Third Army journalists honored

February 19, 2013 

— Several Third Army military journalists will be showcasing their work in an Army-wide competition after winning honors for work.

The soldiers were all honored for outstanding work in the Third Army/ARCENT Journalism Contest earlier this year for print and broadcast pieces.

The contest this year was judged by a panel of military and civilian judges, including The State newspaper visual editor Tom Peyton.

A full list of the winners is below. Click on the story titles to read the full text of each article.

Print:

Category C: Magazine Format Publication (unit category)

Desert Voice - (Third Army/ARCENT Public Affairs)

Category I: News Article (individual category)

1st Place: Boy Dream - Sgt. Alexander Neely 12th PAD

2nd Place: Operation True Giving - Spc. Sharmain Burch, Third Army/ARCENT Public Affairs

3rd Place: Lean Six Sigma - Sgt. Alexander Neely, 12th PAD

Honorable Mention: Third Army Welcomes New Chief of Staff - Sgt. 1st Class Tony Spain, Third Army/ARCENT Public Affairs

Category J: News Article Feature (individual category)

1st Place: First U.S. Army Cantor Spreads Faith - Sgt. Alexander Neely, 12th PAD

2nd Place: Army Likes Social Media - Sgt. Ryan Holt, 12th PAD

3rd Place: Army Conducts Largest Mental Health Screening - Sgt. Josh Holt, 12th PAD

Category K: Human Interest Feature (individual category)

1st Place: Female Best Warrior - Sgt. Alexander Neely, 12th PAD

Category P: Photojournalism (individual category)

1st Place: Soldier Surprises Son - Sgt. 1st Class Tony Spain, Third Army/ARCENT Public Affairs

Category Q: Photograph (individual category)

1st Place: Exhausted - Sgt. Ryan Holt, 12th PAD

2nd Place: By the light of the moon - Sgt. Alexander Neely, 12th PAD

3rd Place: Leg-Up - Sgt. Alexander Neely, 12th PAD

Category S: Deployed Photograph (individual category)

1st Place: Silent Struggle - Sgt. Alexander Neely, 12th PAD

Category I: Television Spot (Individual Category)

1st Place: Fuel - Sgt. Rick Gallardo, 12th PAD

2nd Place: Emotional - Sgt. Ben Kelly, 12th PAD

3rd Place: Fitness - Sgt. Alexander Neely, 12th PAD

Category J: Television News Report (Individual Category)

1st Place: Archery Coach - Staff Sgt. Ashleigh Torres, Third Army/ARCENT Public Affairs

2nd Place: Desert Vision Drawdown - Staff Sgt. Ashleigh Torres, Third Army/ARCENT Public Affairs

3rd Place: Desert Vision July - Sgt. Ben Kelly, 12th PAD

Honorable Mention: DDKS Closes - Sgt. Ben Kelly, 12th PAD

Category N: Regional Television Newscast (unit category)

1st Place: Desert Vision - Third Army/ARCENT Public Affairs

Category U: Deployed Television Feature Report (individual category)

1st Place: The Daily Grind: Firefighters - Sgt. Joshua Holt, 12th PAD

From staff reports

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