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Kids Feel They're in the Army, Too

Posted April 5, 1997 12:00 a.m. EST

— When your parents' careers are wrapped up in the military, it can feel as if you are in the Army, too. Fort Bragg is taking steps to learn what kinds of problems kids might be having with military life.

For the first time, Army brass set up meetings for teenagers to talk about the experiences they have had living in and near the post, along with what they like and dislike.

The teens came up with enough observations to fill several paper-laden easels. Among their concerns: not enough recreational and job opportunities.

One student who participated in the session, Stephanie Chapman, explained the next step.

One person from each of the four break-out meetings will present their concerns before the post's Family Symposium scheduled next week.