High school students, potential Soldiers, get military experience at the National Training Center

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Spc. Cole Tamba shows potential recruits about the repairing of equipment behind the scenes. Lt. Col. Joe Parker and Command Sgt. Maj. Nico Haynes helped coordinate and assisted in the visit.

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — 60 potential high school recruits from the Ridgecrest and Palmdale, California, Recruiting Offices of the U.S. Army Southern California Recruiting Command, visited Fort Irwin in February. Three recruiters joined the students.

The students traveled more than two hours from the Lancaster/Palmdale area, as well as Burroughs High School in Ridgecrest.

The two-day tour introduces potential new Soldiers to non-combat arms jobs in the Army and gives them a chance to meet veteran, active-duty Soldiers.

Students had a helipad and 11th ACR RSS motor pool tour, lunch at the DFAC and they rotated through different career demonstrations in groups in a Round Robin-style; they also had a chance to visit other attractions on post.