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Colorado Cadets Visit Minot Air Force Base

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College students are faced with the task of planning and preparing for life after graduation, but the United States Air Force Academy is helping some teenagers get a jump start on their career.

Ten cadets from Colorado Springs, Colo. are visiting Minot Air Force Base this week as part of the Opps Air Force program.

Between their sophomore and junior years of college, cadets are sent to different air bases for two weeks to learn more about Air Force career paths before they are commissioned as an officer.

"I became a cadet because I wanted to do something good in the world. I thought joining the Air Force is a great place to start, so I was looking at my options, and the academy had free tuition and what not, so it seemed like a great option if I was planning on joining the Air Force,” says Mary Clare Curtin of the U.S. Air Force Academy.

Monday Curtin was learning about being a public affairs officer. She will also have the opportunity to shadow helicopter and B-52 pilots during her visit.

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