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JROTC visits Vandenberg, gets feel for Air Force life

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The 144th Fighter Wing held a tour of Vandenberg for Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps students and dependents of Air and Army Reservists stationed out of Fresno, Calif., on June 25.  The tour introduced the children of guardsmen to the occupational impact and lifestyle demands of their parents, most of whom live nowhere near a military installation. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Kristi Emler)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps students and dependents of Air and Army Reservists stationed out of Fresno, Calif., board a bus during a tour of Vandenberg on June 25. The tour, sponsored by the 144th Fighter Wing, introduced the children to the occupational impact and lifestyle demands of the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kristi Emler)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Command Chief Master Sgt. Michael McNiff prepares hamburgers with Senior Airman Andrew Adams for the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps luncheon at Cocheo Park. The 144th Fighter Wing command chief master sergeant and the sheet metal journeyman with the 144th Maintenance Squadron brought students and dependents of Air and Army National Guard from Fresno, Calif., to Vandenberg to show them the occupational impact and lifestyle demands of their parents, many of whom live nowhere near a military installation. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Kristi Emler)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Command Chief Master Sgt. Michael McNiff prepares hamburgers with Senior Airman Andrew Adams for the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps luncheon at Cocheo Park. The 144th Fighter Wing command chief master sergeant and the sheet metal journeyman with the 144th Maintenance Squadron brought students and dependents of Air and Army National Guard from Fresno, Calif., to Vandenberg to show them the occupational impact and lifestyle demands of their parents, many of whom live nowhere near a military installation. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Kristi Emler)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --  Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps students and dependents of Air and Army National Guard stationed out of Fresno, Calif., have a luncheon at Cocheo Park on June 25.  Senior Airman Melissa Conklin (right) of the 148th Space Operations Squadron, escorts a group of over a 101 school children of various ages to show them the occupational impact and lifestyle demands of their parents, many of whom live nowhere near a military installation. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Kristi Emler)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps students and dependents of Air and Army National Guard stationed out of Fresno, Calif., have a luncheon at Cocheo Park on June 25. Senior Airman Melissa Conklin (right) of the 148th Space Operations Squadron, escorts a group of over a 101 school children of various ages to show them the occupational impact and lifestyle demands of their parents, many of whom live nowhere near a military installation. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Kristi Emler)