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Going to college in a combat zone

Source: Posted By: Candace George..4105 days ago

When Sgt. 1st Class Rodney Varner’s workday ended he went to college, taking classes in religion, math, environmental science and persuasive writing.

But Varner never set foot on campus. Instead, he turned on his laptop computer and connected to the Internet from a military base in Afghanistan.

Taking advantage of the Army’s online education program, Varner is just one of thousands of soldiers who have pursued degrees while serving in combat zones and bases around the world.

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