Serving Whitman County since 1877

One year later

Joining the Army has been the most fun I never want to have again. I do not mean this as a complaint, not in the slightest.

I am the first woman in my family to don the uniform. Since transferring schools to the University of Idaho and its highly accredited ROTC program, I will also be the first officer. These are big titles to carry and to bring such pride to my family couldn’t make me happier.

I celebrated my graduation from Fort Sill Basic Training exactly one year ago, on October 21. That day marked a milestone for me. Uncle Sam changed my life for the better.

In the last year, I have shar...


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