The Lady’s Island Middle School Junior Leadership class visited the Marine Corps Air Station at the end of February. Sergeant Sanchez greeted the students and explained that the main mission of the air station is to support Marines abroad. The class had the opportunity to hear about the new F-35B’s that are arriving soon. They visited the Aircraft Rescue and Firefighters Facility, better known as the ARF, where a few Marines demonstrated how their gear works and the responsibilities of a firefighter on base. Captain Pangea gave the class an overview of what it takes to become a member of a fighter attack squadron and the credentials needed to become a pilot. They also had the opportunity to view one of the F-18’s on base.
Next, they stopped by the K-9 unit where they were allowed to watch a demonstration with the dogs and their handlers. The students really enjoyed the demonstration they put on.
The final stop was the mess hall where the students enjoyed their lunch. The school would like to thank all of the Marines who took their time to inform these middle schoolers about the importance of the Marine Corps Air Station.