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U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. David Hunt, 312th Training Squadron Special Instruments Training course instructor, explains different scientific concepts with a student-built plasma chamber, at the Louis F. Garland Department of Defense Fire Academy on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Aug. 5, 2020. Hunter demonstrated to the SPINSTRA students how volumetric pressure may affect electrons’ flow. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Abbey Rieves)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. David Hunt, 312th Training Squadron Special Instruments Training course instructor, explains different scientific concepts with a student-built plasma chamber, at the Louis F. Garland Department of Defense Fire Academy on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Aug. 5, 2020. Hunter demonstrated to the SPINSTRA students how volumetric pressure may affect electrons’ flow. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Abbey Rieves)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Kevin Page, 312th Training Squadron Special Instruments Training course student, learns about sound wave mechanics by using a coil-like prop for hands-on educational advances, inside the Louis F. Garland Department of Defense Fire Academy on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Aug. 5, 2020.  Props were used in the SPINSTRA learning environment to demonstrate larger-than-life concepts, which aided the students who learned visually. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Abbey Rieves)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Kevin Page, 312th Training Squadron Special Instruments Training course student, learns about sound wave mechanics by using a coil-like prop for hands-on educational advances, inside the Louis F. Garland Department of Defense Fire Academy on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Aug. 5, 2020. Props were used in the SPINSTRA learning environment to demonstrate larger-than-life concepts, which aided the students who learned visually. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Abbey Rieves)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. David Hunt, 312th Training Squadron Special Instruments Training course instructor, answers questions from SPINSTRA students, while wearing a mask, inside the Louis F. Garland Department of Defense Fire Academy on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Aug. 5, 2020.  The SPINSTRA students followed COVID-19 safety precautions throughout their Air Force training, all-the-while learning mathematics, electronic principles, applied sciences, computer and network fundamentals, phenomenology, and  Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance fundamentals. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Abbey Rieves)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. David Hunt, 312th Training Squadron Special Instruments Training course instructor, answers questions from SPINSTRA students, while wearing a mask, inside the Louis F. Garland Department of Defense Fire Academy on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Aug. 5, 2020. The SPINSTRA students followed COVID-19 safety precautions throughout their Air Force training, all-the-while learning mathematics, electronic principles, applied sciences, computer and network fundamentals, phenomenology, and Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance fundamentals. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Abbey Rieves)

U.S. Air Force Airman from the 312th Training Squadron special instruments training course are learning to repair and reinstall a Geotech KS54000 Broadband Seismometer on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, July 31, 2020. The Airman will soon be responsible for maintaining similar equipment across the globe in support of the United States Atomic Energy Detection System (USAEDS). (Courtesy photo)

U.S. Air Force Airman from the 312th Training Squadron special instruments training course are learning to repair and reinstall a Geotech KS54000 Broadband Seismometer on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, July 31, 2020. The Airman will soon be responsible for maintaining similar equipment across the globe in support of the United States Atomic Energy Detection System (USAEDS). (Courtesy photo)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. David Hunt, 312th Training Squadron Special Instruments Training course instructor, discusses the SPINSTRA’s Nova Lab, short for Innovation Laboratory, containing four 3D printers as well as 3D modeling software for students to hone-in technical skills and gain mentorship, inside the Louis F. Garland Department of Defense Fire Academy on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Aug. 5, 2020.  Hunter and additional SPINSTRA instructors volunteered their time in the Nova Lab for students after classroom hours and during the weekends, and offered additional mentorship and educational opportunities for the students, while COVID-19 induced travel restrictions were active during the pandemic. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Abbey Rieves)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. David Hunt, 312th Training Squadron Special Instruments Training course instructor, discusses the SPINSTRA’s Nova Lab, short for Innovation Laboratory, containing four 3D printers as well as 3D modeling software for students to hone-in technical skills and gain mentorship, inside the Louis F. Garland Department of Defense Fire Academy on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Aug. 5, 2020. Hunter and additional SPINSTRA instructors volunteered their time in the Nova Lab for students after classroom hours and during the weekends, and offered additional mentorship and educational opportunities for the students, while COVID-19 induced travel restrictions were active during the pandemic. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Abbey Rieves)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. David Hunt, 312th Training Squadron Special Instruments Training course instructor, fires up the plasma chamber, a visual teaching aid, for the SPINSTA students at the Louis F Garland Department of Defense Fire Academy on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Aug. 5, 2020. The plasma chamber was designed to demonstrate a variety of scientific, electronic and safety principles in a 10:1 student to instructor classroom ratio. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Abbey Rieves)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. David Hunt, 312th Training Squadron Special Instruments Training course instructor, fires up the plasma chamber, a visual teaching aid, for the SPINSTA students at the Louis F Garland Department of Defense Fire Academy on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Aug. 5, 2020. The plasma chamber was designed to demonstrate a variety of scientific, electronic and safety principles in a 10:1 student to instructor classroom ratio. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Abbey Rieves)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Hunter Ramsey, 312th Training Squadron Special Instruments Training course student, wears personal protective equipment during the plasma chamber’s vacuum demonstration, inside the Louis F. Garland Department of Defense Fire Academy on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Aug. 5, 2020. The SPINSTRA course was 85 training days and taught electronic principles, applied sciences, computer and network fundamentals, phenomenology, and  Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance fundamentals. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Abbey Rieves)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Hunter Ramsey, 312th Training Squadron Special Instruments Training course student, wears personal protective equipment during the plasma chamber’s vacuum demonstration, inside the Louis F. Garland Department of Defense Fire Academy on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Aug. 5, 2020. The SPINSTRA course was 85 training days and taught electronic principles, applied sciences, computer and network fundamentals, phenomenology, and Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance fundamentals. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Abbey Rieves)

GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. David Hunt, 312th Training Squadron Special Instruments Training course instructor, explains different scientific concepts with a student-built plasma chamber, at the Louis F. Garland Department of Defense Fire Academy on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Aug. 5, 2020. Hunter demonstrated to the SPINSTRA students how volumetric pressure may affect electrons’ flow. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Abbey Rieves)
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