HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - More than 300 students from across the Tennessee Valley got the chance to visit Redstone Arsenal.
They already look like they're in the military, and the way they snap to attention when a Commanding General walks in, they act like it too. The JROTC students from several Tennessee Valley high schools are just visiting Redstone Arsenal though. They took the trip to learn more about possible career choices.
Justin Similton is at 10th grader at Athens High School. "This is my first time on the arsenal, so I'm looking forward to the whole experience," Similton said.
Before the kids got their day started, General Dennis L. Via addressed the cadets.
"To be able to visit many of our organizations that have booths set up here, to see some of the technologies we have set up here today and what we're looking at in the future, I think it's a unique opportunity for them," General Via commented.
There were about twelve stations for the cadets to rotate around. As they visited each one, and got their hands on some pretty neat tools, thoughts of their future started to take shape.
"It'll influence them more, it'll push people that are on the fence about it more towards joining the Army and learning things like this and maybe coming to work here sooner or later," Justin Similton said.