Sergeant Miss America

In lighter veterans news an Army National Guard sergeant is gearing up to participate in the next Miss America pageant. She's Jill Stevens, an Afghanistan veteran, a combat medic, and Miss Utah 2007. Stevens even has a personal website, hosted by the Army, detailing her Miss America run. "G.I. Jill," they call it.

Sgt. Stevens had just started nursing school at Southern Utah University in the fall of 2005 when the school's pageant director recruited her to run for Miss SUU.

"I was like, 'Yeah, right.' I wear combat boots; I don't do heels," she said.

Here's an interview Stevens did with Soldiers Radio and Television: