Army Astronaut Program and Health Professions Scholarship

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Dear Army Advocate,

This communication is the latest in a series of newsletters intended to inform you about current Army programs and initiatives.

As one of the largest military users of space-based capabilities, the Army Astronaut Program, located at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, contributes to the nation's space program. The linked video, titled Inside the Army Astronaut Program, provides a glimpse into the experiences of current Army astronauts, Lt. Col. Andrew Morgan and Maj. Anne McClain.

Army Medicine is among the most advanced health care networks in the world and is at the forefront of global vaccine development, new medical technologies and research. The linked video, titled U.S. Army Medicine Brief: Educational Opportunities, features the career path of Maj. Ezella Washington, M.S./D.O., and how she benefited from the Army Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP).

We are also excited to inform you of several forthcoming opportunities for Army Advocates. In the coming months, you will be invited to attend a webinar covering the latest on the Army's initiatives and an Army experiential learning event/educator tour. More information will be provided soon, and we look forward to meeting with you during these events.

As always, we value your interest and thank you for your continued support as a U.S. Army Advocate.


Mark S. Davis
Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Marketing)
Army Marketing & Research Group (AMRG)

U.S. Army Astronaut Program

U.S. Army Astronaut Program
The Army Astronaut Program has been sending Soldiers into space for the past 40 years. Along with launching the country's first satellite in 1958, the U.S. Army has also been an integral part of NASA's space shuttle program, including the construction and operation of the International Space Station. Since Maj. Robert Stewart became the first Army astronaut in 1976, 18 Soldiers have completed astronaut candidate training.

Today's Army astronauts, Lt. Col. Andrew Morgan and Maj. Anne McClain, share their experiences in this video, Inside the Army Astronaut Program. Army astronauts, known for their leadership capabilities and technical skills, participate in an ongoing and intense training program, from space walks in the buoyancy lab and operating robotic arms to flight training in the T38 jet trainer. Lt. Col. Morgan, a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, credits the U.S. Army for the education and training that prepared him to serve as an astronaut. Learn more about the Army Astronaut Program.


Health Professions Scholarship Program

Health Professions Scholarship Program
In this video about U.S. Army Medicine educational opportunities, Maj. Ezella Washington, M.S./D.O., explains how the Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP) helped her graduate from medical school debt-free and allows her to work around the world as a clinician. Maj. Washington says the U.S. Army and its high-quality training, innovative research and advanced technology have set her up for success in her medical career beyond the Army.

The HPSP provides educational assistance to qualified students pursuing a variety of health care programs including medical, dental, veterinary and psychology. Health care professionals with existing practices are also eligible to receive benefits from the HPSP through the Army Reserve. Learn more about Army Medicine careers and educational benefits.

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