HomeNewsArticle Display

ArticleCS - Article View

Presidential paper planes

.

Xiomara Carrion, 18th Wing Judge Advocate discharge clerk, assists students from Amelia Earhart Intermediate School during “Law Day” May 4, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Students worked together as the different branches of the U.S. government to achieve the common goal of creating paper airplanes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Quay Drawdy)

.

Students from Amelia Earhart Intermediate School throw paper airplanes they created as a group during “Law Day” May 4, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Each group consisted of a president, judicial and executive branch that served a particular function. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Quay Drawdy)

.

U.S. Air Force Capt. Ryan Fisher, 18th Wing Judge Advocate chief of litigation, speaks with students from Amelia Earhart Intermediate School during “Law Day” May 4, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Students worked together as the different branches of the U.S. government to achieve the common goal of creating paper airplanes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Quay Drawdy)

.

U.S. Air Force Capt. James Allred, 18th Wing Judge Advocate chief of administrative separations, speaks with students from Amelia Earhart Intermediate School during “Law Day” May 4, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Students worked together as the different branches of the U.S. government to achieve the common goal of creating paper airplanes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Quay Drawdy)

KADENA AIR BASE, Japan --

Members of the 18th Wing Judge Advocate met with students from Amelia Earhart Intermediate and Stearley Heights Elementary Schools to celebrate “Law Day” May 3 and 4, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan.

Law Day is a day of recognition among the legal community that encourages engagement with local communities. Each year, the theme changes dependent on the intended message; the theme for 2018 is “separation of powers.”

Students learned lessons on the three branches of the U.S. government before working in groups to create and fly a paper airplane; the “judicial branch” was responsible for relaying instructions, the “executive branch” folded the paper and the “president” enforced a series of rules put in place to prevent any one “branch” from taking over the project.