By Capt Alyson Stockton, 184 IW/PA
/ Published July 22, 2010
U.S. Air Force Academy cadets visiting Smoky Hill Air National Guard Range on July 21 received a demonstration of the 284th Air Support Operations Squadron’s equipment. Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles like the one pictured have saved numerous service members from death or injury by Improvised Explosive Devices.
Range Control Officer Maj. Todd Kavouras shows visiting cadets the inert weapons used in training at Smoky Hill. The cadets observed A-10 and F-16 aircraft dropping non-explosive concrete bombs like the one pictured.
Maj. M.D. Arnold, Director of Operations at the 284th Air Support Operations Squadron, explains the process of facilitating air strikes to U.S. Air Force Academy cadets July 21 at Smoky Hill.
Maj. Todd Kavouras shows cadets the type of weapons that are used by aircrews in targeting training conducted at Smoky Hill Air National Guard Range. The cadets were visiting as part of a summer program called Operation Air Force, designed to familiarize them with officer career fields and Air Force operations.
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