• FORT HOOD

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    Fort Hood is one of the largest United States military installations in the world. Fort Hood consists of three sections: the main cantonment, West Fort Hood and North Fort Hood.  The main cantonment is bounded by Killeen and has its own airfield holds its own airfield. Cadets receive a tour of the horse cavalry, airfield, both musuems and K9 training. The cadets also experience the messhall (cafeteria) life as well as the barracks (dorms). We show them the ways of life of the military. 

     

    ALAMO

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     The Battle of the Alamo during Texas’ war for independence from Mexico lasted thirteen days, from February 23, 1836-March 6, 1836. In December of 1835, a group of Texan volunteer soldiers had occupied the Alamo, a former Franciscan mission located near the present-day city of San Antonio. On February 23, a Mexican force numbering in the thousands and led by General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna began a siege of the fort. Though vastly outnumbered, the Alamo’s 200 defenders–commanded by James Bowie and William Travis and including the famed frontiersman Davy Crockett—held out for 13 days before the Mexican forces finally overpowered them. For Texans, the Battle of the Alamo became an enduring symbol of their resistance to oppression and their struggle for independence, which they won later that year. The battle cry of “remember the Alamo” later became popular during the Mexican-American War of 1846-1848.

     

    NASA

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    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), is responsible for unique scientific and technological achievements in human spaceflight, aeronautics, space science, and space applications that have had widespread impacts on our nation and the world. Forged in response to early Soviet space achievements, NASA was built on the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), and other government organizations, as the locus of U.S. civil aerospace research and development. When NASA opened for business on October 1, 1958, it accelerated the work already started on human and robotic spaceflight. NASA's first high profile program was Project Mercury, an effort to learn if humans could survive in space. This was followed by Project Gemini, which used spacecraft built for two astronauts to perfect the capabilities needed for the national objective of a human trip to the Moon by the end of the 1960s. Project Apollo achieved that objective in July 1969 with the Apollo 11 mission and expanded on it with five more successful lunar landing missions through 1972. After the Skylab and Apollo-Soyuz Test Projects of the mid-1970s, NASA's human spaceflight efforts again resumed in 1981, with the Space Shuttle program that continued for 30 years. The Shuttle was not only a breakthrough technology, but was essential to our next major step in space, the construction of the International Space Station. 

     

    UNIVERSITY of  NORTH TEXAS

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    The University of North Texas (UNT) is a university in Denton, Texas. Until 1988, it was known as North Texas State University. It consists of 14 colleges and schools, an early admissions math and science academy, Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science, for exceptional high-school-age students from across the state, and a library system that comprises the university core. UNT was founded as a onscteriann, coeducational, private teachers college in 1890 and was formally adopted by the state 11 years later. UNT is the flagship institution of the University of North Texas System , which includes additional universities in Dallas and For Worth. UNT also has a location in Frisco.