High school students visit and learn about the Montana Air National Guard

Posted at 4:28 PM, May 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-18 18:28:54-04

(GREAT FALLS) On Friday, students from Cascade, Chouteau, and Fergus County learned about what the Montana Air National Guard does as they visited the 120th Airlift Wing.

This is the first year the Montana Air National Guard recruiting staff has hosted "Operation Open Hangar."

"I was really surprised to see all the technicians and stuff. It is really cool to see an engine out and they have all sorts of engineers. They have all sorts of cool stuff," said Logan White, a student at Paris Gibson Education Center.

Students got to meet with airmen who are with the aircrews, maintenance, medical, security forces, fire department, and civil engineering.

The event showed students that MT ANG is just one of many opportunities for them after high school.

"Joining the Montana Air National Guard early in your junior or your high school senior year, this gives them an opportunity to plan. This also gives them a chance to use our state benefits with the Montana Air Guard to help you pay for college,” explained Senior Master Sergeant Ben Roth, MT ANG Recruiting and Retention Superintendent

They hope to make the event an annual opportunity for high schools across the state to see what MT ANG does.