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Outside the wire: Cavalry Scout on a mission to inspire others through wellness and fitness

Outside the wire: Cavalry Scout on a mission to inspire others through wellness and fitness

November 13, 2014

Nov. 12, 2014 By Vesna Brajkovic At first glance, Thomas Slaten looks like a typical college student: casual and relaxed, sporting a hoodie and sweats. The only thing that could possibly give him away is his standard military cut. Enlisted at 17 and deployed to Iraq by 19, junior Thomas “Tom”...

Honoring our heroes

Honoring our heroes

November 13, 2013

By Michael Riley Ryan Lonergan sat in his high school English class listening to his fellow classmates ask their teacher about college. For him, these questions seemed like a foreign language.  His teacher explained how she was working toward her masters, which cost her nearly $30,000 a year. Lonergan...

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