From ROTC to the Wild Blue Yonder

While most West Virginia University students were visiting family, catching up on sleep or enjoying a vacation over the summer break, myself, and a few other cadets from across the country had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to participate in Headquarters’ Air Force Global Strike Command’s professional development training, or PDT for short. This PDT allowed us to visit several AFGSC bases and form a better understanding on how global strike provides strategic deterrence, long-range strike capability and combat support to U.S. Strategic Command and other combatant commands worldwide in support of the National Defense Strategy. Most importantly, it allowed us to gain applicable experience and insight first-hand as we prepare to commission into the United States Air Force.

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