Airmen spend afternoon with UNH Wildcats

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  • By Airman Ashlyn J. Correia
  • 157th Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs
New Hampshire Air National Guard Airmen set up an information tent at the University of New Hampshire's homecoming eventĀ  on Boulder Field in Durham, N.H. on the school's campus Oct. 3.

Recruiting, members in student flight and others from across the installation volunteered to give out N.H. ANG souvenirs to students, faculty, friends and alumni attending the game.

For one Airman who recently enlisted into the 157th Air Refueling Wing, the opportunity to volunteer provided her a chance to give back to those who helped her enlist.

"I wanted to experience what it's like working with the recruiters and maybe talk to new recruits that would be interested in joining the Air National Guard," said Airman 1st Class Duncan Cate, Student Flight member.

The goal of the event was to let students and members of the community know more about the nearby air refueling wing.

"It's really important to have a good, integrated face over at UNH since Pease is so close in proximity," said Tech. Sgt. Autumn-Rose Clarke, a New Hampshire Air National Guard recruiter. "A majority of our young Airmen are also students here at UNH."

Brand awareness and spreading the word about the unit was important for any new Airmen who may be interested in joining the N.H. air guard.

Airman 1st Class Clare Handy, a member of Student Flight, said the volunteer opportunity was fun.

"There were lots of people, very festive and a lot of food and football; you can't get much better than that," Handy said.

To learn more about volunteering with the N.H. Air National Guard recruiters, contact 603-430-2435.