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Soldiers deployed to Anchorage schools to lend a hand

Alaska Star [1]
Aug 25, 2010

A new partnership between the Anchorage School District and the U.S. Army Alaska will add a military presence to local schools.

But rather than keeping the peace, these warriors will be serving as math or reading tutors, helping out in the computer lab or maybe firing a few dodge balls.

Soldiers stationed at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson will work with students at 13 district schools, from elementary schools through high schools.

Roughly 180 active-duty soldiers will visit classrooms.

School and military officials said the program will help students academically. But having uniformed military in schools also will lend support to children of military members on deployment, they said, and give non-military kids an understanding of what soldiers do for the country.

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