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Soldier Who Wants to Fly is Already Soaring Toward America’s Miss Pageant

National Guard soldiers all learn to move from the civilian world to the military world and back again.It is the nature of citizen soldiers to adapt and make that change.But some soldiers make a much bigger change than others.
On drill weekends, Pvt. 1st Class Karissa Grossman is logistics specialist with Charlie Company, 2-104th General Support Aviation Battalion, Johnstown, Pa.During the week, Grossman is a full-time Army technician working as a tool and parts attendant at the Aviation facility in Johnstown.Recently she has been serving as the Hazmat coordinator for the facility while the technician who normally holds that job is deployed to Afghanistan.
In addition to her work as a Soldier and technician, Grossman has another uniform.This uniform has a sash and the headgear is a crown.Karissa Grossman is currently Miss East Coast after winning her region in the America’s Miss Pageant earlier this year. In July, she will be competing against women from around the country in the Am…