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The 910th Airlift Wing invited local educators to Youngstown Air Reserve Station and flew them over Niagara Falls so that they can bring their experiences back to their students and help them learn about the career options and college benefits available to them.

Local educators take photos of Niagara Falls through the back of a C-130H Hercules on Nov. 7, 2018. The 910th Airlift Wing invited local educators to Youngstown Air Reserve Station and flew them over Niagara Falls so that they can bring their experiences back to their students and help them learn about the career options and college benefits available to them. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Noah J. Tancer)

The 910th Airlift Wing invited local educators to Youngstown Air Reserve Station and flew them over Niagara Falls so that they can bring their experiences back to their students and help them learn about the career options and college benefits available to them.

Local educators and Youngstown Air Reserve Station recruiters take photographs through a C-130H Hercules paratrooper door window on Nov. 7, 2018. The 910th Airlift Wing invited local educators to Youngstown Air Reserve Station and flew them over Niagara Falls so that they can bring their experiences back to their students and help them learn about the career options and college benefits available to them. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Noah J. Tancer)

The 910th Airlift Wing invited local educators to Youngstown Air Reserve Station and flew them over Niagara Falls so that they can bring their experiences back to their students and help them learn about the career options and college benefits available to them.

An aerial view of Northeastern United States is seen through a C-130H Hercules paratrooper door window on Nov. 7, 2018. The 910th Airlift Wing invited local educators to Youngstown Air Reserve Station and flew them over Niagara Falls so that they can bring their experiences back to their students and help them learn about the career options and college benefits available to them. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Noah J. Tancer)

The 910th Airlift Wing invited local educators to Youngstown Air Reserve Station and flew them over Niagara Falls so that they can bring their experiences back to their students and help them learn about the career options and college benefits available to them.

Local educators take photographs through a C-130H Hercules paratrooper door window on Nov. 7, 2018. The 910th Airlift Wing invited local educators to Youngstown Air Reserve Station and flew them over Niagara Falls so that they can bring their experiences back to their students and help them learn about the career options and college benefits available to them. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Noah J. Tancer)

The 910th Airlift Wing invited local educators to Youngstown Air Reserve Station and flew them over Niagara Falls so that they can bring their experiences back to their students and help them learn about the career options and college benefits available to them.

A local educator takes photographs through a C-130H Hercules cargo bay window on Nov. 7, 2018. The 910th Airlift Wing invited local educators to Youngstown Air Reserve Station and flew them over Niagara Falls so that they can bring their experiences back to their students and help them learn about the career options and college benefits available to them. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Noah J. Tancer)

The 910th Airlift Wing invited local educators to Youngstown Air Reserve Station and flew them over Niagara Falls so that they can bring their experiences back to their students and help them learn about the career options and college benefits available to them.

An aerial view of Northeastern United States is seen through a C-130H Hercules cargo bay window on Nov. 7, 2018. The 910th Airlift Wing invited local educators to Youngstown Air Reserve Station and flew them over Niagara Falls so that they can bring their experiences back to their students and help them learn about the career options and college benefits available to them. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Noah J. Tancer)

The 910th Airlift Wing invited local educators to Youngstown Air Reserve Station and flew them over Niagara Falls so that they can bring their experiences back to their students and help them learn about the career options and college benefits available to them.

A local educator takes photographs through a C-130H Hercules paratrooper door window on Nov. 7, 2018. The 910th Airlift Wing invited local educators to Youngstown Air Reserve Station and flew them over Niagara Falls so that they can bring their experiences back to their students and help them learn about the career options and college benefits available to them. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Noah J. Tancer)

The 910th Airlift Wing invited local educators to Youngstown Air Reserve Station and flew them over Niagara Falls so that they can bring their experiences back to their students and help them learn about the career options and college benefits available to them.

An aerial view of Niagara Falls is seen through a C-130H Hercules flight deck window on Nov. 7, 2018. The 910th Airlift Wing invited local educators to Youngstown Air Reserve Station and flew them over Niagara Falls so that they can bring their experiences back to their students and help them learn about the career options and college benefits available to them. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Noah J. Tancer)

YOUNGSTOWN AIR RESERVE STATION, Ohio --

Local educators were invited to the 910th Airlift Wing by Youngstown Air Reserve Station recruiters on Nov. 7, 2018, to learn about the Air Force Reserve’s career options and college benefits available to their students.

 

The educators were briefed by 910th AW Vice Commander Col. Joe Janik, YARS recruiters and an ASVAB and Ohio Means Jobs representative.

 

The 910th AW public affairs office gave a short window tour of YARS before escorting the educators onto the flightline where they boarded one of the 910th AW’s C-130H Hercules.

 

Participants got to see an aerial view of Northeastern United States from the flight deck windows, cargo bay windows, paratrooper door windows and, after buckling up tight and securing loose items, they got a rare view of Niagara Falls through the back of the aircraft.

 

Many high school students are uninformed about the opportunities available in the Air Force Reserve. YARS hopes to counter the idea that entering college or the workforce are your only options immediately after high school. YARS recruiters continue to find new and innovative ways to bring the military option into the forefront of students’ minds.