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Exhibit gives Oklahoma State Fair visitors a taste of Air National Guard life

The Air National Guard Mobile Experience at the Oklahoma State Fair in Oklahoma City is a custom-built mobile trailer that simulates a mission command center and a guardsman's home. Outside the trailer are areas to test a person's strength and medical knowledge.
BY LEIGHANNE MANWARREN Modified: September 14, 2013 at 9:11 pm •  Published: September 15, 2013

What's it like to be in the Air National Guard?

Those who want to see if they've got what it takes or are just curious can get a taste of the life of an Air National Guardsman on Sunday at the Oklahoma State Fair.

The Air National Guard Mobile Experience, located near Gate 2, is a custom-built mobile trailer that gives participants a chance to test their physical strength, test in on their medical expertise or hone in on their surveillance skills.

“We are taking them through a journey of what real-life Air National Guardsmen go through and we're just trying to replicate real-life experiences of the Air National Guard,” said Shimain Rivera, Air National Guard Mobile Experience tour manager and spokeswoman. “We're traveling all across the country to other state fairs, air shows, sporting events; we've been traveling all around the country so everyone can learn a little bit about what the Air National Guard does and what our men and women of the military do for a living.”

Participants register outside the trailer and go on to “basic training” where they either do pullups or pushups.

Children must be 13 years or older to participate on their own and to do the pushups. Children younger than 13 can do pushups, with parental supervision.

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