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Recruiting influencers tour C-5M Super Galaxy

Tech. Sgt. Eric K. Ganley, 68th Airlift Squadron flight engineer, talks with Lt. Col. Terrance J. Holmes, 332nd Recruiting Squadron commander, about the flight engineer station on a C-5M Super Galaxy Nov. 8, 2018 at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.

Tech. Sgt. Eric K. Ganley, 68th Airlift Squadron flight engineer, talks with Lt. Col. Terrance J. Holmes, 332nd Recruiting Squadron commander, about the flight engineer station on a C-5M Super Galaxy Nov. 8, 2018 at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. Holmes accompanied a group of influencers who were touring military facilities. The Air Force Recruiting Service arranges these tours to show influencers, which include educators, school administrators, and counselors about what the Air Force has to offer to young adults who might be interested in a military career. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Kristian Carter)

Senior Airman Andres Terrazas, 68th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, explains how crew and passengers operate in the troop compartment of a C-5M Super Galaxy to a group of recruiting influencers at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas Nov. 8, 2018.

Senior Airman Andres Terrazas, 68th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, explains how crew and passengers operate in the troop compartment of a C-5M Super Galaxy to a group of recruiting influencers at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas Nov. 8, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Kristian Carter)

Senior Airman Blake Moore, 68th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, describes the cargo compartment of a C-5M Super Galaxy to Mark Millett, school counselor from Cincinnati, Ohio, at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas Nov. 8, 2018.

Senior Airman Blake Moore, 68th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, describes the cargo compartment of a C-5M Super Galaxy to Mark Millett, school counselor from Cincinnati, Ohio, at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas Nov. 8, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Kristian Carter)

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas --

Fifteen Air Force recruiting influencers visited the 433rd Airlift Wing here Nov. 8.

While at JBSA-Lackland, the group saw multiple events and facilities including a coin ceremony with the basic military trainees and toured a C-5M Super Galaxy.

The Air Force Recruiting Service arranges for these tours to show influencers, which include educators, school administrators, and counselors about what the Air Force has to offer to young adults who might be interested in a military career.

“What we’re hoping to do by bringing them out here is show them the Air Force mission and Air Force way of life,” said Elizabeth J. Kephart, 332nd Recruiting Squadron enlisted accessions recruiter. “We’re hoping they go back to their schools and spread the Air Force story to anybody who is interested and show them the different opportunities that are available to them in the Air Force.”

These tours help introduce influencers to opportunities the Air Force can offer to its members.

“As a principal, I work with a lot of my students,” said Erik Lathen, North Valley High School principal in Grants Pass, Oregon. “What I think it can do is help me reflect to my staff and student population that the Air Force is not just a viable option, but one that they should seriously consider because it provides so many opportunities and advantages over some of their civilian counterparts in terms of post-high school career and plans.”