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U.S. AIR FORCE BRINGS RAPID STRIKE TOUR TO HOUSTON RODEO

U.S. AIR FORCE BRINGS RAPID STRIKE TOUR TO HOUSTON RODEO

~ Active and retired personnel receive free admission with military ID on Feb. 27 ~

What: U.S. Air Force brings its state-of-the-art, full-motion simulator tour to the Houston Rodeo.

When: February 25-28, 2013, 1pm-8pm CT

Where: Mobile tour to be located between the Reliant Astrodome and Reliant Stadium.

San Antonio, Texas – February 21, 2013 – The U.S. Air Force is giving Houston Rodeo fans a chance to experience its state-of-the-art, 53-foot full motion simulator tour located between the Reliant Astrodome and Reliant Stadium on February 25-28 from 1-8 p.m.

Appropriately named “Rapid Strike”, the simulator demonstrates the full breadth and capabilities of modern American airpower, giving visitors the experience of an Air Force mission from a first-person perspective.

Visitors will be immersed in a multitude of Air Force missions including an F-22 flight, C-17 cargo drop, Combat Control Team/Combat Controllers (CCT) ground surveillance, satellite communications and Reaper missile strike. Visitors will also have the opportunity to utilize Rapid Strike’s other technologies offered like Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), video QR codes, High Altitude Low Opening (HALO) jump-inspired video games that use Kinect technology, a “Become An Airman” user experience, and a Rapid Strike mobile app.

The ride is approximately five minutes long and can seat 12-14 people comfortably.

On Military Appreciation Day, February 27, recruiters and representatives from the Air Force will be on-hand to chat with fans and answer questions about the variety of careers available. Free admission to the rodeo will be provided to active duty and retired military personnel with military ID.

For additional questions, please contact the Air Force Recruiting Service Public Affairs at 210-565-4687.

Media Inquiries:
Christa D’Andrea                                                        Melanie Mahaffey
U.S. Air Force Public Affairs                                       GSD&M
Christa.Dandrea@nullus.af.mil                                        Melanie.Mahaffey@nullgsdm.com
(210) 565-4687                                                          (512) 242-4594

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