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BTN LiveBIG: Hawkeye student blazes a trail in the Iowa National Guard

Iowa sophomore Megan Reaska is in the process of becoming the first female combat engineer in the state’s National Guard. And while she’s proud of this, Reaska admitted she’s something of an accidental trailblazer. “I didn’t know that when I first decided to be a combat engineer,” she said. “That’s a pretty cool feeling.” Born and raised in Streeter, Ill., Reaska spent the past few years moving between Iowa and Texas due to her father’s work. Now settled in Iowa for school, she’s looking to the future. “I’ve been thinking about [military service] for a while now,” she said. “My

BTN LiveBIG: Penn State heads west to serve students in the military

San Diego is thousands of miles from State College in a geographic — and possibly cultural — sense. Still, the California city will be the site of Penn State University’s (PSU) newest classroom next fall. What’s the connection between the campus in the shadow of Mount Nittany and “America’s Finest City?” Craig Weidemann, Penn State’s vice president for outreach and vice provost for online education, explains. “We have a long history of educating members of the armed forces, and they were really interested in working with us to provide another learning institution,” he said. “San Diego was the natural choice;