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STARBASE students learn about STEM at 97AMW

U.S. Air Force Capt. Dan Godshalk, a pilot assigned to the 58th Airlift Squadron, shows the controls of a C-17 Globemaster III to students of the STARBASE program

U.S. Air Force Capt. Dan Godshalk, a pilot assigned to the 58th Airlift Squadron, shows the controls of a C-17 Globemaster III to students of the STARBASE program, Oct. 24, 2019, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla. The C-17 offers space for large cargo transportation for national and allies support. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cody Dowell)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Caleb Egli, a pilot assigned to the 54th Air Refueling Squadron, explains the interworkings of the KC-135 Stratotanker to students of the STARBASE program

U.S. Air Force Capt. Caleb Egli, a pilot assigned to the 54th Air Refueling Squadron, explains the interworkings of the KC-135 Stratotanker to students of the STARBASE program, Oct. 24, 2019, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla. The KC-135 provides global mobility support with aerial refueling and minor cargo transportation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cody Dowell)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Michael Buchanan, a boom operator assigned to the 56th Air Refueling Squadron, explains the fuselage of the KC-46 Pegasus to students of the STARBASE program

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Michael Buchanan, a boom operator assigned to the 56th Air Refueling Squadron, explains the fuselage of the KC-46 Pegasus to students of the STARBASE program, Oct. 24, 2019, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla. The KC-46 is the newest airframe to the Air Force and its aircrew will be trained at Altus AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cody Dowell)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Kenneth Holt, a military working dog handler assigned to the 97th Security Forces Squadron, sends his military working dog after a simulated attacker,

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Kenneth Holt, a military working dog handler assigned to the 97th Security Forces Squadron, sends his military working dog after a simulated attacker, Oct. 24, 2019, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla. The military working dog team explained how even being a military working dog handler involves utilizes Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cody Dowell)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Caitlyn Patton, an Air Traffic control journeyman assigned to the 97th Operations Support Squadron, explains what they do to manage air traffic for the base to students of the STARBASE program

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Caitlyn Patton, an Air Traffic control journeyman assigned to the 97th Operations Support Squadron, explains what they do to manage air traffic for the base to students of the STARBASE program, Oct. 24, 2019, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla. Through radio and visual communications the tower controls the aircraft from the airport terminal to takeoff. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cody Dowell)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Julius Tolliver, a weather forecaster assigned to the 97th Operations Support Squadron, explains how forecasting weather aids in operations on base to students of the STARBASE program

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Julius Tolliver, a weather forecaster assigned to the 97th Operations Support Squadron, explains how forecasting weather aids in operations on base to students of the STARBASE program, Oct. 24, 2019, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla. The weather flight forecasts the weather to protect supplies and personnel from natural phenomena. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cody Dowell)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Gregory Reynolds, an engineering journeyman assigned to the 97th Civil Engineer Squadron, showcases the robotics total station to students of the STARBASE program

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Gregory Reynolds, an engineering journeyman assigned to the 97th Civil Engineer Squadron, showcases the robotics total station to students of the STARBASE program, Oct. 24, 2019, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla. The device is for construction survey of building corners and areas that cannot be coordinated by GPS. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cody Dowell)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Steven Steele, an airfield management journeyman assigned to the 97th Operations Support Squadron, talks about their role with aircraft management to students of the STARBASE program

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Steven Steele, an airfield management journeyman assigned to the 97th Operations Support Squadron, talks about their role with aircraft management to students of the STARBASE program, Oct. 24, 2019, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla. Airfield management coordinates with aircrew, air traffic control and various base agencies that provide for safe operation of aircraft in the airfield environment and through national and international airspace. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cody Dowell)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Anthony Vudo, a fuels lab technician assigned to the 97th Logistics Readiness Squadron, demonstrates what processes they perform to test fuel to students of the STARBASE program

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Anthony Vudo, a fuels lab technician assigned to the 97th Logistics Readiness Squadron, demonstrates what processes they perform to test fuel to students of the STARBASE program, Oct. 24, 2019, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla. The fuels lab tests the quality of all fuels to ensure it is clean and meets standards.

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Jadze Talingdan, an emergency management journeyman assigned to 97th Civil Engineer Squadron, shows the emergency gear they utilize to students of the STARBASE program
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Jadze Talingdan, an emergency management journeyman assigned to 97th Civil Engineer Squadron, shows the emergency gear they utilize to students of the STARBASE program, Oct. 24, 2019, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla. Emergency management helps the base with preventing and preparing for manmade and natural disasters response. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cody Dowell)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Austyn Foreman, an aircrew flight equipment journeyman assigned to 97th Operations Support Squadron, shows survival gear to students of the STARBASE program
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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Austyn Foreman, an aircrew flight equipment journeyman assigned to 97th Operations Support Squadron, shows survival gear to students of the STARBASE program, Oct. 24, 2019, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla. Students from four different schools participated in the career day held by the base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cody Dowell)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Eric Haskin, an aircrew flight equipment (AFE) apprentice assigned to 97th Operations Support Squadron, shows a helmet to a student of the STARBASE program
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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Eric Haskin, an aircrew flight equipment (AFE) apprentice assigned to 97th Operations Support Squadron, shows a helmet to a student of the STARBASE program, Oct. 24, 2019, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla. AFE inspects and stores survival gear, helmets, life rafts and in-processes pilots. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cody Dowell)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Levi Johnson, a public health technician assigned to 97th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron, discuss how public health helps the base with students of the STARBASE program
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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Levi Johnson, a public health technician assigned to 97th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron, discuss how public health helps the base with students of the STARBASE program, Oct. 24, 2019, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla. Public health’s duty is to break the chain of infection and disease outbreaks for the well-being of Airmen and their families. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cody Dowell)

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The 97th Air Mobility Wing hosted a career day for the students of the STARBASE Oklahoma class on Oct. 24, 2019, on base. They learned about multiple jobs in the Air Force involving Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) and received a tour of the base’s three aircraft: the KC-135 Stratotanker, C-17 Globemaster III and KC-46 Pegasus. A total of approximately 120 kids and faculty members from five schools across the state learned about the focused career opportunities the Air Force has to offer.

The STARBASE program is a DoD youth program on raising interest and knowledge of skills in STEM, which aims to provide for a highly educated and skilled American workforce who can meet the advanced technological requirements of the DoD.