College classes will continue for downrange troops through new UMUC contract

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About 200 graduates participated in the University of Maryland University College commencement ceremony last spring in Kaiserslautern, Germany. UMUC announced on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, that it will continue to offer classes to U.S. troops in the Middle East and Africa. (JENNIFER H. SVAN/STARS AND STRIPES)
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About 200 graduates participated in the University of Maryland University College commencement ceremony last spring in Kaiserslautern, Germany. UMUC announced on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, that it will continue to offer classes to U.S. troops in the Middle East and Africa. (JENNIFER H. SVAN/STARS AND STRIPES)

College classes will continue for downrange troops through new UMUC contract

by: Jennifer H. Svan | .
Stars and Stripes | .
published: February 11, 2017

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany – The Defense Department has awarded the University of Maryland University College a $16.2 million contract to continue delivering educational services to U.S. troops serving in the Middle East and Africa, the school said.

The 54-month contract calls for UMUC to provide instructional undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate programs and education support services for the Marine Corps, Army, Air Force, Navy and Coast Guard in the U.S. Central Command and in the U.S. Africa Command areas of responsibility, according to the DOD announcement of the contract.

The university will offer instruction at various downrange locations, including Afghanistan, Bahrain, Djibouti, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, the Pentagon said.

Students at those locations will have access to on-site and online courses, as well as testing services, UMUC said in a statement released late Thursday.

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