Troops Overseas Read Stories to Kids Back Home

Thursday, 18 Aug 2011 09:31 AM

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
    A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
A new Pentagon program allows for troops overseas to read storybooks directly to their children via videophone, reports Commentary.


“United Through Reading” has outfitted operating bases, ships, and military facilities around the world with high-tech camera equipment. The cameras enable soldiers to read to their children from thousands of miles away from children’s books they have brought from home or were donated to the facilities’ libraries as part of the program.


The program helps to mitigate the separation that affects service members and their families back home.


“People whose sons and daughters were born when they were abroad will talk about how their children recognized their voices in a room full of crowded people because they had heard them read every night, even while they were away,” reports Commentary. “For parents, it’s reassuring to know they can still read that bedtime story to their son or their little girl.”


“United Through Reading” is just one of the ways the military has been working to progress socially in order to improve the lives and morale of U.S. troops and their families, Pentagon officials say.

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Jerry Boykin: Army Wrong to Punish Chaplain for Spiritual Advice

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 11:27 AM

The Army violated a chaplain's constitutional right of religious freedom , and its own rules , by reprimanding him for g . . .

Opening With Cuba Raises Risks to Florida's Borders

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 09:38 AM

President Obama's announcement on Wednesday that the United States would normalize relations with Cuba will significantl . . .

WSJ: Cigar Lovers Still Face Long Wait To Puff a Cohiba

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 09:33 AM

Cigar aficionados who are dreaming of puffing on a nice Cohiba following the White House‚Äôs shift in Cuba policy are like . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved