Published work: Coast Guard leads Cold Water Ice Diving Training in Minnesota

Coast Guard leads Cold Water Ice Diving Training in Minnesota

Published work: AER extends grants to soldiers making transition to civilian sector

AER extends grants to soldiers making transition to civilian sector

Published work: DOD report: Military equipment focus now on modernization

My latest article is a quick read featuring the push for modernization in all gear-ranging from pistols and trucks, to space electromagnetic warfare capabilities.

Published work: 10 financial considerations before leaving the military

A former soldier who works as a financial advisor gives great advice and recommends military spouses be an active part of military transition planning:

Published work: Former prison now inspires service members through art

Former prison with a tumultuous past, the Workhouse Arts Center now serves the community and hosts the Workhouse Military in the Arts Initiative.

Published work: Organizations offer support, connect diverse military families

“We are all humans, and we serve to protect national security,” Dane said. “And groups like ours help attract quality soldiers and keep soldiers, therefore making a better military.”

Published work: Cyber Patriot preps military kids for tech fields

There are “burgeoning, powerful, and persistent threats that can kill our economy faster than a virus,” said Air Force veteran and STEM advocate, Mike Cullen

Published work: From Musician, to Soldier, and back again

Okechukwu’s mother filled the family home in Dallas, Texas with church song—the genesis of his aspirations as a musician, educator, and future officer in the Army Band.

Published work: Graduates of Youth Challenge choose career pathways

“Things worth having are earned, not given.” Michigan state director Michael Gillum

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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...

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