FORT HOOD — About 85 military children gathered around two military pilots who read them a story about paratroopers during a “Tell Me a Story” event Tuesday evening at III Corps Headquarters.

The literacy-based event was the first of two planned this year and was sponsored by the nonprofit Military Child Education Coalition’s Parent to Parent program.

“It’s all about focusing on the needs of our military children,” said Nicole Penland, a member the Fort Hood Parent to Parent program. “They were designed to empower military children by using literature and their own stories in a way that builds strong peer and parent connections and fosters resilience in children.”

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