Charlotte Reavis

Charlotte is a Co-Editor for American Grit. She also currently serves as a Public Affairs NCO in the U.S. Army Reserve. She has 15 years in, deployed three times so far and is working toward retirement.

Charlotte Reavis

The Ramp Ceremony never to be forgotten

It’s hard to write articles for Memorial Day, no matter how long you have been doing the job.  How do you put into words the respect and honor you want to convey to readers? Well, years ago, I wrote this poem after witnessing a ramp ceremony. For those that do not know what a ramp …

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Crazy Bety, a Tribute to Military Working Dogs lost

Memorial Day is a time of remembrance and reflection of service members lost. This Memorial weekend, we would like to pay a special tribute to lost military working dogs. One dog comes to mind in particular- Bety. As some of you know, Bety was recently on American Grit Live with Project K-9 Hero. Unfortunately soon …

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NAS Corpus shooting may be “terror related”

This morning, NAS Corpus released a statement saying an active shooter was in the vicinity of the base’s North Gate. They advised all personnel to go into a lockdown status. An hour later, they reported the shooter had been neutralized. Current reports state a vehicle attempted to speed through one of the base security gates. …

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Operation Hero partners with Pasha Mediterranean in San Antonio

Earlier last month, we published an article, here, talking about Grunt Style’s Operation Hero efforts.  The company continues to partner with local San Antonio and Chicago restaurants to provide meals to first responders, healthcare providers, law enforcement, EMS, and volunteers.  This Sunday May 3, Grunt Style will partner with Pasha Mediterranean Grill to provide approximately …

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Syria

What’s going on in Syria these days?

While the news has focused elsewhere, many things are still happening around the world and in our current conflict areas.  One such area happens to be Syria.  The conflict there has recently seen an uptick in action, despite everything going on. In the last 24 hours, two strikes have happened- making three total strikes in …

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Red Cross

The Legacy of Clara Barton: American Red Cross Founder

According to redcross.org, the American Red Cross responds to over 60,000 disasters a year.  Last year, the organization says it served more than 8.4 million snacks and meals.  The American Red Cross is an organization many, including the military, rely on in desperate and disastrous times. While the American Red Cross has its own legacy; …

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Iranian Navy attempts to harrass US Navy

Yesterday, the U.S. Navy’s 5th Fleet released photos and video of Iranian Naval boats getting close to them.  The event happened in international waters off the North Arabian Gulf. In the photos and video, you see several speed boat-looking vessels coming up very quickly to the much larger U.S. Naval ships.  You can also see there …

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Taliban walks out of meeting, Afghan gov’t release 100 prisoners

Sometimes we wonder if the movie “Groundhog Day” was foreshadowing 2020. On today’s American Grit Live, we spoke about how the Taliban walked out of peace talks with the Afghan government. Well, less than an hour later, the headlines show 100 Taliban prisoners were released. Less than a month ago, we wrote a piece, here, …

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