JO_nationalguardJoliet Job Corps Center Security students strengthened their military mindsets, along with muscles, during a visit from National Guard Specialist Kendra Townsell.

SPC Townsell offered insight on what to expect in the National Guard and to challenge some interested students to a push up contest. Shen then issued the challenge in response to a student’s question about how many push-ups they needed to do to enroll into the National Guard.

SPC Townsell said the National Guard program may appeal to some students since it allows them to live at home and hold other jobs while they serve. Way to work out your options, Joliet!