A Backpack Journalist

Common Ground – The Media, The Military and Post-traumatic Stress

Linda Dennis, Program Manager

February 2, 2013

Filed under Advocacy, Cover the Assignment, New Work by Military Youth, PTSD Awareness

Washington, DC National Press Club, November 16, 2012: COMMON GROUND - A Workshop for Journalists Sponsored by:  University of Kansas, William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications.  Program funded by...

Forward!

January 30, 2013

Filed under Cover the Assignment, New Work by Military Youth, Political Rallies - 2011

Forward. That’s what President Obama wants to do now. He says that that is what he's been doing since he took office in 2008.   I am Katie, 18 years old and a National Guard Military Youth from Ohio. As a Backpack...

Ready to Seek Psychological Health Care? Find the Right Resources

Diana Moon, DCOE Public Affairs

January 30, 2013

Filed under 4-H Partnership Conference, Cover the Assignment, Info for Parents, Our Blog, PTSD Awareness

If you’re looking for information about psychological health care, but are unsure what resources are available or which ones are confidential, the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury...

Essay by Miles Philips, Ohio National Guard Youth

January 28, 2013

Filed under AUSA - 2012, Cover the Assignment, New Work by Military Youth

January 26, 2013 When I got the email for the opportunity to be apart of a Backpack Journalist I was excited. The chance to spread the word about military kids, wounded warriors and the stories of people who have served our...

An Essay by Hannah Rauhut – Cover the Assignment – Washington, DC

January 26, 2013

Filed under AUSA - 2012, Cover the Assignment, New Work by Military Youth, Thank You, Heroes

October 19-24, 2012 “It is the indomitable spirit, the selfless service, the remarkable courage of the American soldier; strength of the Army, strength of our nation.” The entire arena erupted with applause as John McHugh,...

Essay by Jordan Jennings, US Army Youth, Ft. Benning, Georgia

January 26, 2013

Filed under AUSA - 2012, Cover the Assignment, New Work by Military Youth, Thank You, Heroes

From October 19-25, 2012, I was one of the fortune few to attend the Abackpackjournalist - COVER THE ASSIGNMENT in Washington D.C. Through that five day time span I was able to meet amazing kids from across the country who shared...

Cover the Assignment – 2013 Inauguration Week-end

Kat Lexie and Ms. D, Backpack Journalists

January 21, 2013

Filed under 2013 Presidential Inauguration, Washington, DC, New Work by Military Youth, Our Blog

Washington, DC - Monday, January 21,2013 After each Cover the Assignment, Backpack Journalists sit down and write up what we call "after-action report".  These past three days have been busy and we have been all over the Washington,...

The Wall That Heals – Schedule for 2013

January 8, 2013

Filed under New Work by Military Youth, Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund/The Wall that Heals

Schedule as of January 7, 2013.  Attention all Backpackers within a 50 mile radius of each of the cities/towns listed below: Cover the Assignment includes attending the opening day for The Wall That Heals - and then interviewing...

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