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Soldier, Doctor, Senator

Richard Briggs hates sitting in traffic. “Nashville’s is awful, it’s growing so fast. Middle Tennessee is one of the fastest growing parts of the country.” Richard is a Tennessee State Senator, elected in 2014. He lives in west Knoxville…

Bravo Zulu

Retired USAF Colonel and former Wing Commander Tim Dearing lives in a comfortable home not far from Tellico Lake, with his wife Lisa, their daughter Harley, and three shy cats. The house is filled with family photographs and keepsakes,…

Gathering Intelligence

Eric Barton is leading a tour around the Villa Collina, his 40,250-square-foot Italianate mansion in Knoxville, high on a bluff above a bend in the Tennessee River. As he explains the energy improvements that he’s overseen, the art and…

Survivor

Leaning out of a HH-43B “Huskie” rescue helicopter, its intermeshing blades spinning inches above the tree tops, U.S. Airman First Class William A. Robinson swung a rescue cable toward the Air Force pilot nearly 100-feet below in the dense…

A Life of Service

It’s a sunny, blue-sky day, one of those days when the air is clear and distant objects are easily visible. It’s a good day to reflect upon where you’ve been, where you are, and where you’re going. As I sit with former U.S. Army Captain Ron…