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Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day

SrA Kyle E. Dimeis, 174th Fighter Wing Survival Equipment Journeyman shows the children the F-16 Flight Simulator

SrA Kyle E. Dimeis, 174th Fighter Wing Survival Equipment Journeyman shows the children the F-16 Flight Simulator

SSgt. Nolan P. Mooney, 174th Fighter Wing Fire Protection Apprentice shows the  discusses the fire trucks

SSgt. Nolan P. Mooney, 174th Fighter Wing Fire Protection Apprentice shows the discusses the fire trucks

MSgt. Mack T. Lathrop, 174th Fighter Wing Assistant NCOIC Electrical & Enviromental gave an informative briefing about the F-16

MSgt. Mack T. Lathrop, 174th Fighter Wing Assistant NCOIC Electrical & Enviromental gave an informative briefing about the F-16

The kids climb in the 274 Air Support Operations Squadron's Humvee.

The kids climb in the 274 Air Support Operations Squadron's Humvee.

SSgt Thomas A. Addley, 174th Fighter Wing Combat Arms Apprentice gives the children a tour of the firing range

SSgt Thomas A. Addley, 174th Fighter Wing Combat Arms Apprentice gives the children a tour of the firing range

The children discussing their collective Dreams and Goals

The children discussing their collective Dreams and Goals

Team building activity- making ice cream sundaes

Team building activity- making ice cream sundaes

Hancock Field Air National Guard Base Syracuse, NY -- Twenty children attended the "Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day". This year's theme was "Making Choices for a Better World". 

We started the day off discussing what the children's dreams for the future were. They had some great visions - some wanted to own their own business, some wanted to work for a large corporation, and some wanted to join the military and take over their parent's job! 

We then discussed making goals so they could some day realize their dreams. After our discussion, we took a tour of the base. The tour included visits to the Range, the 274th ASOS, the Main Hangar, the Life Support Section, and the Fire Department. Lunch was spent with the military sponsor and was followed by a visit at the sponsor's workplace. T

The children were given an assignment to interview the sponsor about their job. They also asked them about goals they had when they were younger. We then gathered back together in the afternoon to discuss their assignment. 

We also did a team building activity. Each child was given a task in building ice cream sundaes. It was a fun and sticky job, but in the end the sundaes were delicious and enjoyed by all. 

At the end of the day, each child was presented with a certificate of completion and some special gifts.