Can this thing really stop a bullet, sir?

(Left): Col. Scott Bethel, 17th Training Wing commander, helps six-year-old Hunter Herd, a student at Holiman Elementary School, put on a desert camouflage uniform helmet. The student was one of a handful of school children that the commander invited to try out some of his deployment gear. "Our students need great role models in their lives, said Judy Bragg, Holiman’s principal. “To meet a high ranking hero and hear from him the importance of education, leadership, and American pride was a blessing," Judy Bragg, Holiman Elementary School principal said. Col. Bethel was invited as part of a joint program between the school and Paul Ann Baptist Church. Called Project Impact, the program aims to enhance the lives of the school children through special presentations and encouraging words from motivational speakers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Luis Loza Gutierrez)

(Left): Col. Scott Bethel, 17th Training Wing commander, helps six-year-old Hunter Herd, a student at Holiman Elementary School, put on a desert camouflage uniform helmet. The student was one of a handful of school children that the commander invited to try out some of his deployment gear. "Our students need great role models in their lives, said Judy Bragg, Holiman’s principal. “To meet a high ranking hero and hear from him the importance of education, leadership, and American pride was a blessing," Judy Bragg, Holiman Elementary School principal said. Col. Bethel was invited as part of a joint program between the school and Paul Ann Baptist Church. Called Project Impact, the program aims to enhance the lives of the school children through special presentations and encouraging words from motivational speakers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Luis Loza Gutierrez)