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Dear Educators,

FreakleyI am pleased to share the ninth issue of Army Education News & Updates with you today. As another school year gets underway, we know this is a critical time for youth education in our Nation. While other countries have been making major improvements in education, America continues to be challenged with declining graduation rates and the need to adequately prepare its young people to compete in a knowledge-based global economy. That is why the Army is dedicated to its partnerships with important education organizations.

In this issue, I encourage you to read the partner organization profile to learn more about The National FFA Organization. We saluted FFA during their national convention, which took place October 19-21 in Indianapolis, IN. National FFA helps the Nation's youth explore their personal talents and interests through a broad array of career options through agricultural education. In addition, we profile March2Success, a free, no-obligation program that aims to improve students' standardized testing scores. March2Success helps students improve their scores on tests such as the SAT, ACT, ASVAB and state exit exams. Success on these tests can open many doors for students, which will put them in a better position to succeed in the future.

In order to ensure our country’s ongoing success and strength, your Army is committed to continued partnerships with the education community to increase high school graduation rates and positively impact other areas crucial to the future success of our young people.  

Thank you for your service and ongoing commitment to America’s youth.

Army Strong!


Lieutenant General Benjamin C. Freakley
Commanding General
U.S. Army Accessions Command

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National FFA

Formerly known as Future Farmers of America, the National FFA Organization is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education and a broad range of other related career pathways such as Biology, Chemistry, Veterinary Science, Engineering and Entrepreneurship. 



March2Success was developed as a free, no-obligation tool to help anyone improve their test scores in the areas of English, Math and Science. March2Success provides materials needed to help improve scores on standardized tests such as state exit exams, SAT, ACT and ASVAB and also provides information on college admissions and financing.

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Strength for the Future is an Army sponsored program that is FREE for high school students, held at select NASCAR events around the country. It provides them with real world lessons about careers and options for their future, emphasizing the importance of education and setting goals for future success.

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Tony Castillo
Education Program Manager, G7/9
U.S. Army Recruiting Command

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Captain Desireé Broach
San Antonio, TX
Veterinary Corps Officer

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