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Pathways to Blue: Showcases AF careers to ROTC cadets

Air Force ROTC cadet badge sits on the shoulder of a cadet attending a Pathways to Blue briefing April 8, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Pathways to Blue is a diversity and inclusion outreach event hosted by 2nd Air Force with the support of the 81st Training Wing and the 403rd Wing. The event provided the 178 cadets who traveled here from seven detachments a chance to interact with officers from 36 different specialties from across the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Air Force ROTC cadet badge sits on the shoulder of a cadet attending a Pathways to Blue briefing April 8, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Pathways to Blue is a diversity and inclusion outreach event hosted by 2nd Air Force with the support of the 81st Training Wing and the 403rd Wing. The event provided the 178 cadets who traveled here from seven detachments a chance to interact with officers from 36 different specialties from across the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Air Force ROTC cadets are briefed on the Battlefield Airmen mission in Matero Hall during Pathways to Blue April 7, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Pathways to Blue, a diversity and inclusion outreach event hosted by 2nd Air Force with the support of the 81st Training Wing and the 403rd Wing, provided 178 cadets who traveled here from seven detachments a chance to interact with officers from 36 different specialties from across the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Air Force ROTC cadets are briefed on the Battlefield Airmen mission in Matero Hall during Pathways to Blue April 7, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Pathways to Blue, a diversity and inclusion outreach event hosted by 2nd Air Force with the support of the 81st Training Wing and the 403rd Wing, provided 178 cadets who traveled here from seven detachments a chance to interact with officers from 36 different specialties from across the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Chief Master Sgt. Vegas Clark, 81st Training Wing command chief, speaks to Air Force ROTC cadets at a senior enlisted panel during Pathways to Blue April 8, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Pathways to Blue is a diversity and inclusion outreach event hosted by 2nd Air Force with the support of the 81st Training Wing and the 403rd Wing. The event provided the 178 cadets who traveled here from seven detachments a chance to interact with officers from 36 different specialties from across the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Chief Master Sgt. Vegas Clark, 81st Training Wing command chief, speaks to Air Force ROTC cadets at a senior enlisted panel during Pathways to Blue April 8, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Pathways to Blue is a diversity and inclusion outreach event hosted by 2nd Air Force with the support of the 81st Training Wing and the 403rd Wing. The event provided the 178 cadets who traveled here from seven detachments a chance to interact with officers from 36 different specialties from across the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Maj. Jordan Smith, 558th Flying Training Squadron instructor pilot, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas, briefs Air Force ROTC cadets on the remotely piloted aircraft career field in the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron auditorium during Pathways to Blue April 8, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Pathways to Blue is a diversity and inclusion outreach event hosted by 2nd Air Force with the support of the 81st Training Wing and the 403rd Wing. The event provided the 178 cadets who traveled here from seven detachments a chance to interact with officers from 36 different specialties from across the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Maj. Jordan Smith, 558th Flying Training Squadron instructor pilot, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas, briefs Air Force ROTC cadets on the remotely piloted aircraft career field in the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron auditorium during Pathways to Blue April 8, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Pathways to Blue is a diversity and inclusion outreach event hosted by 2nd Air Force with the support of the 81st Training Wing and the 403rd Wing. The event provided the 178 cadets who traveled here from seven detachments a chance to interact with officers from 36 different specialties from across the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Second Lt. Dylan Slizewski, Air Force Research Laboratory explosive research chemist, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., briefs Air Force ROTC cadets on  on one of many an AFRL career field in McClelland Hall during Pathways to Blue April 8, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Pathways to Blue is a diversity outreach event hosted by 2nd Air Force with the support of the 81st Training Wing and the 403rd Wing. The event provided the 178 cadets who traveled here from seven detachments a chance to interact with officers from 36 different specialties from across the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Second Lt. Dylan Slizewski, Air Force Research Laboratory explosive research chemist, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., briefs Air Force ROTC cadets on on one of many an AFRL career field in McClelland Hall during Pathways to Blue April 8, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Pathways to Blue is a diversity outreach event hosted by 2nd Air Force with the support of the 81st Training Wing and the 403rd Wing. The event provided the 178 cadets who traveled here from seven detachments a chance to interact with officers from 36 different specialties from across the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Air Force ROTC cadets simulate troubleshooting on an expeditionary network for the cyber transport systems career field during Pathways to Blue April 7, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Pathways to Blue is a diversity and inclusion outreach event hosted by 2nd Air Force with the support of the 81st Training Wing and the 403rd Wing. The event provided the 178 cadets who traveled here from seven detachments a chance to interact with officers from 36 different specialties from across the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Air Force ROTC cadets simulate troubleshooting on an expeditionary network for the cyber transport