North Davis Preparatory Spanish Academy tour at Hill AFB

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  • By Todd Cromar 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs

On May 8, a group of 120 students and faculty members from North Davis Preparatory Spanish Academy participated in an educational tour here.

The visit was part of the Air Force’s Rated Diversity Improvement Strategy, known as Project Quesada. This initiative aims to foster collaboration between Air Combat Command units and minority-serving institutions, inspiring students in science, technology, engineering, and math.

Project Quesada, named after U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen Elwood R. Quesada, seeks to provide support to students aspiring to become Airmen or pilots, regardless of their background.

Quesada was the commander of Tactical Air Command when the major command was created and finished his career in 1951 as commander of Joint Task Force-3. He is best known as a member of the Question Mark endurance crew of 1929. This crew set a sustained inflight refueling record of 151 hours with more than six days in the air over Los Angeles and 43 refuels total.

The tour was hosted by Hill AFB’s Hispanic Heritage Committee, with support from several of the base’s mission partners.