Malmstrom AFB holds MIC3 Education Summit for military families

The snowy day did not stop the show for Purple Day! and the MIC3 Summit at Malmstrom Air Force Base on April 12. Col. Daniel Voorhies, 341st Missile Wing vice commander, briefed base visitors about some facts about Malmstrom, talked about the MIC3 and explained some challenges parents face while essentially having two jobs: being a parent and an airman / woman.

MIC3, also known as Military Interstate Children Compact Commission, was created in 2015. It has been able to provide consistency regarding education and support for children across the country to allow for better support as children transfer schools due to assignments parents may receive. While not exhaustive, the MIC3 has addressed key issues such as eligibility, enrollment, placement and graduation for children.

“The MIC3 is interested in ideas that can help military families transition. So right now, in collaboration with Great Falls Public Schools, we have a series of programs that we’re looking to launch. One of those is a pilot transitional Pre-K program that will start this upcoming academic school year, ”said Colonel Christopher Karns, Commander of the 341st Mission Support Group.

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