systems career field during Pathways to Blue April 7, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Pathways to Blue is a diversity and inclusion outreach event hosted by 2nd Air Force with the support of the 81st Training Wing and the 403rd Wing. The event provided the 178 cadets who traveled here from seven detachments a chance to interact with officers from 36 different specialties from across the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Capt. Nick Moore, 335th Training Squadron comptroller training flight commander, briefs Air Force ROTC cadets on the financial management career field in the weather training complex during Pathways to Blue April 7, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Pathways to Blue is a diversity and inclusion outreach event hosted by 2nd Air Force with the support of the 81st Training Wing and the 403rd Wing. The event provided the 178 cadets who traveled here from seven detachments a chance to interact with officers from 36 different specialties from across the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Capt. Nick Moore, 335th Training Squadron comptroller training flight commander, briefs Air Force ROTC cadets on the financial management career field in the weather training complex during Pathways to Blue April 7, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Pathways to Blue is a diversity and inclusion outreach event hosted by 2nd Air Force with the support of the 81st Training Wing and the 403rd Wing. The event provided the 178 cadets who traveled here from seven detachments a chance to interact with officers from 36 different specialties from across the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Air Force ROTC cadets offload from a TH-1H Huey after an incentive ride during Pathways to Blue April 8, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Pathways to Blue, an annauloutreach event hosted by 2nd Air Force with the support of the 81st Training Wing and the 403rd Wing, allowing cadets to receive hands-on briefings with technical and flying operations and an orientation flight in support of the Air Force's Diversity Strategic Roadmap program. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Air Force ROTC cadets offload from a TH-1H Huey after an incentive ride during Pathways to Blue April 8, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Pathways to Blue, an annauloutreach event hosted by 2nd Air Force with the support of the 81st Training Wing and the 403rd Wing, allowing cadets to receive hands-on briefings with technical and flying operations and an orientation flight in support of the Air Force's Diversity Strategic Roadmap program. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

A Boeing C-17 Globemaster III with Air Force ROTC cadets takes off for an incentive flight during Pathways to Blue April 8, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Pathways to Blue, an annual event hosted by 2nd Air Force with the support of the 81st Training Wing and the 403rd Wing, allowing cadets to receive hands-on briefings with technical and flying operations and an orientation flight in support of the Air Force's Diversity Strategic Roadmap program. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

A Boeing C-17 Globemaster III with Air Force ROTC cadets takes off for an incentive flight during Pathways to Blue April 8, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Pathways to Blue, an annual event hosted by 2nd Air Force with the support of the 81st Training Wing and the 403rd Wing, allowing cadets to receive hands-on briefings with technical and flying operations and an orientation flight in support of the Air Force's Diversity Strategic Roadmap program. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Tech Sgt. Hugh Cross, 334th Training Squadron instructor, briefs Air Force ROTC cadets on an air traffic control radar system in Cody Hall during Pathways to Blue April 7, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Pathways to Blue, a diversity and inclusion outreach event hosted by 2nd Air Force with the support of the 81st Training Wing and the 403rd Wing. The event provided the 178 cadets who traveled here from seven detachments a chance to interact with officers from 36 different specialties from across the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)
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Tech Sgt. Hugh Cross, 334th Training Squadron instructor, briefs Air Force ROTC cadets on an air traffic control radar system in Cody Hall during Pathways to Blue April 7, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Pathways to Blue, a diversity and inclusion outreach event hosted by 2nd Air Force with the support of the 81st Training Wing and the 403rd Wing. The event provided the 178 cadets who traveled here from seven detachments a chance to interact with officers from 36 different specialties from across the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Cadet Laugston Thompson, Mississippi State University Air Force ROTC cadet, simulates a laparoscopic procedure in the Keesler Medical Center Don Wylie Auditorium during Pathways to Blue April 7, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Pathways to Blue, a diversity and inclusion outreach event hosted by 2nd Air Force with the support of the 81st Training Wing and the 403rd Wing, provided 178 cadets who traveled here from seven detachments a chance to interact with officers from 36 different specialties from across the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)
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Cadet Laugston Thompson, Mississippi State University Air Force ROTC cadet, simulates a laparoscopic procedure in the Keesler Medical Center Don Wylie Auditorium during Pathways to Blue April 7, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Pathways to Blue, a diversity and inclusion outreach event hosted by 2nd Air Force with the support of the 81st Training Wing and the 403rd Wing, provided 178 cadets who traveled here from seven detachments a chance to interact with officers from 36 different specialties from across the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Air Force ROTC cadets view a T-6 Texan 2 static display during Pathways to Blue April 7, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Pathways to Blue, an annual event hosted by 2nd Air Force with the support of the 81st Training Wing and the 403rd Wing, allowed cadets to receive hands-on briefings with technical and flying operations and an orientation flight in support of the Air Force's Diversity Strategic Roadmap program. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)
