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NEWS | March 13, 2019

Captain Marvel Exhibit aims to inspire Mach-21 Airmen

By Airman 1st Class Dillon Parker 502nd Air Base Wing Public Affairs

The release of “Captain Marvel” in theaters around the globe March 8 aims to inspire the general population, but at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, an exclusive exhibit aims to inspire our future Mach-21 Airmen at the Gateway to the Air Force.

On Feb. 22, an exclusive exhibit featuring props, imagery and artifacts from “Captain Marvel” landed at the Pfingston Reception Center. The unveiling of the exhibit was hosted by Col. Jason Janaros, Commander of the 37th Training Wing and Brig. Gen. Jeannie Leavitt, Commander of Air Force Recruiting Service.

“For nearly 80 years, this has been the starting point of entry for every enlisted Airman,” Janaros said. “Our mission is to fly, fight, and win, and that all starts here at the Gateway to the Air Force.”

Every Thursday and Friday, Airmen who have completed Air Force basic military training and their families come through the Pfingston Reception center before heading to their technical training duty stations. The 37th Training Wing hopes to show each Airman that gets to see the display that they also have the opportunity to go higher, further and faster in the Air Force career.

“Our Airmen deserve this opportunity to be inspired,” Janaros said. “This historic wing serves as the origin story for every enlisted Airman, we provide different opportunities to shape and mold them into Mach-21 Airmen that believe in the same values of teamwork, service and sacrifice that the film conveys.”

The exhibit marks a long-standing partnership with Marvel and Disney Studios, and the “Captain Marvel” film will mark more than 10 years that the Air Force has been working with Marvel Studios. The exhibit is slated to remain in the Pfingston Reception Center until March 22.