Central Texas College has been awarded two five-year contracts, allowing it to continue working with the U.S. military community in the Pacific.

The $17.5 million contracts, awarded by the U.S. Pacific Command, begin May 1, according to a CTC news release.

Under the contracts, CTC will continue providing education assistance at U.S. military facilities on Okinawa, Guam, Thailand, Kwajalein Atoll, Australia, Diego Garcia, Singapore, Japan, and in South Korea.

The first contract includes high school and academic skills programs. The second involves undergraduate, technical and occupational programs, according to the release.

"CTC has always been a staunch supporter of the military and ensuring service members have the best educational outlets possible," CTC Chancellor James R. Anderson said in the release.

Award nominations sought for volunteersNaval Air Facility Atsugi and Camp Zama in Japan are seeking nominations for outstanding volunteers to be recognized during National Volunteer Week, April 19-25.

Any community member can be nominated as long their volunteer work was conducted on base.

Selectees will be honored during volunteer appreciation luncheons — April 17 at the Atsugi Officers’ Club and April 24 at the Camp Zama Community Club.

To nominate a volunteer or make a luncheon reservation at Atsugi, call DSN 264-4185.

To nominate a volunteer at Camp Zama, e-mail the candidate’s name and volunteer information to or call DSN 263-8087 for more information.

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