US Army encourages Madison students to learn more about military career options through aviation semi

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MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) - United States Army recruiters brought their aviation semi to two Madison City Schools high schools to offer students a chance to learn more about the 150 careers the army offers.

James Clemens High School JROTC Cadet Lauren Brashear doesn't know what the future holds, but she hopes it involves serving our country.

"I am looking into commissioning as a dental officer in the military," Brashear said.

With goals like that, Brashear is an example of the students the US Army hoped to entice during their time with the local schools.

"We travel all over the United States to different high schools, colleges and any other event set up by the local recruiters," SFC. Michael Foor said.

Army recruiters rolled up to James Clemens High School on Wednesday in the US Army Aviation Semi to open doors to potential future soldiers.

"We're able to explain to the kids what different career options are available in the career field for the army," SFC. Foor said.

These recruiters bring a big responsibility from Fort Knox in Kentucky to Madison.

"Our job is to connect America's Army with America's people," SFC. Foor said.

Loaded within the tractor-trailer is a variety of exhibits geared towards Army Aviation.

"Some Apache, Kiowa, Black Hawk and an immersive program where you are able to sit down and actually act like you were flying the aircraft," Brashear said.

Through these interactive exhibits, displays and touch screen computers, the recruiters made students aware of the other career options.

"It helps solidify their decisions on whether they want to go to college, or whether they want to serve in the Army," Cpt. Eric Nelson said.