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Lt. Col. Bryan Ewing, the 332nd Recruiting Squadron commander talks to a visitor inside the Air Force exhibit called "The Hangar" Sept. 18, 2021 at Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, Tennessee. The 332nd RCS is headquartered in Nashville. Ewing encouraged the younger man to try out a virtual reality station inside The Hangar which allows guests to experience an in-flight aerial refueling mission as a boom operator. Operators see instruments, controls, and other aircraft while listening to aircrew members simultaneously attempting to connect a computer generated boom to another plane. Performance is scored by a computer in the timed scenario. Thousands of people visited BMS from Sept. 16, 17, and 18 during three NASCAR races. Hundreds took turns at this and two other stations inside The Hangar.

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