Reece, Beth
December 2007
Soldiers;Dec2007, Vol. 62 Issue 12, p4
The article features U.S. Sergeant Jill Stevens deployed in Afghanistan. She is a member of the Utah National Guard's 1st Battalion, 211th Aviation Regiment. Stevens is a combat medic. Stevens was also unanimously named by judges as Miss Utah in June 2007. According to the article, her victory in the pageant guaranteed her for the title of Miss America 2008. The author says that the U.S. Armed Forces needs people like Stevens who has natural ability to connect with people from various background. INSET: The Pageant.


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