. MAJ. JAMIE STRAUGHN, CC. MSGT. BO HUGHES, ACC. MSGT. ALEX KLEEMAN. And there's a pilot dummy sitting in the cockpit.
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