Team Edwards show career paths to local students at Salute to Youth

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber

The 412th Test Engineering Group Instrumentation Division wowed students with their F-16 simulator at the 2015 Salute to Youth Event.

LANCASTER, Calif.–The 24th Annual Salute to Youth, “The Career Connection,” was held Oct. 13 at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds.
The event gives 8- and 9th-grade students in the Antelope Valley the opportunity to talk to industry leaders, business representatives and military recruiters about a wide range of career opportunities.
The Muroc Schools, including Desert High School, sent all of their 9th graders to the event this year.
This year, Edwards provided more than 10 exhibits including:

  • 412th Security Forces Squadron Military Working Dog Section
  • Edwards AFB Child & Youth Programs
  • Energy Management
  • Environmental Management
  • Office of Emergency Management
  • Spectrum Com., Inc.
  • Airman and Family Readiness Center
  • 412th Test Engineering Group Instrumentation Division
  • Air Force Plant 42


The 412th Security Forces Squadron set up a military working dog demonstration. After the first demonstration, Senior Airman Noah Hyatt, showed the bite suit he wore to students to show how it protects them during training and demonstrations.


Richard Morris (left) and Jack Frazier (right), 412th Civil Engineer Group Energy team, set up a booth to introduce students to the Air Force Facility Energy Program at the 24th Annual Salute to Youth event at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds in Lancaster, Calif.