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Senior Airman Jeff Butera, of the 48th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight, and 9-year-old Thayer Brown watch a bomb disposal robot as it picks up a shell during Job Shadow Day at RAF Lakenheath, England, on Friday, April 19, 2013. EOD members gave a presentation about their jobs and responsibilities as part of the job shadow event, which gave children a chance to learn more about the U.S. Air Force.

Senior Airman Jeff Butera, of the 48th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight, and 9-year-old Thayer Brown watch a bomb disposal robot as it picks up a shell during Job Shadow Day at RAF Lakenheath, England, on Friday, April 19, 2013. EOD members gave a presentation about their jobs and responsibilities as part of the job shadow event, which gave children a chance to learn more about the U.S. Air Force. (Adam L. Mathis/Stars and Stripes)

Children at RAFs Mildenhall and Lakenheath in England abandoned the classroom Friday and went to work — and their teachers and parents approved.

Job Shadow Day gave children the opportunity to see not only what the U.S. Air Force is all about, but also what their parents do in their daily jobs.

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