Licenses for SpousesAugust 9, 2018 | :
by Belleville News-Democrat Editorial Board
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson was at Scott Air Force Base recently, which was a great opportunity to show her the importance of the base to our nation’s defense and this community’s deep support for its military.
She shared some concerns that should be important to us, and that state leaders can help fix.
After discussing the pilot shortage and retention efforts, she talked about the importance of quality schools to our highly educated service members. She said Air Force personnel are four times as likely to hold college degrees as the surrounding community, so they expect the best educations for their children.