Black Hawk Helicopter Lands at Fort Bragg School – Inspiring Kids to Be More

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Albritton Middle School is on Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and is one of the Department of Defense Educational Activity (DODEA) Schools. On Wednesday, they were treated to the arrival of UH-60 Black Hawk from the 2nd Assault Helicopter Battalion, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division. The visit was just one part of a continuing effort to inspire students toward goals that appear to be missing from other areas of our society.

The pilot of the Black Hawk was Chief Warrant Officer-2 Trevor Ruth, who had also once been inspired by the landing of a Black Hawk at a school in Missouri.

This week at the school was called STEAM week – Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics. April was also deemed “Month of the Military Child.” April 28 is the last day of the program.

During the week, students learned about available careers in technology and STEAM fields. They also learned about flight- how the helicopter stays in the air, and the history of aviation, and heard from Army aviators and others.

But they really liked to sit at the controls in the helicopter and have their pictures taken in the back of it. What kid wouldn’t love that?

The concerted effort on the part of the military to inspire kids to find a career is a hopeful sign. Although Albritton Middle School has opportunities from Fort Bragg that other schools do not, a little creativity on the part of non-DOD educators could change the culture of America.

It is unfortunate that liberal educators have control of our children during the formative years. Sparking the curiosity and imagination of children at a young age can create scientists, doctors, entrepreneurs, inventors, astronauts… with no limit to their potential.

Leaving them in the hands of liberals who have no drive except for “social justice,” guarantees a future for no one.


Featured photo: screenshot from the Black Hawk visit to Albritton Middle School.

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