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September 01, 2010 | Sergeant Rachel Medley

Rachel Medley shares her Army story from starting out as a combat medic in Iraq to 'manning-up' for Airborne school. She describes being in the Army as the perfect job and can't think of any other way to spend her life.


  • Cam Swegman
    9/1/2010 6:48 PM
    Was such a pleasure meeting Sergeant Rachel Medley and the other U.S. Army Golden Knights who came to share OpenCamp. I didn't realize you were from Eureka, CA until I watched this video! One of my favorite towns!
  • Fred Johnson
    9/5/2010 11:44 AM
    Great story Sergeant Medley. Well done
  • Courtney Bishop
    9/5/2010 6:50 PM
    great story. I'm just finishing my RN degree and thinking about joining and this video was great! What would an RN be doing?
  • Fred Johnson
    9/5/2010 7:49 PM
    Courtney there are all kinds of opportunities for an RN. Your local recruiter can discuss all the options. Thanks for posting and considering the Army as a possibilitiy.
  • Fred Johnson
    9/5/2010 8:20 PM
    Courtney, I can also assist by putting youi in contact with someone. I can be contacted at and you can also go to for more information, as well. Thanks. Again.
  • Scott McGee
    9/7/2010 11:55 AM
    Great Story!
  • Diana Nguyen
    8/15/2012 10:26 AM
    I have been looking for the female perspective on 68W and so far I have only found the male perspective. This story is perfect and has given me more excitement for when I ship out to be a 68W. Thanks for the extra motivation!

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