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Joint Base Andrews News

NEWS | March 3, 2020

JBA Airman volunteers for Close Up development panel

By Lt. Col. Miki Gilloon Air Force District of Washington Public Affairs

On a panel of service members,Tech. Sgt. Doug Galmish, 1st Airlift Squadron at Joint Base Andrews, appeared before nearly 200 high school students at the Carnegie Institution for Science in Washington, D.C., to field questions pertaining to educational opportunities, deployments, world issues, and more. The students are part of the Close Up - Washington D.C. Educational Programs, the nation’s largest nonprofit citizen education organization in which more than 25,000 high school juniors and seniors from around the country enroll each year and travel to the National Capital Region to learn about different government agencies. JBA Airmen are volunteering to speak as a panel members weekly through June. Close Up is a non-profit and non-partisan organization that seeks to provide participants with a stronger understanding of government institutions, history and current issues, and their roles as citizens. Since 1971, over 900,000 students, teachers, and parents have participated in Close Up’s Washington, DC-based programs.