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
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“Just a bunch of girlies” – The Night Witches

All you heard was a “whoosh” as they closed in.  They were so stealthy that radars, infrared, nor radio locators could pick them up.  Flying biplanes stripped of almost everything, the “Night Witches” were the Nazis ultimate nightmare. In a time when women were barred from combat, even in the Soviet Union, these women stepped …

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Afghanistan this week- Two presidents? Troops withdrawing? No peace deal?

Is anyone else getting whiplash from Afghanistan yet?  It seems they cannot make up their minds.  In the news this week- both presidential nominees took their oath, troops are withdrawing and there are reports the peace deal is off already. This also makes us ask- if there is no peace deal, why are we still …

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Iwo Jima and its significance to World War II

When you think of World War II, Hitler and Nazis may come to mind.  Iwo Jima specifically conjures images of Marines fighting the Japanese.  The truth is, Iwo Jima played a significant role in actually ending World War II. World War II progressed intensely as it traveled from Europe to the Asian Pacific region.  While …

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When and how to contact your Congressperson

We the people have a power we often under use and underestimate the power of its use.  That power is the ability to contact the elected members of congress as needed.  This article will help you find out who your congressperson is, when, and how you should contact them. If you are an average citizen, …

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Taliban treaty- The end of war is peace?

This past weekend, the Taliban signed a peace treaty.  For most who have served, those are hard words to swallow.  The Taliban have been in Afghanistan for many decades, while the war with the US has been ongoing for almost two. First and foremost, the Taliban has to continue a “reduction of violence.” They had …

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Updated- MillerCoors facility on lockdown for active shooter

At approximately 2:15 local Milwaukee time, police received calls stating there was an active shooter inside the MillerCoors facility.  The situation is still unfolding and details are still being released.  Several outlets are reporting at least two people have been killed, several injured. According to sources, the shooter was a former employee of MillerCoors, but …

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