Recruiters hit the beach
By Airman 1st Class Kayla McWalter, 157th Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs
/ Published October 03, 2014
HAMPTON, N.H. -- The Recruiting team from the 157th Force Support Squadron along with members of the National Guard Bureau brought the mobile experience of the New Hampshire Air National Guard to this year's Hampton Beach Seafood Festival last month.
"The Hampton Beach Seafood Festival is becoming the mar-quee recruiting event that the Air National Guard participates in with complete support of NGB," said Master Sgt. Mark Bo-hac, Recruiting Office supervisor, of the event.
According to a N.H. Rotary Club member who collected ad-missions, the three-day festival brought over 100,000 people from Sept. 4-6. This was the festivals 25th year at Hampton Beach, and the second year the NHANG participated in this community event.
The NHANG's mobile experience booth brought in more than 280 leads from people walking by who wished to participate and receive information.
"It allows us to interact with so many people from, in, and around New Hampshire showcasing what we do at Pease," said Bohac.
Each person challenged their physical fitness, completing pull-ups, sit-ups and push-ups in front of a crowd and trying to reach their Air Force fitness minimums.
Along with a pull-up bar and a push-up/pull-up station was a board to keep track of the days highest scores reached. Compe-tition and enthusiasm pulled in the crowd to learn more about the Air Guard.
"Outside of an Airshow at Pease, I can't think of a bigger and more relevant event for us to be involved with," Bohac said.