Friday May 27 2011 comments Meet Our Troops By: Auburn Journal photography by Ben Furtado -A +A Ben Furtado/Auburn JournalDebris from the soccer field swirl into the air as the Black Hawk touches down at St. Joseph Catholic School. Ben Furtado/Auburn JournalKindergartener Gus Orlando takes a running leap out from a Black Hawk helicopter, as members of the U.S. Army International Guard, Eric Schmidt and Titus Headings stand by during the Meet Our Troops assembly at St. Joseph Catholic School Friday afternoon. Ben Furtado/Auburn JournalSeventh grader Maiah Yanni experiences first hand what it's like to wear a flack jacket, while U.S. Marine Fredrick Lango gives tours of his Humvee during Meet Our Troops at St. Joseph Catholic School. Ben Furtado/Auburn JournalFourth grader Sarah Pentek, points out the Black Hawk approaching in the distance. Ben Furtado/Auburn JournalThird grader Alex Yanni finds himself a souvenir during the Meet Our Troops assembly. Ben Furtado/Auburn JournalPreschooler, Madeline Mendonsa, 4, captures her own reflection the infrared camera of the Black Hawk helicopter during Meet Our Troops Friday at St. Joseph Catholic School. Ben Furtado/Auburn JournalWilliam Musser reaches up while jumping to touch one of the huge Black Hawk blades. Ben Furtado/Auburn JournalU.S. Marine Fredrick Lango describes driving the Humvee to students at St. Joseph school. Ben Furtado/Auburn JournalPreschooler, Merrick Azzarello, 4, gets the feel of the controls in the cockpit of the Black Hawk helicopter. Ben Furtado/Auburn JournalThe Pledge of Allegiance is said before the start of the Meet Our Troops assembly at St. Joseph Catholic School Friday. Ben Furtado/Auburn JournalThe Black Hawk helicopter hovers over St. Joseph School making it's awesome entrance Friday.