High school students shadow security forces

U.S. Staff Sgt. Tyler Wiseman and Air Force Staff Sgt. Dakoda Riddle, 17th Security Forces Squadron K9 handlers, install sodium chlorite decoy inside the base theater bathroom on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Feb. 8, 2017. The sodium chlorite is a common chemical powder used to make household bombs. K9s are trained in smelling out this chemical and others in the smallest quantities. (U.S. Air Force photo Senior Airman Scott Jackson/Released)

U.S. Staff Sgt. Tyler Wiseman and Air Force Staff Sgt. Dakoda Riddle, 17th Security Forces Squadron K9 handlers, install sodium chlorite decoy inside the base theater bathroom on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Feb. 8, 2017. The sodium chlorite is a common chemical powder used to make household bombs. K9s are trained in smelling out this chemical and others in the smallest quantities. (U.S. Air Force photo Senior Airman Scott Jackson/Released)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Hailey Slenk, 17th Security Forces Squadron K9 handler, plays with Eros, 17th Security Forces Squadron military working dog, during a training exercise on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Feb. 8, 2017. The exercise was to demonstrate to students the way military working dogs are utilized and how their training is applied. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Scott Jackson/Released)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Hailey Slenk, 17th Security Forces Squadron K9 handler, plays with Eros, 17th Security Forces Squadron military working dog, during a training exercise on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Feb. 8, 2017. The exercise was to demonstrate to students the way military working dogs are utilized and how their training is applied. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Scott Jackson/Released)

U.S. Staff Sgt. Tyler Wiseman and Air Force Staff Sgt. Dakoda Riddle, 17th Security Forces Squadron K9 handlers, prepare students from Ballinger High school for a dog search demonstration at Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Feb. 8, 2017. The students visited Goodfellow Air Force Base to help their decision to join the military. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Scott Jackson/Released)

U.S. Staff Sgt. Tyler Wiseman and Air Force Staff Sgt. Dakoda Riddle, 17th Security Forces Squadron K9 handlers, prepare students from Ballinger High school for a dog search demonstration at Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Feb. 8, 2017. The students visited Goodfellow Air Force Base to help their decision to join the military. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Scott Jackson/Released)

U.S. Air Force Eros, 17th Security Forces Squadron military working dog, sits in the back of a car before an exercise on Goodfellow Air Force base, Texas, Feb. 8, 2017. Military working dogs are trained from birth to become a skilled in specific tasks ranging from bomb detection, narcotic detection to subduing suspects. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Scott Jackson/Released)

U.S. Air Force Eros, 17th Security Forces Squadron military working dog, sits in the back of a car before an exercise on Goodfellow Air Force base, Texas, Feb. 8, 2017. Military working dogs are trained from birth to become a skilled in specific tasks ranging from bomb detection, narcotic detection to subduing suspects. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Scott Jackson/Released)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Tyler Wiseman, 17th Security Forces Squadron K9 handler, prepares students from Ballinger High school for a dog search demonstration at Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Feb. 8, 2017. The students visited Goodfellow Air Force Base to help their decision to join the military. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Scott Jackson/Released)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Tyler Wiseman, 17th Security Forces Squadron K9 handler, prepares students from Ballinger High school for a dog search demonstration at Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Feb. 8, 2017. The students visited Goodfellow Air Force Base to help their decision to join the military. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Scott Jackson/Released)

GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- Senior high school students from Ballinger High shadowed 17th Security Forces Squadron members to receive a clear view on working in the military Feb. 8.

The three students followed Staff Sgt. Tyler Wiseman, 17th Security Forces Squadron K9 handler. Wiseman showed them training exercises the K9s and their handlers run through; a ‘blank’ check, to a bomb bust and the subduing of a suspect.

“We’re trying to give them a realistic look of the military,” said Wiseman. “We’re not trying to give them a perfect picture. We want them to know exactly what it’s like and what we do.”

The students didn’t expect for career fields like this to exist in the Air Force.

“I’m surprised,” said Paul Raven, Ballinger High school student. “I never knew the Air Force did things like this. It’s been pretty eye opening and fun.”

Wiseman hopes the tour will influence them to join the military, if not the Air Force.

“In the Air Force dreams come true,” said Wiseman. “Almost all of my dreams have been accomplished through the Air Force. When I joined, I wanted to become a K9 handler and I did. I also wanted to go to the K9 trainer’s course in Lackland, and I just got orders for that last week.”