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Task Force Torch students meet Super Bowl LVI flyover pilots

Feb 15, 2022

Joint Forces Training Base hosts educational outreach event

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. – In the days leading up to Super Bowl LVI, a couple hundred Southern California students met members from one of the teams involved in football's biggest game.

This team wasn't their hometown Los Angeles Rams or the visiting Cincinnati Bengals.

It was the team of pilots and maintainers providing the U.S. Air Force Heritage Flight five-aircraft flyover of the National Football League's championship game.

For a two hour time span Feb. 9, students from the three Cal Guard Task Force Torch youth programs based on Joint Forces Training Base, Los Alamitos, rotated from aircraft to aircraft to meet with Airmen assigned to each of four Air Force demonstration teams participating in the flyover.

The event kicked off with more than 120 cadets in Sunburst Youth Challenge Academy's Class 29 visiting the installation's Los Alamitos Army Airfield. The teens, ages 16-18, are living and going to high school on the base while earning a year's worth of credits in half the time...

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