Month of the Military Child – Sierra Vista Herald Article

So the girls are famous now, at least across Fort Huachuca. Based on some brainstorming in the Public Affairs Office about April’s Month of the Military Child, my First Sergeant and I’s families were selected for an article in the Sierra Vista Herald about the wonder and difficulties of being a military child. Of course, I jumped at this opportunity and was very eager to support the initiative. The girls were pretty excited too at the prospect of being in the newspaper. When the crew arrived, Gabriella went shy and stayed in her room most of the time, while Elaina opened up as soon as the first question was asked of her. And just like that, the girls were a household name (within a five-mile radius).

To no one’s surprise, shy Gabriella just wanted to cuddle while Elaina the Extrovert would not stop talking.

The article was very well done and ended up both online (link below) and on the front page of the Sunday edition of the Sierra Vista Herald. The girls were as photogenic as ever, had some excellent quotes, and we all got our fifteen minutes of Fort Huachuca fame. But on a serious note, it was an good opportunity to highlight the struggles that are faced by military children, having to constantly move for their mother or father’s job or to struggle knowing when their Soldier parent will be home from work, a temporary duty assignment (military business trip), or a deployment. Just further reinforces that, although the Army is a calling and a profession, the more important and difficult job is the one that starts when we get home and take off the uniform.

“Interview’s over, Task Force Calkins! Back to work!”

Thanks for checking in on us and I hope you enjoy the article.


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