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Military Communities Use Academics to Stop Base Closures

As others battle over possible base closures, many communities are preemptively defending their benefits to service members and their families — namely through high-quality public education.

Cpl. Danielle Aldrich, a landing support specialist with the 2nd Combat Logistics Battalion, directs a U.S. Army CH-47 Chi...

As Congress and the U.S. Department of Defense battle over possible base closures, many communities are preemptively defending their benefits to service members and their families — namely through high-quality public education. One poll of local leaders in areas primarily populated by military families found that 64.5 percent of respondents were actively working to improve school performance as a benefit to the standard quality of life. (Stars and Stripes)

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