I'm thinking we should deslave the Pentagon from a broken Congress and let the bases upgrade living standards educationally (in the name of national security, which is no lie -- there's already a mandate).
Model how we might have music, art, science, math, history, civics and prepare 'em for war college and stellar careers in the service, without being too stupid or wasteful with the hard-earned tax dollars.
Bring the TV people in to show off the new digs.
If we're successful, the civilians will sit up and take notice. They'll see technology doesn't have to mean piles of broken equipment surrounding an army of clueless teachers, wondering where it all went so terribly wrong.
For more context, check: this thread @ Math Forum.