Staff Sgt. Leigh LaFosse poses with her clarinet. LaFosse decided to audition for "Pershing's Own" while working on her doctorate in music. She thought she would return to academia after serving, but discovered she enjoyed being a member so much, that she intends to spend her career with the band. (Photo courtesy of The U.S. Army Band)

Anatomy of a ‘Pershing’s Own’ audition

12Mar 2012

A United States Army Band, "Pershing's Own" Soldier shares what it was like to audition for the elite musical ensemble, and her experiences during her first year with the band.

April is the Month of the Military Child. To celebrate the children of men and women of the U.S. Army, Soldiers Live wants to feature stories about amazing Army kids and the outstanding organizations that support them. (U.S. Army photo)

Soldiers to celebrate military kids

8Mar 2012

Soldiers magazine is looking for original content from throughout the Army highlighting military kids and the Army organizations that support them.

Mary Doyle, a former Army broadcaster, currently serving as an Army civilian in the Fort Meade, Md., Public Affairs Office, and the ghost writer of former prisoner of war Spc. Shoshana Johnson's memoir, "I'm Still Standing." This photo was taken while Doyle was serving as part of the peacekeeping mission in Bosnia in 1997. (Photo courtesy of Mary Doyle)

A family’s legacy of service

24Feb 2012

Growing up, Mary Doyle would hear stories about her family's military history. Then one day, she became a part of it.

Spc. Ryan R. Nolan (writer), Spc. Randy VanScoten and Staff Sgt. Joe Judson after an IED blast in Al Anbar province, Iraq, Spring 2006. (Photo courtesy of Ryan R. Nolan)

Operation Optimistic Outcome

28Dec 2011

A former 28th Infantry Division Soldier shares his experiences in Iraq, and his guarded optimism about the country's future.