Officials Discuss Challenges Impacting Military Families

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Left to right, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III, and Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey, Jr., walk into the Ft. Belvoir Elementary School, Va., June 22, 2010, to meet with military members and spouses to discuss the challenges affecting military children and military families.  
 DoD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • (From left to right) Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is joined by Dr. Jill Biden, Gen. George Casey, Jr., U.S. Army Chief of Staff, and Congressman Jim Moran, as they greet second grade students at Ft. Belvoir Elementary School, Va., before a  meeting with parents and faculty at the school June 22, 2010.  DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class William Selby
  • A second grade student from Ft. Belvoir Elementary School, Va., reads her assignment to Dr. Jill Biden on June 22, 2010. Dr. Biden was at the school to meet with military parents and faculty from the school.  DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class William Selby
  • Secretary of Education Arne Duncan speaks with a child at the Ft. Belvoir Elementary School, Va., June 22, 2010. Duncan, Dr. Jill Biden, Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III, Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey, Jr., and others visited the school to meet with military members and spouses to discuss the challenges impacting military children and military families. 

 DoD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Secretary of Education Arne Duncan interacts with a second grader at Ft. Belvoir Elementary School, Va., June 22, 2010. Duncan joined several other government officials who met with parents and faculty about what educational improvements could be made for children with deployed parents. 
 DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class William Selby
  • U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey, Jr., speaks with children at the Ft. Belvoir Elementary School, Va., June 22, 2010. Casey, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Dr. Jill Biden, Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III, and others visited the school to meet with military members and spouses to discuss the challenges affecting military children and military families.  DoD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Dr. Jill Biden listens intently to a second grade student as she reads a book at Ft. Belvoir Elementary School, Va., June 22, 2010. Dr. Biden met with military parents and faculty from the school.  DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class William Selby
  • Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Dr. Jill Biden, Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III, and Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey, Jr., and others meet with military members and spouses to discuss the challenges affecting military children and military families at the Ft. Belvoir Elementary School, Va., June 22, 2010.
 DoD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Dr. Jill Biden, center, and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan listen as military members and spouses speak about the challenges affecting military children and military families during a discussion at Ft. Belvoir Elementary School, Va., June 22, 2010. Other attendees of the meeting included Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III, Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey and his wife Sheila, and Congressman Jim Moran. DoD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III speaks during a meeting at the Ft. Belvoir Elementary School, Va., June 22, 2010. Lynn, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Dr. Jill Biden, U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey, Jr., and others visited the school to attend a meeting with military members and spouses to discuss the challenges affecting military children and military families. DoD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Jack Dale, Fairfax County Public Schools, attends a meeting with Congressman Jim Moran, left, at the Ft. Belvoir Elementary School, Va., June 22, 2010,  to discuss the challenges affecting military children and military families. Other attendees included Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Dr. Jill Biden, Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III, and Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey, Jr.
 DoD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Dr. Jill Biden and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan listen intently to a military parent as they ask a question about education at Ft. Belvoir Elementary School, Va., June 22, 2010.  DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class William Selby
  • Secretary of Education Arne Duncan speaks to parents and faculty at Ft. Belvoir Elementary School, Va., during a roundtable discussion June 22, 2010. The meeting allowed the parents and faculty to voice their concerns and make suggestions to several government officials.  DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class William Selby
  • Dr. Jill Biden, left, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, center, and Ft. Belvoir Elementary School Principal Jane Wilson, right, attend a meeting with military members and spouses to discuss the challenges affecting military children and military families at Ft. Belvoir Elementary School, Va., June 22, 2010.  DoD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Dr. Jill Biden applauds an answer from Congressman Jim Moran during a rmeeting at Ft. Belvoir Elementary School in Virginia, June 22, 2010. Parents and faculty of the school were able to express their questions and concerns of how the government is helping military children get the best possible education.  DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class William Selby
  • U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey, Jr., center, speaks about his personal experience as a military child who attended four high schools in three different countries during a meeting at the Ft. Belvoir Elementary School, Va., June 22, 2010.   DoD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Dr. Jill Biden thanks the teachers at the Ft. Belvoir Elementary School, Va., June 22, 2010. Biden, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey, Jr., Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III, and others visited the school to meet with military members and spouses to discuss the challenges affecting military children and military families.   DoD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Secretary of Education Arne Duncan attends a meeting with military members and spouses to discuss the challenges affecting military children and military families at Ft. Belvoir Elementary School, Va., June 22, 2010.  DoD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Kathryn Griffin, a parent and Virginia National Guard Spouse, speaks about specific Guard issues during a June 22, 2010, meeting at Ft. Belvoir Elementary School, Va.,  with military members and spouses to discuss the challenges affecting military children and military families.  DoD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • A sign highlighting approaches to learning and community support hangs in the Ft. Belvoir Elementary School library, at Ft. Bevoir, Va., June 22, 2010.  DoD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Madeline Lanze, a parent and spouse of a deployed Army soldier, speaks during a meeting with military members and spouses at Ft. Belvoir Elementary School, Va., June 22, 2010.  DoD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • U.S. Army Chief of Staff, Gen. George Casey, Jr., prepares to answer a question asked by a military parent during a roundtable at Ft. Belvoir Elementary School, June 22, 2010. Casey was among other government officials that took part in the roundtable to give parents and faculty the opportunity to ask questions and provide suggestions about military child education.  DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class William Selby
  • Secretary of Education Arne Duncan speaks with Betty Mayers, a parent and Army spouse after meeting with Dr. Jill Biden, Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III, and Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey at the Ft. Belvoir Elementary School, Va., June 22, 2010, to discuss the challenges affecting military children and military families.
 DoD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Secretary of Education Arne Duncan smiles while being asked a question from a military parent during a roundtable discussion at Ft. Belvoir Elementary School, Va., June 22, 2010.  DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class William Selby
  • Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III speak to reporters after attending a meeting with Dr. Jill Biden and Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey at the Ft. Belvoir Elementary School, Va., June 22, 2010, to discuss the challenges affecting military children and military families.
 DoD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III speaks to reporters after attending a meeting with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, and Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey at the Ft. Belvoir Elementary School, Va., June 22, 2010, to discuss the challenges afffecting military children and military families.
 DoD photo by Cherie Cullen