Superintendent Balow before a tandem parachute jump with the U.S. Army Golden Knights.
CHEYENNE – State Superintendent Jillian Balow recently traveled to Fort Hood, Texas for the 2016 Army Educator Tour.
“This experience has reaffirmed my belief that military service is an incredible opportunity to be part of something bigger than ourselves in addition to gaining career skills and college credits,” said Superintendent Balow. “It was fascinating to learn just how high tech our Army is and how well-prepared soldiers are for college and careers after their service.”
The purpose of the tour was to show education leaders a sampling of the numerous opportunities available to those young men and women who choose to serve our Army and our nation. During the tour Superintendent Balow was able to observe and talk with soldiers, hear from Army leaders, tour Fort Hood’s museum, and complete a tandem parachute jump with the U.S. Army Golden Knights.
Superintendent Balow was nominated to be a guest at Fort Hood by Army recruiters in Casper, Wyo. The Army paid all costs for the tour.
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Kari Eakins, Communications Director