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Jack Murphy
Jack Murphy
Jack Murphy is an eight-year Army Special Operations veteran who served as a Sniper and Team Leader in 3rd Ranger Battalion and as a Senior Weapons Sergeant on a Military Freefall team in 5th Special Forces Group. After returning to civilian life in 2010, he graduated from Columbia University in...
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Michelle Dolge
Michelle Komes Dolge is an award-winning journalist with over 30 years in the news business. She has directed radio newsrooms at WTOP and WNEW, both in Washington, D.C. before joining Connecting Vets. She holds a BA from Santa Clara University. When she is not chasing stories for Connecting Vets,...
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Abbie Bennett
Abbie Bennett is an award-winning journalist and graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in English and a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication with a reporting concentration and political immersion from the UNC School of Media and Journalism. She has been...
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Neil Fotre
Neil Fotre is a freelance journalist and a former U.S. Army Armor Officer. He has served operational deployments in South Korea and Afghanistan. Neil earned a master’s degree in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. He covers the military, defense policy and...
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Alice Massimi is an award-winning television reporter/ producer with 16 years’ experience in broadcast news at the local and national level. She has covered the military community extensively, embedding with deployed units and highlighting the challenges service members and their families endure...
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Raised in Jacksonville, North Carolina, home of Camp Lejeune, Julia is the daughter of a Marine and stepdaughter of a Navy corpsman. With nearly two decades of reporting experience, Julia has covered the military, their families and veterans for both radio and print publications. A graduate of the...
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Rob Jones Journey
CONTRIBUTOR Rob Jones joined the Marine Corps Reserve as a combat engineer. He served at Bravo Company, 4th Combat Engineer Battalion based out of Roanoke, VA. Jones deployed to Habbaniyah, Iraq in 2008, and again to Delaram/Sangin, Afghanistan in 2010. During his deployment to Afghanistan, he was...
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A self-proclaimed “quadruple threat” as far as connections to the military are concerned, Lauren was born into an Army family in Heilbronn, Germany, and moved 10 times before heading off to Pennsylvania State University and completing Bachelor’s degrees in English and Print Journalism in 2011. A...
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Phil Briggs made a name for himself in rock radio in Providence, Boston and Salt Lake City. “But this job? It’s like coming home.”
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Elizabeth was born on Andrews Air Force Base, Md. before moving with her Air Force family 16 times in 18 years.
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