Volume 5, Issue 5
May 2022
Malmstrom AFB Education Summit
The Commission traveled to Malmstrom Air Force Base for the Malmstrom Child and Youth Programs Education Summit. MIC3 Montana Commissioner, Ray Shaw briefed on the Compact and the state council held their annual meeting. Col. Daniel Voorhies, 341st Missile Wing vice commander explained the challenges military parents and students face. MIC3 Training and Operations Associate, Lindsey Dablow conducted a training session for parents and military support organizations.
MCEC Podcast
Our Connecticut Commissioner and Chair, Laura Anastasio appeared on Military Child Education Coalition's Podcast. She shared facts about the Military Interstate Compact. As well as promoted the resources MIC3 provides and why the Compact is so valuable to military students.

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Military teens sound off about the good and the bad. What’s next?
When it comes to military teens, there’s not a cookie-cutter description, said Navy daughter Samantha Rough.

Everyone has unique experiences in this diverse community, she said during a panel of military teens in a summit held April 19 by the National Military Family Association. She’s a case in point. While the majority of military teens have experienced many moves in their lifetimes, Samantha said she’s never changed schools. But she experiences the drill weekends of her Navy reservist mother, and has difficulties dealing with deployments that often “come out of left field.”

NAFIS Board Announces New Executive Director
The National Association of Federally Impacted Schools (NAFIS) Board of Directors announced that Nicole Russell has been named the next NAFIS Executive Director. Interim Executive Director John Forkenbrock will support her transition in the coming months. Ms. Russell was previously the Deputy Director of Governmental Relations for the National Military Family Association, and served as the liaison to the Commission for two years. 

Family Well-Being: Navigating the Social Justice Landscape
The Defense Department is committed to supporting military family service providers with ongoing professional development across many disciplines. We are pleased to invite you to participate in OneOp’s annual Military Family Readiness Academy (MFRA).  
Beginning in June, MFRA is offering a new series, Family Well-Being: Navigating the Social Justice Landscape, designed to help you support the well-being of diverse military families and understand social justice and equity.

JBAB hosts DC officials for LEARN DC
(Front) Teresa Quinn-Veseley, 11th Force Support Squadron; Shanee Johnson, Apple Tree at LEARN DC principal; Cherise Imai, executive director of the Military Interstate Children's Compact Commission; and (Back row) Horace Franklin, Naval District Washington school liaison; Alonso Hay, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling school liaison; Andrea Groeninger, LEARN DC principal; and Commissioner Clara Botstein, director of legislation and government relations at the D.C. office of the deputy mayor for education, pose for a group photo on March 15, 2022 on the campus of the first charter school on JBAB, Washington,

D.C. Botstein and Imai toured JBAB, Washington, D.C. and met members of the 11th Force Support Squadron and the LEARN DC team in order to gain a deeper understanding of the concerted interagency effort that made the school possible, as well as to learn about the diverse mission partners that operate on the installation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kayla White)

  • Rules - Tuesday, June 14, 2:00 PM ET
  • Executive - Tuesday, June 16, 2022
  • Training - Tuesday, June 28, 1:00 PM ET
  • Ex-officio - Thursday, July 7, 11:00 AM ET
  • Compliance - Tuesday, July 12, 2:00 PM ET
  • Communications & Outreach - Wednesday, July 13, 2:00 PM ET
  • Leadership Nomination - Monday, July 18, 1:00 PM ET
  • Finance - Wednesday, July 27, 11:00 AM ET

  • Wednesday June 22, 2:00 PM ET - Compact 101 Training - register here!