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Building Relationships

  • Published
  • By Airman 1st Class Caleb S. Kimmell
  • 5th Bomb Wing Public Affairs

With school being out, this is the perfect time for Team Minot families to learn a new skill. Recently, Airmen from the 5th Civil Engineer Squadron at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, started showing Team Minot families fun STEM related projects to do at home. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Electronics and Mathematics. Senior Airman Zach Mikwyn and Shanice Montana-Graham, 5th CES electrical power production Airmen organized a series of videos containing fun science related projects to do at home.

"This project actually started as just a Facebook post," said Mikwyn. "It quickly turned into a whole video series, and I'm very excited to be a part of this project."

The target audience is mostly children, explained Montana-Graham. The projects are easy to do at home, but challenging enough for kids to learn a new skill.

"The goal for the videos is for Team Minot families to remain strong and stay together,” said Montana-Graham.

Tech. Sgt. Eric Tucker, 5th CES electrical systems supervisor, was the subject of a video. Tucker showed children how to how to build small structures using things you can find in a pantry, like marshmallows and toothpicks. The videos serve as example of what you and your family can do at home. Additionally, Tucker says the Society of American Military Engineers has seen these videos. He says they’re proud of these Airmen and their work for Team Minot.

They plan to make videos until schools are back in session. Look out for the videos on the Minot AFB Families page on Facebook.