Well I PCS to Korea, ummm almost 7mths ago. It was hard on me with my kids flying back and forth (Italy States then here) with newborn. To top it all off, no internet! Sssssssooooo no way to sign in and turn in work. I got here took a while for a house, I think almost two weeks not too long, then I had surgery shortly after I got my tooth pulled. Then came my internet by then my MYCAA was locked and I was counted as inactive I had to call the school to get things straaighten out then MyCaa... NOW I'm patiently waiting on my books. Now before I was like I just wanted my Associates but after a scare of thinking I wasn't going to be able to even finish what I started I want my full four years maybe more. Education is very important and should be taken for graant even you dont know what you really want to do. You always start with an Associates in General Studies til you figure it out. Don't give up on yourself and give yourself the short end of the stick.
As a Military wife/mother, it is hard and its even harder being online student! I wish that it was alot easier and I can say that ASHWORTH is a little easier as a online school goes. But I am in Korea and it would be good to have study buddy or skype study with ppl that ARE Ashworth students but hey maybe that's justme. Or maybe they all ready do and I know nothing about it. Just my little rant of tnhe night/day.
Ashworth College was proud to be a sponsor of Army Wife Network's recent Field Exercise seminar at Ft. Gordon, February 29-March 1, 2012.
Field Exercise™ is a grassroots seminar series created by Army Wife Network (AWN) as a way to empower and rejuvenate military families. Attendees are able to network with other families and to receive information for becoming successful both in the military and in life. AWN hosts these events throughout the year, rotating among posts.
"Education plays a major role in the lives of military spouses and they are aware of how it can make a significant difference in their careers and the family’s well-being," said Rodney Butler, U.S. Army First Sergeant, Retired and Ashworth College Military Education Coordinator. “As a sponsor of the Field Exercise series we can talk with spouses one-on-one and show them how attainable an online education can be – both in terms of affordability and in the flexibility to meet the demands of the military lifestyle”.
Many of our programs have particular appeal to military spouses including career diploma and certificate programs as well as associate and bachelor’s degree programs in business, early childhood education and health care. With more than 115 accredited online program, we're approved for a number of military benefit programs including Post 9/11 GI Bill, Montgomery GI Bill, GoArmyEd, and MyCAA.
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SVA will be hiring roughly 10 student veterans as part time fellows to do local outreach. The position pays $10,000 for 6 months of work and requires roughly 20 hours per week. Please spread the word to others in your chapter if they are interested in applying. The deadline is March 1 and you must apply at www.missioncontinues.org and say you want a fellowship with SVA. Good luck!
As we remember the 10th anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001, I think about the sacrifices of our men and women in uniform, their families, and our veterans. You all have made the most significant, and too often your loved ones have made the ultimate, sacrifices of all the citizens of this country. As a veteran of our current wars, on behalf of Ashworth College, I am humbled by your service to our nation and your continued patriotism and allegiance to our great nation- I salute you.
We'd like to congratulate the winners of the Ashworth College Battle of the Best Photo Contest. These photos truly honor our military students and families throughout the world. Show your support by becoming an Ashworth College Military Facebook Fan and sharing this inspiring blog with your friends and family!
Contest Winner: Sheila Stone, Ft. Polk, LA
Congratulations goes to Sheila Stone, Ft. Polk, LA. With 57% of the votes, Rose's photo is the winner of our most recent Battle of the Best photo contest.
This basic training soldier is hanging 10 on a zipline while negotiation the obstacle course during the Confidence Course Training Exercise at Fort Leonard Wood, MO.
Contest 2nd Place Winner: Christina Valdivia, Spokane, WA
Congratulations goes to Christina Valdivia, Spokane, WA. Christina's photo was runner up in our most recent Battle of the Best photo contest.
Collection of memorabilia from Captain Milan F. DeRuwe of 554 343 Infantry from July 18, 1944 to August 14, 1946. DeRuwe fought in The Battle of the Bulge.
Contest 3rd Place Winner: Eric Roseberry, Sheboygan, WI
Congratulations goes to Eric Roseberry, Sheboygan, WI. Eric's photo was the third most popular in our most recent Battle of the Best photo contest.
U.S. Army Basic Training Gradation Day. Jonathan O. Roseberry; Bravo Company 2-46 Infantry Regiment "BeastMasters".
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Flag Day is a day for all Americans to celebrate and show respect for our flag, its' designers and makers. It began with Betsy Ross, a seamstress who made clothes for George Washington. In June, 1776, Washington approached her to make the country's first flag and the rest is history.
On June 14, 1777,the Second Continental Congress adopted that design as the official flag of the United States. Their resolution read “Resolved that the flag of the thirteen United States be thirteen stripes alternate red and white: that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation.”
In 1818, after five more states joined the Union, Congress passed legislation fixing the number of stripes at 13 and requiring that the number of stars equal the number of states. From the Stars and Stripes of 1777 until 1960, there had been some 27 changes in the face of the flag. Out of these, 25 were due to the difference in the number of stars alone. In fact, with each state being annexed to the Union, the number of stars in the flag had to be changed.
Our flag is representative of our independence and our unity as a nation; one nation, under God, indivisible. It’s been a constant source of inspiration for all of us. It’s had a proud and glorious history and was at the lead of every battle fought by Americans. Many people have died protecting it and it still stands proudly on the surface of the moon.
So join Ashworth College in celebrating the pride of our culture and our nation, by proudly raising our flag today and every day.
Ashworth College Salutes U.S. Army’s 236th Birthday on June 14th
236 years ago on June 14, 1775, the United States Army was established to defend our nation. Back then, Congress authorized the formation of ten companies of expert riflemen from Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia, in order to march to Boston to support the New England militia. These were the first troops Congress agreed to pay for and they later became the 1st Continental Regiment.
We’ve come a long way from those Revolutionary War days to America’s current operations around the world. But our soldiers have never abandoned their commitment to protect our liberty values and beliefs. "From the first battles at Lexington and Concord to the streets of Mosul and Kandahar, Soldiers have always defended freedom and epitomized what is best about America," said the 37th Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Martin Dempsey.
Soldiers, family members and Army civilians all over the United States and overseas will mark the Army’s 236th Birthday with celebrations of their own. Ashworth College would like to join in by thanking all Army personnel for all they do… all year long. We salute all American Army soldiers and their families for keeping this great nation Army Strong. As we celebrate their birthday, we invite everyone to take a moment to thank them for their incredible service and sacrifice.
Once again, Ashworth was proud to sponsor the AWN Field Exercise in Fort Knox, KY. Please view photos from day 1 and day 2 of the event. Also, here are the winners of our scholarships from day 1 and day 2. Enjoy!