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Selfless Service vBy Aimee Huntley At first glance you would never guess that Angi Juhl had been a soldier in the Army. Clad in a figure flattering, floral dress, bright fuchsia lipstick and hair in a casual, yet stylish up do, she appears like many beauticians I have known. These are the outgoing, dynamic, creative types, who showcase their artistry by beautifying the masses. But for these artists, their canvas is hair. Aside from her good-humored spunk and glamour, there is an underlying no-nonsense, tell-it-like-it-is quality that enables me to envision Angi in combat boots and khaki camouflage fatigues as well. I see not only a hairdresser, but also a leader and a teacher too. Born and raised in Sioux Falls, Angi has lived in Yankton for the past eleven years with her husband, Angel, and their three children. Angi worked various jobs in her youth until at age eighteen, when it was no surprise to anyone, she enlisted in the Army Reserves in 1999. In enlisting she followed the military footsteps of her mother, uncle, aunt and great grandfather, all of whom previously had careers in the army. Her mother actually conceived her while on active duty at Darmstadt; a US Army base located in Cooperstrasse, Germany. She jokes that there was one family member “who defected to the Air force and we give him a hard time when he’s over for the holidays”. Her basic training was, “way out in the woods”, in Fort Leonard Missouri. Angi originally hoped to be a criminal profiler for the army, but decided on training as a Nuclear Biological Chemical Specialist instead. Her MOS, or military occupational specialty code is SPC, with a rank or grade, of E4, which means specialist. She said “That was high enough for me. I was high enough to delegate, but not high enough to have to make snap life changing decisions. I didn’t want to have other people’s lives in my hands. It was perfect.” During her eight years as a reservist, Angi’s work as an NBC specialist included creating smoke screens to protect and camouflage troops from enemy fire. Smokescreens can be deployed in a grenade or canister, or made from a moving vehicle such as a tank or battleship. While the use of smokescreens for warfare dates back hundreds of years, it became most effectively utilized early during WWII using the Patterson system. Prior to Patterson, Thomas Edison had been among those hired by the US government to help create a more effective smoke machine. Alonzo Patterson, AKA: Smoky, was an infamous rum runner that used smoke A Sunny Winter Retreat For Seniors Spend the Winter With Us... No sidewalks to shovel...always warm & cozy Senior Apartments... The perfect blend of privacy & community Independent Apartments: •1 or 2 bedroom apartments available •Homemade meals available in dining room •Kitchen with appliances Assisted Living: Walnut Village SENIOR LIVING 4vHERVOICEvSEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2018 •Assistance with personal tasks •3 delicious meals daily plus snacks •Medication management ...a refined choice for your golden years 613 Walnut, Yankton, SD • 605-664-4220

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