65th annual national security forum gives civilians look into Maxwell AFB

The national security forum invites civilians from all over the country to experience the life...
The national security forum invites civilians from all over the country to experience the life at an Air Force base for three days. (Source: WSFA 12 News)
Updated: May. 9, 2018 at 7:29 PM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - For the 65th time, the U.S. Air Force held its national security forum. The forum invites civilians from all over the country to experience the life at an Air Force base for three days.

Jeremy Sloane, a United States Air Force Brigadier General, said about 100 civilians from 39 states made the trip to Montgomery.

Many of those visiting are staying on the base. Wednesday, civilians experienced lectures and demonstrations of tools the Air Force uses to keep the United States safe.

Sloane said the forum serves as a way to do community outreach. He said the Air Force hopes the experience reaches the communities from where the civilians are from.

The conference wraps up Thursday.

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