photos and article by Jade Born, senior
On February 22, 2019, Stacey 8th graders visited the Pfingston Reception Center to experience an exhibit and speech set up by the 37th Training Wing. The exhibit is a showcase of costume pieces from Disney and Marvel’s new movie Captain Marvel, that will be released on March 8th, 2019. As part of the visit, the 8th graders got to listen to a speech from the commander of the 37th Training Wing, Colonel Jason Janaros and Commander of Air Force Recruiting Service at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph as well as first female fighter pilot, Brigadier General Jeannie M. Leavitt. Students listened to the two talk about what a honor it is to have Disney showcase these amazing costume pieces, and watched as they unveiled the exhibit to the public. Specifically, students listened to Gen. Leavitt’s recount of her experience as the first female fighter pilot, and how she helped star of Captain Marvel, Brie Larson, to learn what it is like to be a fighter pilot in the Air Force. After the speech, 8th graders got to view the unveiling of costume pieces from the movie. The costumes included Carol Danvers’ fighter pilot uniform, the Captain Marvel suit, and a fighter pilot helmet signed by the actors on the movie which has been gifted to the Air Force for their help on the movie. If you have base access, you can visit the exhibit for yourself until March 22nd.