Lt. Gen. Dana Atkins, USAF (Ret), MOAA president, interviews Gen. Charles Q. Brown, USAF, Chief of Staff of the Air Force by video chat on March 25, 2021. I helped with production of the interview and video package.
On Oct. 1, I visited the NASA headquarters in DC to chat with NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine. He says the moon is the proving ground to get to Mars. And since test pilots make some of the best astronauts, the first American on Mars will likely come from a military background.
I trudged around a compost farm owned by a veteran on Friday, Sept. 20. Doesn’t smell as bad as you’d think.
I went on a walk and talk with Wallace Ward - Walkin' Wally - to chat about his annual return to West Point for the March Back with the new cadets. He's 87 and marches all 12 miles!
In June, I traveled to Pittsburgh to chat with Steelers player and Army veteran Alejandro Villanueva.
On his first deployment, he served as the Assistant to the Assistant Platoon Leader. “You know, like Dwight,” he laughs. Now he plows through people on the football field.
Interviewing Secretary of the Army Mark Esper at the Pentagon in April 2019. To my left is my friend and former colleague, Drew Brooks. We covered the military together for the Fayetteville Observer until 2018.
Interviewing quarantined soldiers about a 21-day isolation at Fort Bragg after a deployment in West Africa to help fight Ebola. Photo by Cindy Burnham.
Interviewing VA Secretary Robert Wilkie from the VA Headquarters office in Washington, D.C. in November 2018.
Interviewing Second Lady Karen Pence from her office in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, D.C. in January 2019.
In March 2019, photographer Bob Lennox and I got a sneak peek at the National Museum of the United States Army, just outside of Washington, D.C.
On assignment with photographer Cindy Burnham covering 1st Special Warfare Training Group (Airborne) Change of Command at Range 37 on Fort Bragg, Friday July 17,2015.
Interviewing Lt. Col. Jacob Larkowich, command of 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team.
Interview Col. Curtis Buzzard, commander of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team.