Deployments and Hardship Tours: Betty Johnson

“Hardship tours” and “deployments” are never words an Army wife wants to hear. However, these are words that I have heard for the last fifteen years. During this time, we have seen three Korean hardships tours – each one was a yearlong – in addition to one 12-month deployment, one 13-month deployment and one 15-month […]

Separation during Marriage: Larry Johnson

Separation: Our marriage and relationship has endured numerous separations due the PCS’s and deployments over the last 12 years of my career. Betty and I married in November 2001 and, shortly after, we encountered our first separation when I went to Korea. Once arriving here at Fort Gordon in the spring of 2003, my unit […]

SGT Nancy Sanchez

My Hero – Lieutenant Colonel Nancy Sanchez

When you meet someone you admire greatly, it is only natural to want to show them off to others, which is how I feel about Nancy Sanchez. A retired Lieutenant Colonel, Nancy was unable to join the other members of the Women’s Veterans Club of the CSRA when we all met for the November feature […]


SSGT Chris Margoupis

SSgt Chris Margoupis walks into my office with a bit of nervousness. I guess most people aren’t sure what to expect when getting interviewed. He eventually eases into a level of comfort, albeit small, and begins talking. He grew up in the suburbs of Fairfax, Virginia as your everyday jock playing football, basketball and baseball […]


SFC Vienary Tanksley

When Vienary walked into my office for our interview, she was all smiles. “I’ve never been interviewed before,” she said with a mix of excitement and nervousness. After answering a few a few basic questions, she relaxed and began talking about her life with a sensible matter-of-fact attitude. However, she always maintained an air of […]

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