Airmen in your community: Airmen participate in local schools Career Day

2014-02-03T00:00:00Z Airmen in your community: Airmen participate in local schools Career Dayby Senior Airman Camilla Elizeu 355th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Arizona Daily Star

Desert Lightning Team members from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., volunteered at Dietz Elementary School for career day, Jan. 29, 2014.

Staff Sgt. Ki Nam, 355th Security Forces Squadron Military Dog handler, brought his partner, Benny, 355th SFS MWD, to the school to show and tell students about his career.

Students ranging from the first grade through the sixth grade participated in career day.

"This is my first time participating in an event like this," Nam said. "I think the children will enjoy learning about working close with animals, more specifically the importance of a military working dog."

Events like this one give military members a chance to educate the local community about what their career field and their role in the military.

"I think it is important to take part in events such as this one, because it allows us to give back to the community and to show them, that we are friendly," Nam said. "It allows us to tell our own story."

Several members of the Tucson community and D-M volunteered to participate in the career day to give students an idea of future career options.

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Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, known as “D-M” to our neighbors, is home to the 355th Fighter Wing, the premier air combat base for all Air Force A-10 C fighter aircraft training. Davis-Monthan is also home to other vital Department of Defense units including 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern), 55th Electronic Combat Group, 563rd Rescue Group and the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group, nicknamed “The Boneyard.”

Davis-Monthan is located within the city limits of Tucson, Ariz., and has been an integral part of the Tucson community since its dedication in 1927. In fiscal year 2012, Davis-Monthan circulated approximately $1.1 billion ($1.6 billion including retirees) into the local community and created 4,687 jobs in Tucson. The more than 10,800 personnel, who are assigned and employed at Davis-Monthan, live, work and educate their children in the Tucson metropolitan area. Nearly 75 percent of our 7,537 military service members live off base.

D-M Airmen are proud to serve their country, deploying to nearly every corner of the globe. At any given time 500 or more are deployed in support of worldwide operations. D-M Airmen are also proud to call Tucson home. The valuable relationship with the Tucson community and Southern Arizona supporters helps us achieve our missions.

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