She is a model Army officer, a leader and a mother, full of optimism and strength. But behind her bright exterior lurks a dark secret. She is also the victim of domestic violence, and she shares her story, in the hope that she can help others.
Without these American women at the switchboards in Europe during World War I, the American Expeditionary Forces' communications would have ground to a halt.
After being blinded in the line of duty, three Soldiers – Maj. Scott Smiley, Capt. Ivan Castro and Capt. Joe Bogart – have each overcome the odds to achieve amazing feats and remain on active duty.
The story is similar for many Soldiers: Contact with the enemy, a searing explosion and then darkness. Then comes the crushing realization that the darkness isn't temporary, it's permanent.
In a nondescript building just off the beaten path on Fort Belvoir, Va., is a state-of-the-art facility that houses priceless works of art and artifacts that tell the stories of an army and its Soldiers.
Army "Night Stalkers" from the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) pledge to take on the most impossible missions, even when they know they won't return.
"Triple Nickle" Soldiers become the Army's first African-American paratroopers, and some of the nation's earliest "smoke jumpers."
A blind active duty Soldier and a wounded U.S. Army veteran join an international team of fellow wounded service members and veterans on a trek to conquer the elements in one of Earth's harshest environments.
Although folklore surrounds the U.S. Army's drummer boys of the 18th and 19th centuries, they and other musicians played a vital role in battlefield and encampment communications.
A former U.S. Army Soldier, wounded in Iraq, conquered her demons. Now she's attempting to conquer the South Pole.