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In Their Words

In Their Words... is a series of quotations from teachers, administrators, military leaders and our partners that speak to the circumstances, determination, and spirit that have better enabled our warriors and DoD civilians, past and present, to make lasting contributions to our nation's defense, and indeed the defense of freedom around the world.

The world has changed dramatically since our school system began in 1946-1947.
In School Year 2021 - 2022, we celebrate 75 years of educational support to military-connected families - empowered by the resourcefulness, dedication, and focused optimism of the men and women who established and operated schools in the aftermath of World War II.

Discovering the past, understanding the present, and creating a better future...

In Their Words

"Uniformly, you raised your hands quietly and said, 'We will stand and deliver.' This is nothing normal and you all have gone so far in making it normal for our kids."

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An image from DoDEA's In Their Words product line featuring Gen. B. B. Bell.

Gen. B. B. Bell
Commander of U.S. Army Europe
(USAREUR), May 17, 2005


Era 1

The Early Years Gallery

Era 2

The Consolidation Years Gallery

Era 3

The Modernization Years Gallery