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Phoenix mother and son answer Army call together
Marquis Butts (left) and his mother, Marva Burns (right), take the oath of enlistment, Oct. 8, Phoenix Military Entrance Processing Station. Both mother and son enlisted simultaneously in the U.S. Army. (U.S. Army Photo by Alun Thomas, Phoenix Recruiting Battalion Public Affairs)
Oct. 10, 2019 - The harsh realities of urban life were always on display for Marva Burns and her son Marquis Butts during their time living in Chicago.

Army recruiter draws on love of Jiu Jitsu to reach community
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Ralph Cajuste wins first place at a Jiu Jitsu competition near Thomasville, Georgia, in 2019. (Courtesy photo)
Oct. 10, 2019 - In Thomasville, Georgia, a community with a small Army presence, Staff Sgt. Ralph Cajuste is making an indelible impact and concerted effort to expose local youth to the benefits of an Army career.

The “Godfather of Sports Medicine” provides exertional illness lecture at NW Arkansas
Retired U.S. Army Col. (Dr.) Francis G. O'Connor, a professor in Military and Emergency Medicine and the medical director for the Consortium on Health and Military Performance, Uniformed Services University, lectures students at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences – Northwest Regional Campus on strategies to prevent exertional heat illnesses in athletes, Aug. 27.
Oct. 10, 2019 - Northwest Arkansas teamed up with the U.S. Army medical recruiting station of Little Rock to host a special guest lecture on preventing exertional illnesses in athletes and warriors, late summer.

North Shore recruiters respond to bus driver’s emergency
Oct. 10, 2019 - Capt. Carrie Haag and 1st Sgt. Charles Cotto were driving back to their company headquarters on the North Shore of Boston, Massachusetts, after a packed day of station visits, when a school transportation van suddenly pulled a hard left across the highway in front of their truck.

U.S. Army gains new pediatric radiologist
Dr. Janice McDaniel being commissioned as a Major into the U.S. Army by Lt. Col. Gwyneth Hughes. Both work at Akron's Children's Hospital.
Oct. 3, 2019 - “I can’t think of a better way to serve others then by caring for the Soldiers who serve our country.” This sentiment from Dr. Janice McDaniel led to her recent commissioning as a Major into the Army Reserves. McDaniel, Director of Pediatric Interventional Radiologist at Akron Children’s Hospital, made the leap from civilian to Soldier this summer and is ready for the new challenges and opportunities working in Army medicine will afford.