Spring 2014

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Submit your story as a military veteran, or family member or friend of a military veteran, by e-mailing northernvision@unco.edu Submissions may appear in an upcoming print edition of the magazine.

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"I enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 2005 after dropping out of the University I was attending. I thought there was more to life than partying and listening to a professor who knew little of what the real world was about. I decided I needed a change and to travel the world." Read more

"I am a graduate of Colorado State College (before it was called UNC) and was commissioned as a 2LT through the AFROTC program, Det. 100, on Dec. 7, 1960. I completed 23+ years on active duty and retired on July 1, 1984 in the grade of Lt. Col." Read more

"I am a 1992 graduate of UNC, with BA degrees in Theater and Journalism. I joined the Army in 2009 and am currently a photojournalist stationed at Fort Hood, Texas. I deployed to Afghanistan from April 2011 to April 2012. In 2011 I received the Thomas Jefferson award for outstanding new writer in the U.S. military, and this year I received the Paul D. Savanuck Military Journalist of the Year award. Read more

"I come from an academic and military family. Both parents were teachers and held other professional positions. My sister and I were teachers. Shortly after I graduated form high school, I enlisted in the US Air Force, mainly because I could. The Air Force and Navy only accepted high school graduates, and I wanted to avoid combat arms and a trip to Viet Nam. As luck would have it, or fate, or destiny, I arrived in Viet Nam in March 1968. I spent the next twelve months with the US and South Vietnamese Army directing air strikes." Read more

"I graduated in 1966 and entered the US Army. Traveled all over the world to include a time in Vietnam. When I left the military I worked at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, Texas, for about five 5 years. A friend of mine convinced me I needed to be a Medical Recruiter and for the next 20 years, that is exactly what I did throughout the United States and overseas." Read more

Reader Comments:

"I was remiss in not praising the great cover of Northern Vision Magazine. Not only is it beautiful but as a Veteran of the U.S. Army it made me feel proud that I served, thank you, thank you!"
- Dan Benavidez


UNC students in instructor Lynn Cornelius’ Fiber Arts class created a “yarn bombing” project at a bus stop in downtown Greeley last fall. The increasingly popular form of street art uses yarn to temporarily transform a public space and get people to think about their everyday environment differently.

More pictures and video of the project

Photo courtesy of Barry LaPoint