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Posted: June 8, 2018 3:15 p.m.
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SCCPSS students visit Hunter

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Dmitri Fields, age 13, an advancing eighth grade student at Hubert Middle School, climbs the obstacle using a rope on the Hunter Mile Obstacle Course June 5.

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Twenty-five students in grades seven through ten from the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System’s summer program called Operation 15 spent the day at Hunter Army Airfield June 5.

     “Operation 15 began last year by the SCCPSS’ Campus Police staff as a way to depict law enforcement in a positive light,” said Brittny Johnson, executive director of Operation 15.  The three-week-long program targets at risk students.  We included a visit to Hunter this year to expose the students to Soldiers and see the discipline and drive they possess as an example of individuals who have achieved success in their lives.”

     While on Hunter, they negotiated the Hunter Mile Obstacle Course and Rappelling Tower alongside Soldiers.  They also toured the USCG Air Station Savannah, had lunch in the Hunter Dining Facility and heard testimonials from Soldiers how they chose the Army as a way to undesirable environments in urban areas.

     Private Carzaria Williams, a chaplain’s assistant, talked to the students about her life in urban Chicago which included drug use by Family members and how she saw the Army as a way to provide a stable life for her future Family.   She told them how for her, life is about making right choices.

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