Cherry Point Hosts Students For Job Shadow Day
(February 12, 2011)
|MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C. (MCN - Feb. 2,
2011) — As part of National Groundhog Job Shadow Day,
students from multiple Craven County schools came to Cherry
Point Feb. 2 for a firsthand look at the various vocations
aboard the air station.|
The students shadowed military and civilian professionals
with Fleet Readiness Center East, Marine Transport Squadron
1, public affairs, the Naval health clinic, combat camera
and the station's Naval Criminal Investigative Service.
“Cherry Point is the ultimate venue because of the
multitude of careers it has,” explained Chris E. Bailey,
director of career and technical education for Craven County
schools. “Our goal in all of this is to help a student
become career and college ready by the time they graduate.”
Bailey said the experience gives students, who don't
necessarily have a military affiliation, a broader outlook
of what is available at the air station.
valuable,” Bailey said, “because the local community and the
Marine Corps are so intertwined.”
Cpl. Bruce D. Barner, left, a search and rescue crew chief with Marine Transport Squadron 1, demonstrates the hoisting capabilities of the HH-46E search and rescue helicopter to two Craven County high school students at Cherry Point Feb. 2,
2011. Richard Bradford, right, a senior at Havelock High School, and Mathew Price, a junior at New Bern High School, visited the air station with several other Craven County students, as part of National Groundhog Job Shadow Day.
A few students
visited VMR-1, home of Pedro, the HH-46E search and rescue
helicopters that are no stranger to the local community. |
“I like to give these displays,” said Cpl. Bruce D.
Barner, a search and rescue crew chief with VMR-1. “We had a
chance to really show the students in depth what we do for a
The students said they enjoyed the
“It was cool,” said Richard Bradford, a
senior at Havelock High School. “We did more than I was
Mathew Price, a junior at New Bern High
School, said his ambitions of becoming a pilot grew from his
“I want to pilot that aircraft,” Price
said, referring to Pedro.
After hearing feedback
from most of the students, Bailey said he felt this year's
groundhog job shadow day was another successful one.
“I know they had a valuable experience,” Bailey added.
Article and photo by USMC LCpl. Tyler J. Bolken|
Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point
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