Saturday, January 8, 2011

Sgt. Jill Stevens, Utah National Guard's 1st Bat­tal­ion, 211th Avi­a­tion Reg­i­ment served her country in Afghanistan.

This shows that the combination of Beauty, Brains and Patriotism is always a winning combination....ARMY STRONG INDEED. Sgt. Jill Stevens, Utah National Guard.

A com­bat medic and Miss Utah 2007, Sgt. Jill Stevens is a mem­ber of the Utah National Guard's 1st Bat­tal­ion, 211th Avi­a­tion Reg­i­ment.

Sgt. Jill Stevens gives moti­va­tional talks to stu­dents about her slo­gan, "Lock and Load," which she trans­lates to "Be ready for any­thing and make every moment count." And last month she vis­ited Sol­diers at Wal­ter Reed Army Med­ical Cen­ter in Wash­ing­ton, D.C., and ran the Marine Corps Marathon.

Sgt. Stevens joined the Army National Guard six months before 9/11. Two years later, she deployed to Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, where she cared for 10 to 40 Sol­diers a day at the med­ical aid station.

It was in Afghanistan that retired Sgt. 1st Class Lee Porter pre­dicted Sgt. Stevens would one day be Miss Amer­ica, a year before she con­sid­ered enter­ing a pageant. "She's an all-around amaz­ing girl, the type of per­son who's going to make a dif­fer­ence in people's lives," he said.

The divide between Sol­dier and beauty queen, beret and tiara, evening gown and Army com­bat uni­form, is not so vast to Sgt. Stevens.

"To me, they go hand in hand. The mil­i­tary wants peo­ple to get an edu­ca­tion, to be fit and, above all, to serve. It's the same with Miss Amer­ica. They also want you to be edu­cated; they also pro­mote fit­ness; and the biggest part is ser­vice. Both teach you to be leaders."

Which title best suits her?

"Oh, def­i­nitely the Sol­dier," she said. "I show up to my Miss Utah events in uni­form. In parades, I'm in uni­form instead of an evening gown to show that this is who I am."


Bratislav Stepancevic said...

Heloo jill

Pokey said...

Hey, Jill, ae you appearing in Calif.or anyime. How can we get autographed pics or at least oneline autographs - you're really swell and great and all that.

Malcolm Sheriff said...

Hi jill remember me

Roland Matzke said...

Hi Jill, what you are doing today?

alirio said...

El sargento jill es una mujer genial que Dios La Bendiga, me gustaría saber si ella aun esta activa en el ejercito.

Unknown said...

Hola: Espero que alguien lea en español esta nota. Es para ver si se la hacen llegar a la Sra. Jill Stevens. Aparecen algunas de sus fotografias en Internet, con los nombres de: Lydia Walker, Annabelle James, Sgt.Jasmine Henderson, Anita Brown y Elmer Betty, tanto en Facebok, Messenger, Webs de contactos de sexo, etc. Es decir alguien está usurpando su identidad para fines ilícitos y esta persona probablemente lo desconozca.

En el blogspot de PHOTOGRAPHY BY DEREK MILLER, aparecen varias fotos de reportajes
realizados a la Sra. Jill Stevens y en los comentarios, personas que indican que
han visto alguna de estas fotografias en alguna web e incluso mantener contacto con las personas que la suplantan.

Por si es necesario les facilito mi correo electronico:

Un cordial saludo.

alirio said...

Saludos desde Bogota Colombia . hermosa Sargento Jill Stevens. que Dios le bendiga siempre, tal vez tenga la esperanza de algún día de conocerla en persona.