THE AIR NATIONAL GUARD MOBILE EXPERIENCE RETURNS TO TAKE THE PUBLIC ON A JOURNEY THROUGH LIFE IN THE AIR GUARD
Tour adds new interactive experiences to immerse attendees in the real-life roles of Air Guard men and women
At the Air National Guard Mobile Experience a series of three challenges, each simulating real-life roles and skill sets of Air Guardsmen, are featured. Through these challenges, participants will be able to test their electronic, medical, mechanical, observational and spatial aptitudes, hone their surveillance skills, demonstrate physical strength and agility and test their responsiveness under pressure.
New to the tour this year, participants will also have the ability to customize their journey during technical training by participating in a challenge that matches a career field of interest to them. Challenges include a small arms weapon M-9 Challenge, Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) Airstrike Challenge, Aircraft Maintenance Challenge and Medical Challenge. Then participants will visit an interactive uniform experience, where they can digitally view themselves wearing the Air Guard uniform from their chosen career field.
“The Air National Guard Mobile Experience returns this year with several new interactive engagements that give participants a look into the real-life experiences of Air Guard members. Through this journey, participants learn about over 200 available career fields in the Air Guard and how their individual skill sets and interests could be a good fit for a life in the Air Guard,” said Senior Master Sergeant Angela Petri, Air National Guard Events Marketing Manager. “We want attendees to learn how they can serve their country and community while still maintaining their civilian life, and with the new interactive uniform experience, we provide a snapshot of what their future could be like in the Air Guard.”
Also, debuting this year at Reebok Spartan and Lucas Oil Motocross races is the Air National Guard Mobile Experience Physical Challenge. The experience will test participants’ strength and agility and make them feel as though they are in Basic Military Training as they race through a timed obstacle course completing box jumps, a cargo rope climb, pull-ups and a cliffhanger challenge. Participants must complete each obstacle correctly or incur a time penalty. Top finishers will be showcased on a leaderboard at each event.
Local Air National Guard recruiters will be at each of the stops to discuss the various career opportunities available in the Air Guard. Participation in the experience is free. For more information on the Air National Guard visit GoANG.com. You can also “like” our page at Facebook.com/AirNationalGuard and follow us on Instagram @AirNationalGuard.
The Air National Guard is a reserve component of the United States Air Force. They serve a dual role, supporting both federal and state missions and are called upon in times of natural disaster, civil disturbance and to support homeland defense. There are 140 units across the US states and territories, allowing Air Guard members the advantage of being able to serve part time from a unit of their choice. Being close to home, they may pursue educational and career goals, gaining valuable career experience and outstanding military benefits – all while experiencing the pride of serving their community and country. With more than 200 career field opportunities, the Air Guard is at the forefront of high-tech industries of the 21st century. Members can receive top-notch training and expand their experience in a variety of fields including communications, engineering, ministry, technology and healthcare.