As the nation watched a deadly mass shooting unfold at Fort Hood on Wednesday, residents of one east El Paso apartment complex, hundreds of miles away from the chaos, shuddered at the sight of the shooter when they realized he used to be their
"Take back your Army from those who harm or assault our Soldiers. Take back your Army from those who ignore the values and who stain our honor. Take back our Army from those who fail to lead," said Secretary of the Army John M.
In full gear, Sgt. Shawanna Washington moved ammunition, loaded mortar rounds into a gun tube, moved agilely as if under enemy fire, and completed other physically demanding tasks of a Soldier on the battlefield.
Serving as the only chaplain assistant at the Pentagon Chaplain's Office -- responsible for facilitating religious support to 25,000 service members and civilians from all branches of the military -- you wouldn't think Staff Sgt.