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Civic Leaders Receive Orientation Flight

Area civic leaders had the opportunity to take a ride on a C-17 during a refueling mission from March ARB, Nov. 10. Held as part of Air Force Week in Southern California, the flight provided a chance for community members to learn more about the Air Force’s people and mission.  (Photo by Joe Juarez)

California civic leaders had the unique opportunity to take a ride on a C-17 aircraft during a refueling mission from March Air Reserve Base, Calif., Nov. 10. Part of Air Force Week in Southern California, the flight provided a chance for community members to learn more about the Air Force’s people and mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Joe Juarez)

Mark Juhas was among the civic leaders who flew on a C-17 orientation flight from March ARB, Nov. 10. The flight was held as part of events leading up to Air Force Week activities. (Photo by Joe Juarez)

Mark Juhas was among the civic leaders who flew on a C-17 orientation flight from March Air Reserve Base, Calif., Nov. 10. The flight was held as part of events leading up to Air Force Week activities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Joe Juarez)

During the C-17 orientation flight from March ARB on Nov. 10, civic leaders could almost reach out and touch the refueling plane flying in front. The flight was held as part of events leading up to Air Force Week. (Photo by Joe Juarez)

During a C-17 orientation flight from March Air Reserve Base, Calif., Nov. 10, civic leaders could view refueling operations up close. The flight supported events leading up to Air Force Week. Nov. 14 - 21. (U.S. Air Force photo by Joe Juarez)

Brig. Gen. James Melin, 452nd Air Mobility Wing commander, briefs local mayors and other civic leaders prior to flying on a C-17 orientation flight from March ARB. The flight was held as part of events leading up to Air Force Week. (Photo by Joe Juarez)

Brig. Gen. James Melin, 452nd Air Mobility Wing commander, briefs local mayors and other civic leaders prior to flying on a C-17 orientation flight from March Air Reserve Base, Calif. The flight supported events leading up to Air Force Week Nov. 14 - 21. (U.S. Air Force photo by Joe Juarez)