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What are you capable of? Read on – from the Army Ten Miler Expo

Kat Boynton

October 29, 2011

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

You don’t know what you are capable of until…. Fifty people crowded close around CPT Ivan Castro and his interviewer as Castro told the story that changed his life, his face, and his understanding of what he was capable...

Lots of hills and lots of hills at the Army Ten Miler

Zia Johnson, Photo by Alexus Packwood (Flickr), Reporter, Intern

October 29, 2011

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

When runner Sheila Van Kuren arrives at a hill a smile forms on her face. She likes hills. They are a welcomed challenged. Van Kuren describes the Army 10 miler course as having a lot of hills. This is her second time running...

Operation Support Our Troops – at the Army Ten Miler Expo

ZIa Johnson, Photo by Alexus Packwood (Flickr), Reporter, Intern

October 29, 2011

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

On Valentine’s Day 2003, love was not on the minds of many Americans. The great debate of our nation was about going to war in Iraq. In the midst of the debate, Deb Rickert wanted to send a simple message of support and love....

IF I can do it – so can you! From the ARMY Ten Miler

Zia Johnson, Photo by Alexus Packwood (Flickr), Reporter, Intern

October 29, 2011

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

IF I can do it – so can you! David Swaim is the self-proclaimed oldest man running the race. He is 65 years old and started running the Army 10 Miler in 1980 after he broke his back. He broke his back in a weight lifting...

Day 2 Armory – Ten Miler Health Expo

Linda Dennis, Program Manager

October 26, 2011

Filed under AUSA - 2011, Cover the Assignment, Our Blog

DAY 2 – DC Armory Today we are off to the D.C. National Guard Armory where the Health & Fitness Expo in preparation of the Army 10 Miler is to take place. As we are coming up from the Metro amongst a mass of people, we ...

Day One – the Ops Room

Linda Dennis, Program Manager

October 26, 2011

Filed under AUSA - 2011, Cover the Assignment, Our Blog

  Even Backpackers need an operations room when “Covering the Assignment”!  A quick glance at the room, finds large sticky note papers covering the walls, used to keep track of assignments for each day. We all sit around the conference table with o...

Special Thanks to Mama Lynch!

Linda Dennis, Program Manager

October 26, 2011

Filed under AUSA - 2011, Cover the Assignment, Our Blog, Thank You, Heroes

DAY ONE the Ops Room   Even Backpackers need an operations room when “Covering the Assignment”!  A quick glance at the room, finds large sticky note papers covering the walls, used to keep track of assignments...

Ms. D’s – Before AUSA – 2011

Linda Dennis, Program Manager

October 26, 2011

Filed under AUSA - 2011, Cover the Assignment, Our Blog, Personal Columns

Before Day 1 A Backpack Journalists team of teachers and interns have arrived in Washington, DC!  Trunks and black cases of computers and Canon cameras arrive with us.  It’s all about now getting ready and organizing our...

Interview: MG Lynn – Ft. Gordon, Georgia

Quincy Winder, Zia Johnson, Reporter, Intern

October 25, 2011

Filed under A&E, AUSA - 2011, Cover the Assignment, New Work by Military Youth, Thank You, Heroes

Interview with MG Lynn – Ft. Gordon, GA Recently, Quincy Winder, Youth Challenge Graduate and Backpack Journalist, had an opportunity to sit and interview MG Alan Lynn, Commanding General of Fort Gordon, Georgia. What you are a...

Interview with Sylvia Kidd, Director of Family Programs -AUSA

Pedro Rampolla, Stacey Sharpe, Sam Nein, Zia Johnson, Reporters, Interns

October 24, 2011

Filed under AUSA - 2011, Cover the Assignment, New Work by Military Youth, Thank You, Heroes

Reported by Pedro, Sam, Zia and Stacey Note:  A Backpack Journalist – Interns spent time with Sylvia Kidd, Director of AUSA Family Programs on July 26, 2011 at the NGB Volunteer Conference.  We wish to thank her and her staff at A...

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