• Quality of Education Highlighted at Whiteman Air Force Base

    Quality of Education Highlighted at Whiteman Air Force Base0

    Education was celebrated as a key contributor to defense community quality of life and overall mission readiness earlier this month at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., during the Wings Over Whiteman Air Show. Officials from Knob Noster Public Schools, which serves the installation’s community, as well as several federal and state policy makers, gathered to

  • Navy Under Secretary Endorses Call for ‘Agile’ Naval Education System

    Navy Under Secretary Endorses Call for ‘Agile’ Naval Education System0

    Under Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly recently addressed the Sea-Air-Space 2019 Exposition in National Harbor, Md., and called for embracing a recent “Education for Seapower” report recommending the service create a more agile education infrastructure to develop the nation’s sailors and future leaders, according to Seapower Magazine. Modly’s remarks to attendees strongly endorsed the

  • In Our Communities

    In Our Communities0

    Hill Air Force Base, Utah, cut the ribbon last week on a new $35 million software support facility, according to Deseret News. It will house 309th Software Maintenance Group, which currently has 1,600 personnel and will add 1,400 more personnel over the next decade, the report said…. Alabama schools are getting help from DOD as

  • Communities Strengthen Military-School Links

    Communities Strengthen Military-School Links0

    Lt. Gen. Anthony Cotton, commander of Air University at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., said a recent community summit to discuss military children education is “the beginning of a long journey that will require the engagement of the entire community,” according to a Forbes column by Jim Cowen, executive director of the Collaborative for Student

  • North Carolina Crafts Plan to Support Military Installations0

    The state of North Carolina is developing a strategic plan to shore up its installations ahead of looming budget cuts, troop drawdowns and a possible BRAC round. Most of the issues the states plans to focus on involve host communities, including the quality of public schools, transportation infrastructure and encroachment, Cornell Wilson, the governor’s military adviser, told state lawmakers on Thursday. Another concern is the condition of training ranges …

  • Davis-Monthan AFB Welcomes Residents to Attend College Classes0

    Tucson-area residents can take classes at Pima Community College’s facility located at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. The college’s education center at Davis-Monthan is associated with the Community College of the Air Force and is designed to meet the needs of enlisted military personnel. The center offers all general education courses required for an associate degree, from writing to computer classes, reports the Aztec Press. The school relies on civilian students to cover its costs, though. To gain access to the base, students must be U.S. citizens with either a passport or a birth certificate.