• STEM to Grow to STEAM under Air Force Partnership Initiative

    STEM to Grow to STEAM under Air Force Partnership Initiative0

    In an initiative aimed at improving recruiting and education in public schools, Air Force installations will send airmen to local schools and host students on base. The effort will help the service compete with industry for new recruits while showing a commitment to local education, reports the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Air Force leaders hope to launch

  • Community Support for Military Families, Veterans Will Need to Evolve, Carter Says0

    Communities will need to find new ways to support military families and veterans as the military adapts new strategies and personnel policies, Defense Secretary Ash Carter told the National Association of Counties’ annual conference in Charlotte, N.C., on Saturday. Carter mentioned two changes the military is considering as it designs new personnel policies to build and retain the Force of the Future. “Transition out of the military will look different than it did 70 years ago, or, for that matter, 10 years ago,” he said, reported DOD News. “It’ll mean that in the future, some might only serve for a time, while others may spend 25 years moving back and forth between national service and other opportunities …

  • Connecticut Commissioner Impressed by Sub Base’s Outreach to STEM Teachers0

    A two-week fellowship program hosted by the Naval Submarine Base New London’s Submarine Force Library and Museum is providing an opportunity for six teachers from southeastern Connecticut and Rhode Island to learn how the history and technology inherent in the Navy’s submarine force can bring alive science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education. This is the second year of the program, which helps the teachers use exhibits at the museum and the Historic Ship Nautilus, along with submarine operations at the base, to develop new lesson plans …