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Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Jet Car at Prattville High today

A Jet Car capable or reaching about 400 mph in about eight seconds pit stopped at Prattville high School on Wednesday.

The Air Force Reserve Recruiting uses the car for recruiting and in the photo, the Jet Car's driver Bill Braack, a retired Air Force Reservist, talks with Prattville students about the car and career opportunities with Air Force Reserve units like the 908th Airlift Wing at Maxwell-Gunter AFB.

This weekend it will perform and be on display at an airshow in Tuscaloosa.

Photos and info from Lt. Col. Jerry Lobb at the 908th.


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I grew up in the military. Mom was an Air Force nurse for a few years, dad was a navigator on B-52s, among other things. One grandfather served in World War II, uncle is retired Navy, other grandfather and great-uncle served in Korea and a cousin is currently serving in the Marine Corps. Currently, I'm the military reporter for the Great Falls Tribune in Montana. Previously, 

As a military kids, we moved all over. As an adult, I've traveled all over and moved for work. But now, I'm putting down roots in Montana with my boyfriend. We just bought a house and are slowly but surely making it our home. We have more land that we know what to do with at the moment. Now we're getting a garden started, tearing down walls and having loads of fun at what we call the Homestead.

In a part life, I did PR for the guy who built the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the National Mall, social media for the National Museum of Health and Medicine, before that, edited two military technology magazines for a publishing group in the DC area and before that, I was the military reporter (among other things) at the Montgomery Advertiser, covering Maxwell Air Force Base, the Alabama National Guard, veterans and anything else military related in the area. And in between all of that, I leave town, preferably the country, whenever possible. It all started when I spent a semester in New Zealand.

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