Future flyers: 25th CAB offers children a view of Army aviation

| March 11, 2011 | 0 Comments
Helicopters land in front of the Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor on Ford Island, Friday. The UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters are from Troop C, 2nd Sqdn., 6th Cav. Regt., “Lightning Horse,” 25th CAB, 25th ID; and 2nd Assault Helicopter Bn., 25th Avn. Regt., “Diamond Head,” 25th CAB, 25th ID.

Helicopters land in front of the Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor on Ford Island, Friday. The UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters are from Troop C, 2nd Sqdn., 6th Cav. Regt., “Lightning Horse,” 25th CAB, 25th ID; and 2nd Assault Helicopter Bn., 25th Avn. Regt., “Diamond Head,” 25th CAB, 25th ID.

Story and Photos by
Sgt. Daniel Schroeder
25th Combat Aviation Brigade Public Affairs, 25th Infantry Division

 

FORD ISLAND — The Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor hosted a “Discovering Your Future in Aviation” conference to provide insight and knowledge about aviation to the youth of today, Friday.

“We allow the opportunity for students and members of the community to explore the aviation world,” said April Emerson, events manager, Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor. “This event allows us to introduce different parts of the aviation career field. It portrays a more realistic picture of aviation today.”

The 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, displayed its support by providing a UH-60 Black Hawk and an OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopter for display during the event.

Staff Sgt. Gerald Mempin, platoon sergeant, Troop C, 2nd Sqdn., 6th Cav. Regt., “Lightning Horse,” 25th CAB, 25th ID, watches as members of Pack 166 Cub Scouts from Schofield Barracks take the flight controls of an OH-58D Kiowa Warrior at WAAF.

Staff Sgt. Gerald Mempin, platoon sergeant, Troop C, 2nd Sqdn., 6th Cav. Regt., “Lightning Horse,” 25th CAB, 25th ID, watches as members of Pack 166 Cub Scouts from Schofield Barracks take the flight controls of an OH-58D Kiowa Warrior at WAAF.

“It is nice to have the opportunity to talk to people about the aircraft and the different paths for getting into aviation,” said Chief Warrant Officer 2 Erin Bailey, a UH-60 Black Hawk pilot, Company A, 2nd Assault Helicopter Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, “Diamond Head,” 25th CAB.

The conference included displays of aircraft, workshops and a panel of professionals in aviation, both military and civilian.

 

“Aviation provided a great opportunity for my fascination with flight,” said Lt. Col. Lori Robinson, commander, 3rd Battalion, 25th General Support Aviation Battalion, “Hammerhead,” 25th CAB. “It was important to address young people who have a passion to be part of aviation; … it was good to share my knowledge and experience with those wanting to get involved with aviation.”

Aviation is more than just jetliners taking passengers on vacation or the military conducting combat operations or training. Aviation is a blend of local communities, federal airspace and military operations working in cohesion to maintain balance and preserve peace, both at home and abroad.

“It is important to share our experiences and events. We share the same sky with the civilians of aviation, as well as the families of the local communities,” said Robinson.

Tags: , , , , ,

Category: Army Community Covenant, Community

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *