High school students shadow security forces
By Senior Airman Scott Jackson, 17th Training Wing Public Affairs
/ Published February 09, 2017
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.”