Being a military brat shaped who I am

Behind every soldier is a force, one they protect, serve, and die for. One they leave behind. One that takes just as much in adversities. I am very proud to call myself a military brat. My dad served in the United States Air Force for more than 20 years before retiring in 2004. A military

Local author soldier’s on during deployment

“Soldier On” is a fiction book by local author Vanessa Rasanen. The book tells the story of a soldier serving overseas and the relationship with his wife. In the beginning of the book, Rasanen uses a lot of vivid words. This makes me wonder whether this is her everyday talk or an author’s way of

Just Felt Like Sharing

There is an inherent loneliness that accompanies a soldier when he or she transitions to civilian life. When you’re in the military, your life is micro-managed to the point where you have no question as to what you will do tomorrow. You wake up, you train, you eat, you train, you eat, then your day

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