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AFSOUTH Airmen teach students about space

Maj. Andre Benitez, 612th Air and Space Operations Center, shoots off a rocket during a demonstration at Tanque Verde Elementary School in Tucson, Ariz., March 1. Airmen from 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) gave 5th grade students a lesson on space operations (launch operations, weather support, launch control centers and the importance of launch observation and recovery) during their visit. (USAF photo by Lt. Col. Dan Jones/Released).

Maj. Andre Benitez, 612th Air and Space Operations Center, shoots off a rocket during a demonstration at Tanque Verde Elementary School in Tucson, Ariz., March 1. Airmen from 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) gave 5th grade students a lesson on space operations (launch operations, weather support, launch control centers and the importance of launch observation and recovery) during their visit. (USAF photo by Lt. Col. Dan Jones/Released).

Lt. Col. Dan Jones, 612th Air and Space Operations Center Space Director, prepares to shoot-off a rocket during a demonstration at Tanque Verde Elementary School in Tucson, Ariz., March 1. Airmen from 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) gave 5th grade students a lesson on space operations (launch operations, weather support, launch control centers and the importance of launch observation and recovery) during their visit. (USAF photo by Master Sgt. Kelly Ogden/Released).

Lt. Col. Dan Jones, 612th Air and Space Operations Center Space Director, prepares to shoot off a rocket during a demonstration at Tanque Verde Elementary School in Tucson, Ariz., March 1. Airmen from 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) gave 5th grade students a lesson on space operations (launch operations, weather support, launch control centers and the importance of launch observation and recovery) during their visit. (USAF photo by Master Sgt. Kelly Ogden/Released).

Maj. Daniel Salgado, 612th Air and Space Operations Center, instructs a 5th grade student on “how to launch a rocket” during a demonstration at Tanque Verde Elementary School in Tucson, Ariz., March 1. Airmen from 12th Air Force (Air Forces... Southern) gave 5th grade students a lesson on space operations (launch operations, weather support, launch control centers and the importance of launch observation and recovery) during their visit. (USAF photo by Master Sgt. Kelly Ogden/Released).

Maj. Daniel Salgado, 612th Air and Space Operations Center, instructs a 5th grade student on “how to launch a rocket” during a demonstration at Tanque Verde Elementary School in Tucson, Ariz., March 1. Airmen from 12th Air Force (Air Forces... Southern) gave 5th grade students a lesson on space operations (launch operations, weather support, launch control centers and the importance of launch observation and recovery) during their visit. (USAF photo by Master Sgt. Kelly Ogden/Released).

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