Interests: Running (badly), Traveling, Scrapbooking, Attempting science projects with my kids (usually end up with something oozing and clogging the sink)
Allison Perkins has been writing about the military for publications around the globe since 1996. After graduating from Northeastern University she became the bureau chief in Taegu, South Korea, for Pacific Stars and Stripes. There, she traveled with troops as they trained throughout Asia. She later covered military news, among other topics, for the Greensboro News & Record and has written for several publications including The Boston Globe and Our State magazine. In 2005, she was embedded with North Carolina troops as they traveled to Iraq. Allison left the battlefield behind to write about military families with several web-based publications, including Operation Homefront Online. Allison, who is an Army wife, currently lives in Honolulu, HI, with her husband, an active duty soldier, and their four children.