Picture of students at Eglin's Tactical Outreach program

Okaloosa County Students Participate in Eglin AFB’s I Love STEMM Tactical Outreach Program

Over 200 Okaloosa County High School students had the opportunity recently to participate in Eglin Air Force Base’s “I Love STEMM” Tactical Outreach program.  The students were placed into small groups where they got an up close look at many different military and civilian STEMM career opportunities available at Eglin Air Force Base.

“The whole idea was to give kids an opportunity to see the various things here at Eglin that we do,” said Cecil Williams, director of diversity and inclusion with the 96th Test Wing.

The day’s itinerary included a demonstration of the 96th Security Forces Squadron’s K-9 Dog Program, the 96th Civil Engineer Squadron robots used by explosive ordnance disposal personnel, and concluded with a straw rocket competition between the schools.

The JROTC Cadets and Senior students selected to participate in the program were from Baker School, Choctawhatchee High School, Crestview High School, Fort Walton Beach High School, and Niceville High School.