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Ensign Shauna Ralston, a labor and delivery nurse with the Women and Children’s Department, Naval Hospital Pensacola, was an aerial navigator in the Marine Corps before deciding to become a Navy nurse. Ralston used the Medical Enlistment Commissioning Program to earn a nursing degree.
Story by Jason Bortz
Ensign Shauna Ralston, a labor and delivery nurse with the Women and Children’s Department, Naval Hospital Pensacola, loves challenges. Why else would a straight “A” student with a full scholarship decide to enlist in the United States Marine Corps?
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Chuck Simmins @ May 15, 2013
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Lance Cpl. Mamadou Balde, a maintenance mechanic with General Support 2 Platoon, Retrograde Operations Company, Redeployment and Retrograde in Support of Reset and Reconstitution Operations Group, at Camp Dwyer, Helmand Province, Afghanistan, recently became a United States citizen during a recent ceremony at Kandahar Air Field.
Story by Cpl. Lia Adkins
Lance Cpl. Mamadou Balde’s father, Al, always hoped his son would earn his U.S. citizenship. Balde, a maintenance mechanic with General Support 2 Platoon, Retrograde Operations Company, Redeployment and Retrograde in Support of Reset and Reconstitution Operations Group, finally earned his citizenship in a ceremony at Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan, March 1.
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Chuck Simmins @ May 14, 2013
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Maj. Barb King and Dovi hug as King arrives at the Compassion International center during the trip King took last year. King said she got off the bus and saw Dovi look to her mother for approval before Dovi ran to King, who dropped to her knees for the two’s first hug (photo submitted by Maj. Barb King)
Story by Airman 1st Class Nathan Dampf
Missouri Army National Guard Maj. Barb King is the epitome of what it means to be a well-rounded individual.
King is the president for the Missouri National Guard Association. She is a life member of the National Guard Association of the United States, as well as several other organizations. She is a former concert musician, active in martial arts, and sponsors a little girl in Africa. She is a blogger and a fundraiser. She was recently selected for Who’s Who Worldwide. And, she is an officer in the Missouri National Guard.
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Chuck Simmins @ May 13, 2013
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Indian Army RFN Anil Pawe, an infantryman with the 99th Mountain Brigade, and Spc. Henry Vaillancourt, a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team, partner up to fire an M249 Squad Automatic Weapon May 4, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C. Vaillancourt is familiarizing Pawe with the American machine gun prior to field training as part of the annual U.S. – India Yudh Abhyas training exercise. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod
Story by Sgt. Mike MacLeod
Partnership is not an event but a process. Yudh Abhyas, the annual bilateral soldier training between India and the United States began its ninth year May 3, held for the first time here at the home of the U.S. Army Airborne.
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Chuck Simmins @ May 12, 2013
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Chief Warrant Officer 3 Victoria C. Corrigan, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade human resources technician, attempts to block out an opponent, Marauding Mollys jammer, as a pivot for the Femma Fianna roller derby team during a match May 4 at the Pierce College gymnasium in Lakewood, Wash. U.S.Army photo by: Staff Sgt. Bryan Lewis
Story by Staff Sgt. Bryan Lewis
It is after work and as you walk by one soldier from the 16th Combat Aviation Brigade preparing for battle, a helmet gets snapped on, knee and elbow pads get checked and … roller skates get laced up.
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Chuck Simmins @ May 10, 2013