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Air Force ROTC cadets view a T-6 Texan 2 static display during Pathways to Blue April 7, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Pathways to Blue, an annual event hosted by 2nd Air Force with the support of the 81st Training Wing and the 403rd Wing, allowed cadets to receive hands-on briefings with technical and flying operations and an orientation flight in support of the Air Force's Diversity Strategic Roadmap program. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Air Force ROTC cadets view static displays during Pathways to Blue April 7, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Pathways to Blue, an annual event hosted by 2nd Air Force with the support of the 81st Training Wing and the 403rd Wing, allowed cadets to receive hands-on briefings with technical and flying operations and an orientation flight in support of the Air Force's Diversity Strategic Roadmap program. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)
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Air Force ROTC cadets view static displays during Pathways to Blue April 7, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Pathways to Blue, an annual event hosted by 2nd Air Force with the support of the 81st Training Wing and the 403rd Wing, allowed cadets to receive hands-on briefings with technical and flying operations and an orientation flight in support of the Air Force's Diversity Strategic Roadmap program. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Maj. Colin McDonald, 23rd Flight Training Squadron wing flight safety officer, Fort Rucker, Alaska, briefs Cadet Casey Brumbeloe, Troy University Air Force ROTC cadet, on a TH-1H Huey during Pathways to Blue April 7, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Pathways to Blue, an annual  event hosted by 2nd Air Force with the support of the 81st Training Wing and the 403rd Wing allowed cadets to receive hands-on briefings with technical and flying operations and an orientation flight in support of the Air Force's Diversity Strategic Roadmap program. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)
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Maj. Colin McDonald, 23rd Flight Training Squadron wing flight safety officer, Fort Rucker, Alaska, briefs Cadet Casey Brumbeloe, Troy University Air Force ROTC cadet, on a TH-1H Huey during Pathways to Blue April 7, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Pathways to Blue, an annual event hosted by 2nd Air Force with the support of the 81st Training Wing and the 403rd Wing allowed cadets to receive hands-on briefings with technical and flying operations and an orientation flight in support of the Air Force's Diversity Strategic Roadmap program. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Air Force ROTC cadets attend welcoming briefs in the Welch Theater during Pathways to Blue April 7, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Pathways to Blue, an annual event hosted by 2nd Air Force with the support of the 81st Training Wing and the 403rd Wing allowed cadets to receive hands-on briefings with technical and flying operations and an orientation flight in support of the Air Force's Diversity Strategic Roadmap program. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)
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Air Force ROTC cadets attend welcoming briefs in the Welch Theater during Pathways to Blue April 7, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Pathways to Blue, an annual event hosted by 2nd Air Force with the support of the 81st Training Wing and the 403rd Wing allowed cadets to receive hands-on briefings with technical and flying operations and an orientation flight in support of the Air Force's Diversity Strategic Roadmap program. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Air Force ROTC cadets eat breakfast in the Azalea Dining Facility during Pathways to Blue April 7, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Pathways to Blue, an annual event hosted by 2nd Air Force with the support of the 81st Training Wing and the 403rd Wing, allowed cadets to receive hands-on briefings with technical and flying operations and an orientation flight in support of the Air Force's Diversity Strategic Roadmap program. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)
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Air Force ROTC cadets eat breakfast in the Azalea Dining Facility during Pathways to Blue April 7, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Pathways to Blue, an annual event hosted by 2nd Air Force with the support of the 81st Training Wing and the 403rd Wing, allowed cadets to receive hands-on briefings with technical and flying operations and an orientation flight in support of the Air Force's Diversity Strategic Roadmap program. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Maj. Gen. Robert LaBrutta, 2nd Air Force commander, visits with Air Force ROTC cadets during Pathways to Blue at the Azalea Dining Facility April 7, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Pathways to Blue, a diversity and inclusion outreach event hosted by 2nd Air Force with the support of the 81st Training Wing and the 403rd Wing, provided 178 cadets who traveled here from seven detachments a chance to interact with officers from 36 different specialties from across the Air Force.(U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)
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Maj. Gen. Robert LaBrutta, 2nd Air Force commander, visits with Air Force ROTC cadets during Pathways to Blue at the Azalea Dining Facility April 7, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Pathways to Blue, a diversity and inclusion outreach event hosted by 2nd Air Force with the support of the 81st Training Wing and the 403rd Wing, provided 178 cadets who traveled here from seven detachments a chance to interact with officers from 36 different specialties from across the Air Force.(U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. -- Air Force ROTC cadet badge sits on the shoulder of a cadet attending a Pathways to Blue briefing April 8, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Pathways to Blue is a diversity and inclusion outreach event hosted by 2nd Air Force with the support of the 81st Training Wing and the 403rd Wing. The event provided the 178 cadets who traveled here from seven detachments a chance to interact with officers from 36 different specialties from across the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)