Over 80 civilian young adults from the local community to include Delaware plus nearby counties in N.J., Pa. and Md. will get a view of military life in the Delaware Air National Guard as guests of current members during the unit's first "Bring a Friend to Drill Day" on Sunday July 14.
The event's purpose is to expose military eligible civilians to the many career opportunities available in the Delaware Air Guard.
For half of a day on Sunday during a weekend military drill, the civilian guests will tour a C-130 aircraft, hangars and shop areas, watch Airmen perform a variety of jobs, and hear subject matter experts talk about their part-time military experience.
The guests will be exposed to Airmen who have successfully obtained a higher education, completed Air Force technical schools, and gained promotions. Their visit will conclude with a bar-b-cue lunch in an outdoor picnic area.
"Most of the attendees signed up are young adults, in the age range of 18 to their late 20s, so we expect a lot of questions about how they can gain a college education, get trained, and navigate military careers," said Senior Master Sgt. Mike Davis, recruiting and retention superintendent of the Delaware ANG.
"We want to make sure people in our community know that they can serve locally while pursuing their civilian dreams."
The "friends" attending the half-day event are sponsored by family members, neighbors or friends who presently serve in the Delaware Air Guard. Registration for this event is closed, as pre-registration ended last month.
Community members who wish to learn about opportunities in the Delaware Air National Guard typically available for people from age 17 to 39 should call the recruiting office at (302) 323-3444, or visit www.facebook.com/DEAirGuardRecruiting, www.facebook.com/166thAirliftWing, www.166aw.ang.af.mil, or http://www.goang.com/DE.
The Delaware ANG has 1,100 members, and continually deploys personnel and subordinate units around the globe. This release is in the public domain, and any part may be used as written.
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