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A Sister’s Southern Allure and Military Esteem

Laura Moore is a full-time English instructor at Cape Fear Community College. After working in corporate America and for various newspapers, she knew she would rather do something to make a difference. She became a high school teacher which eventually led to her teaching at CFCC, which she calls, “the best job I’ve ever had.”  Read More

My Family’s Folktale

Collin was born and raised just on the other side of the Cape Fear River in Leland NC, Re is a Marine who served with the ACE (Air Combat Element) at MALS-14 (Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron) in Cherry Point NC, Re was a 6414, which is an Aviation Electronics Technician, specializing in Communication/Navigation Equipment for  Read More

Untitled Photographs

Tiffany Fudge (formerly Dusterhoft) served 12 years in the Army as a 25V Combat Documentation Production Specialist also known as a Combat Camera. She served in Iraq from 2007-2008 with the 55th Combat Camera Company out of Fort Meade, Maryland. In Iraq, Tiffany served with many different units, including her most memorable 3rd Infantry division  Read More

Untitled Photograph

Flint was a machine gunner in the Marines from 2017-2022. He went on two deployments including Norway on his first deployment where the photograph was taken. In addition to Norway, he has been to Ukraine, Sweden, Greece, Afghanistan, and several other countries. Currently, he is working towards a degree in English.

Saint All in My Head (Lyrics/Video)

Army veteran SPC Andreah Anderson entered the Army right out of high school. She attended basic training at Ft. Jackson, SC, graduated in March 2009, then continued her training AIT at Ft. Lee, VA for her MOS 92G. After she graduated AIT, she received her duty station of Ft. Campbell, Ky, and reported there in  Read More

Live for the Challenge

James was born in Ro Chi Minh City, Vietnam and raised in Wilmington, North Carolina. Before graduating from high school, he went to boot camp during summer 2017. After graduating, James went to M1 Abrams tank school and shortly after joined the 30th Armored Brigade Combat Team and got attached with Charlie Company, 1/120th. After  Read More

I’m Fine (Song Lyrics)

Jason Bocchino is originally from Poughkeepsie, NY and he enlisted in the Navy in October 1993 and has “not looked back since.” The Navy sent Jason all around the world for 24 + years. He was deployed to the Persian Gulf twice and Eastern Africa. Jason’s favorite place was Naval Submarine Base New London, CT.  Read More


Izzi Tetterton – U.S. Navy Veteran Family Member I can still feel the horror I felt that night. A nightmare that felt so real, I believed for many years that it really took place. If I close my eyes, I can practically embody my six-year-old self, in one of my first-ever nightmares where I truly  Read More

Medal of Honor Video

Thomas “Lawton” Smith II grew up in Cairo, Georgia. After high school, he focused on outdoor activities like whitewater rafting and conservation trail work. Re then worked for the USDA trying to get rid of a moth using biological control in Florida. While studying at Montana State, he worked on fire and occupancy surveys of  Read More

Untitled Original Paintings

Laura Figueroa was born and raised in Colombia. She has always been driven to painting and drawing, and she feels serving with the National Guard has given her the best of both worlds. Laura gets to attend to her daily activities and enjoy her family and friends while being part of something greater.
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