A C-130 Hercules provides an imposing backdrop as Cadet 2nd Lt. Samuel Rogers and Cadet Chief Master Sgt. Andrew Staufer pose for a photo during the Lackland Cadet Squadron’s tour of the 344th Training Squadron’s Enlisted Aviator Center of Excellence.
Lackland cadets receive a briefing in the hangar from Senior Member Mike Senigo, a U.S. Air Force technical sergeant, about the different types of airplanes and guns at the Enlisted Aviator Center of Excellence.
Lackland cadets tour a plane.
Cadet Senior Master Sgt. Richmond Lee gets a feel for the .50-caliber machine gun.
The Lackland Cadet Squadron contingent.
Photos by Capt. Nancy Kerr, Texas Wing
Senior Member Mike Senigo
Lackland Cadet Squadron
TEXAS – Lackland Cadet Squadron members' recent tour of the 344th Training Squadron’s Enlisted Aviator Center of Excellence at Lackland Air Force Base came complete with a briefing from one of their own.
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Mike Senigo, who holds the Civil Air Patrol rank of senior member in the Lackland squadron, told the visiting cadets and officers about enlisted aircrew positions, jet engine operation and turbo prop engine operation. They also watched a video on the Air Force Special Operations Command.
The Lackland members toured a C-130 Hercules, MH-53 Pavelow and C-20 DV Airlifter, as well as the aerial gunner classroom.
They also heard presentations on .50-caliber machine guns, 7.62 mm miniguns and 40 mm Bofors cannon, and they saw parts and rounds from a 25 mm Gatling gun and 105 mm Howitzer cannon.