Work Portfolio

Published Work: “Is your military family safe online?”

Published Work: “Is your military family safe online?”

“A survey paints an alarming picture of what kids are encountering online, while more than half of parents admit to not monitoring activity.

Nearly one-third of adolescents said they met someone online who claimed to be someone they were not, using fake photos and fake identities, according to the National Cyber Security Alliance, while other findings reveal only 41% of parents say they check their teenager online versus 68% who monitor children under 9 years old. At a time when digital users are connected daily at school, work and home, experts recommend families take stock of their cyber fitness.”

Published Work: “Mental health: A war veteran’s message of hope”

Published Work: “Mental health: A war veteran’s message of hope”

Former Spc. Chris Blevins, war veteran, has a message for other veterans, military members and families struggling with mental health issues, especially suicide: There is hope.

Blevins’ 14 years of service as an Army military policeman included a tour in Afghanistan from 2006 to 2007 and Iraq in 2009. He thought of his job as rewarding, but Blevins details how a series of traumatic events and setbacks sent him down a path of depression, alcohol and prescription drug abuse, to a moment he thought his only solution was suicide.

Taps – Mutilated Crumbs and Gummy Worms: Part 2

My War Story By Elizabeth Aslakson The boys were sleeping, and the coolest hours of the day were before sunrise, so I sat outside. Waiting for the call, I watched auburn streaks bleed into the Infantry blue, causing the air to...

Homecoming – Mutilated Crumbs and Gummy Worms: Part 3

Liz and the boys on North Carolina's Outerbanks My War Story by Elizabeth Aslakson The navy canvas overhead radiated a hazy glow as the grandkids placed quarters on their grandpa’s memorial. Eric’s dad had been a small business owner in the outskirts of the Twin...