“Operation Bright Future” is a second-year initiative sponsored by the 514th Air Mobility Wing, division of the United States Air Force Reserve stationed on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst.  This free event is designed to showcase opportunities in the Air Force Reserve to local educators on Sunday, April 5 at 10 am. 

The purpose is two-fold:  It’s a way to take some of the mystery out of the military and the Joint Base that is in many people’s back yards.  Many people that the Reserves employs are every day citizens that wear the uniform one weekend a month.  Of almost 2500 members nearly all of them are Teachers, Firefighters, Police Officers, Nurses, Mechanics, College Students, and just average people with extraordinary skill sets they activate when called upon. 

Secondly, it’s opportunity for educators to share their base experience with their students.  Even though the Reserves and Military have great college benefits, they also have opportunities for students who don’t follow the path to college. The 514th is heavy on STEM programs and medical career fields.   

While the educators are on the base,  they will see two planes, a cargo plane and an aerial refueling plane.   Anyone wanting to fly will get to experience a 2-3 hour “Local Mission” where the planes will refuel each other.  After this lunch will be served and educators will learn about other assets on the ground. 

Past participants have left smiling ear-to-ear.  Don’t miss this amazing experience.

As a reminder this is designed only for Teachers/Administrators.  No guests, spouses, or children. Limited to the first 100 registrants.

R.S.V.P. by March 27 



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