Lt. Gen. Anthony Cotton, commander of Air University at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., said a recent community summit to discuss military children education is “the beginning of a long journey that will require the engagement of the entire community,” according to a Forbes column by Jim Cowen, executive director of the Collaborative for Student Success.
In 2017, more than half of new airmen at Maxwell came without their families, with education the top reason for the separation, according to Cowen.
Cowen highlights the approaches being considered in Alabama, as well as partnership efforts in central Missouri for families stationed at Whiteman Air Force Base.
US Air Force photo by Airman Matthew Markivee