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High school students tour Montana Air National Guard

Posted at 3:45 PM, Apr 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-17 18:04:12-04

GREAT FALLS – High school students from around north-central Montana were invited to tour the Montana Air National Guard Tuesday.

Open Hangar gave students the opportunity to learn about career options with the 120th Airlift Wing.

120th Maintenance Squadron Senior Airman Kyra Langston said students can see what they do behind the scenes.

“A lot of people just assume that we just fly things when there is so much more that goes on behind the scenes. It is really important to get people up here so they can see what we do,” Langston said. Langston works on the aircraft’s electrical and environmental systems.

Students could speak with airmen in the medical field, airmen who work on the flight line, and airmen who work in communications.

Students also toured a C-130 and watched a demonstration by the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) robot.

Centerville High School student Brock Landon said he is interested in a military career.

“I am looking at either joining the Air Force or going into the police academy. It is beneficial for you to come here and see what they offer,” Landon said.

Students also witnessed the re-enlistment of Master Sergeant Jason Holmlund with the 219th RED HORSE Squadron.

Reporting by Margaret DeMarco for MTN News