FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. – The annual Education Fair held Aug. 11 at Murr Community Center enabled Soldiers and civilians from the community to visit with education and collegiate experts.
"Soldiers here have a job benefit every year of $4,000 to pursue voluntary education," said Mark Glassen, education services specialist at the installation Education Center. "Soldiers can invest in their professional or academic credentials."
Glassen offers counseling on education and career goals for Soldiers and their families to assist in retaining service members and navigating career changes.
Each year the Education Center brings "as many [schools] as we can get to come for the benefit of Soldiers, their families and the installation community," Glassen added.
This fair provides a convenient way for the community to get information about scholastic resources and helps Soldiers stay on track with personal and professional opportunities.
"Soldiers pursuing higher education have greater readiness for their responsibilities," Glassen added.
Capt. Adewale Adenrele, executive officer for Bravo Company, 304th Military Intelligence Battalion, finished his master's degree Aug. 10 and is ready to start his doctorate.
"I was planning to start school next month, but there is an opportunity to start today," he said.
"While you are in the mindset of continuing school, it is important to follow the pursuit," said Mercedes Moore, military education liaison with Colorado Technical University. "Try to keep going, you are already studying, writing papers and budgeting your time."
"I will have a twenty-four-hour break!" he exclaimed.
Adenrele is in his tenth year as a Soldier, and education has been a significant part of his journey.
"Most of the information that helped my career came from education events like this," he said.
Some institutions and credential programs in attendance, included Cochise College, Columbia Southern University, University of Texas at El Paso, Grand Canyon University, Liberty University Online Programs, Phoenix Truck Driving School and Troops to Teachers.
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Fort Huachuca is home to the U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence, the U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command (NETCOM)/9th Army Signal Command and more than 48 supported tenants representing a diverse, multiservice population. Our unique environment encompasses 946 square miles of restricted airspace and 2,500 square miles of protected electronic ranges, key components to the national defense mission.
Located in Cochise County, in southeast Arizona, about 15 miles north of the border with Mexico, Fort Huachuca is an Army installation with a rich frontier history. Established in 1877, the Fort was declared a national landmark in 1976.
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