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Buckley leader reaches out for Read Across America

Col. Steven Muhs, 460 Mission Support Group commander, reads "And to Think that I saw it on Mulberry Street" to a group of first and second graders at Murphy Creek K - 8. March 2 was the National Education Association's Read Across America day where volunteers come out to local schools to read to children. The date coincides with the birthday of Dr. Seuss. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Sanjay Allen)

Col. Steven Muhs, 460 Mission Support Group commander, reads "And to Think that I saw it on Mulberry Street" to a group of first and second graders at Murphy Creek K - 8. March 2 was the National Education Association's Read Across America day where volunteers come out to local schools to read to children. The date coincides with the birthday of Dr. Seuss. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Sanjay Allen)

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Sharing the magic of the written word, giving back to the community and showing children a little bit about the Air Force were at the top of a Buckley Air Force Base senior leader's list March 2 as he shared time with a local elementary school class as part of the Aurora Public School's Leaders are Readers program.

Col. Steven Muhs, 460th Mission Support Group commander, read "And to Think that I saw it on Mulberry Street" to a first and second grade combined class at Murphy Creek K-8 School.

Murphy Creek is the feeder school for children residing in base housing.

The Aurora Public School program is part of the National Education Association's Read Across America. The March 2 date coincides with the birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss.

"This is a great opportunity to give back to the local community and to expose children at a young age to the United States Air Force," said Colonel Muhs. "It was very rewarding to see how bright and energetic our young children are and to see what a great educational institution our Buckley base housing children are attending at Murphy Creek. I was extremely impressed with the Murphy Creek school staff and the facilities.