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The U.S. Army's 'Leaders Among Us' Program Arrives in Chicago

8/29/2008

Interactive experience educates Latino youth on what it means to be 'Army Strong'

CHICAGO, Aug. 27 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- The United States Army "Leaders Among Us" (LAU) tour, which has engaged Hispanic youth in Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, New York City, Miami, and Puerto Rico by putting their physical and mental strength to the test and providing them information on how the Army can prepare them for success, now makes its way to Illinois.

The LAU mobile tour typically features a 100 ft. x 100 ft. interactive "Strength to Succeed" experience area at each festival that highlights career and educational opportunities available to Soldiers. Additional activities include a robotics obstacle course, a fitness area -- where participants can compete against active duty Soldiers -- a customized H2 vehicle, video game kiosks, and a Soldier Stories gallery, which showcases Latino Soldier heroes from across the U.S.

"'Leaders Among Us' was created to inform Hispanic youth across our nation about the career and educational opportunities in America's all volunteer Army," said Colonel David Lee, Director, G-7 Strategic Communications, Marketing & Outreach U.S. Army Accessions Command. "U.S. Army Soldiers are mentally, emotionally and physically strong. From educational kiosks and physical training areas to technology modules consisting of robots and simulators used in the Army, we highlight the values and advanced technology that make our Soldiers the best in the world. Attendees can experience
first-hand how the Army prepares individuals for success, now and in the future."

The final LAU event is scheduled as follows:

Los September 14
Angeles 'Fiestas Patrias,' Whittier Narrows Park

About the United States Army Accessions Command (USAAC)
USAAC, headquartered at Fort Monroe, VA, oversees recruiting and training of both enlisted soldiers and officers for the U.S. Army. USAAC is composed of the U.S. Army Recruiting Command at Fort Knox, Ky., the U.S. Army Cadet Command at Fort Monroe, VA, and the U.S. Army Training Center at Fort Jackson, SC. For more information on this program visit: http://www.leadersamongus.com .

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Source: Hispanic PR Wire


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