Air Mobility Command bases are holding open houses for area students in an effort to improve the quality of local schools and bolster recruiting. Last week, MacDill AFB hosted 1,300 students from eight schools in the Tampa, Fla., area. The command wants to have “flying classrooms” or other educational events at every wing this year, and make it easier for local students to apply for on-base internships, reported Air Force Magazine. The events are intended to demonstrate the Air Force’s interest in supporting public schools, said spokesman Col. Chris Karns. “Rather than relying on accepting the status quo, this is a way to be a better partner to the schools, a way to hopefully bring about positive change, and to start dialogue on an issue that is of importance to military families,” Karns said.
Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Adam Shanks