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UT Knoxville’s Air Force ROTC Visits the Space Institute

Eight cadets accompanied by Captain Mark Farley, PhD visited the University of Tennessee Space Institute on Friday, April 27, 2018.  The group is part of Detachment 800 Air Force Training Corps at UT. The cadets are majoring in engineering and business, while maintaining a vigorous academic and military training schedule.  They excel in physical fitness and volunteer in their community as part of their training.

After lunch at “The View”, located on campus and set on the banks of Woods Reservoir, Farley and the cadets toured the TALon building, which houses the hypersonic department MACH 4 Tunnel.  John Schmisseur, HH Arnold Chair, briefed the cadets on hypersonics, the workings of the tunnel, and encouraged the cadets to continue to love what they do and keep moving forward in their budding careers.  The cadets were amazed by the research and technology at UTSI and noted that this experience would help shape their mindset in future job selections as they move forward in their endeavor to become Air Force Officers.

Captain Farley and the UTK ROTC cadets in the TALon building.
Captain Farley (left) and Dr. Schmisseur discussing the cadets’ careers in front of the MACH 4 Tunnel.