Fighter Pilot Encourages Cadets to Soar for Their Dreams

1Lt Kyle Rasmussen, from the 55 Fighter Squadron, of Shaw AFB paid a visit to the JROTC cadets of Spring Valley last week. Lt Rasmussen, a graduate of the Air Force Academy, fielded the cadets questions as he gladly shared his own journey to becoming a trained expert on the F-16 Viper. He not only provided a hands-on demonstration of his flying gear, but stressed the need for superior academic achievement in order to be eligible for not only an appointment to the USAF Academy, but to be competitive for an Air Force ROTC Scholarship. This visit is the first of several engagements the Shaw fighter pilot has planned as he serves as a sponsor for the Spring Valley JROTC Aerospace Group.