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Local students meet with Air Force units

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Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell students sit in the cockpit of a KC-135 Monday at the Roswell Air Center. (Submitted Photo)

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Maj. Chris Akui, Maj. Alan Wong and other members of the 509th Weapons Squadron and the U.S. Air Force Weapons School are at the Roswell Air Center again this year for training involving the KC-135 aircraft.

All Saints Catholic School students stand on the airfield ramp near a KC-135 on Monday as they visited with members of the Air Force 509th Weapons Squadron and Weapons School. (Submitted Photo)

On Monday, they met with students of All Saints Catholic Schools, the Aviation Maintenance Technology program of Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell and the Aviation Explorer Post 103 of the Boy Scouts of America, as well as with board members of the Walker Aviation Museum.

“This was a small group of very excited up-and-coming aviators,” said Juliana Halvorson, who provided the photos of students. “We are so grateful to have the 509th back in Roswell and appreciate them welcoming us. … We look forward to their return.”

She added that students also saw some T-38s from Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls, Texas, land while they were at the Roswell Air Center.

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