Allison Churchill

Writer and editor since 1983.

My first published work, when I was 5, was a poem about pizza in the Kenmore School District poetry book. I went on to write and edit for the Mineral Daily News-Tribune, in Keyser, W.Va.; for the Army in Fort Hood, Texas, and various camps in Iraq; and Scholastic, Insider and Guideposts in New York, N.Y. Most recently freelancing for Indiana-based AmeriForce Media. Proud member of Solutions Journalism Network, Society of Professional Journalists and Military Veterans in Journalism and Veterans in Media and Entertainment.

Some of my favorite samples:

From the Mineral Daily News-Tribune, Feb. 23, 2002, “Local churches united in worship, divided in practice of Lent.”

From the Mineral Daily News-Tribune, May 1, 2002, “Piedmont native brings home California style.

From the Mineral Daily News-Tribune, June 24, 2002, “A new life begins for local cancer survivor.”

From DVIDS, Oct. 4, 2006, “MND-B Soldiers provide aid to Baghdad citizens.”

From DVIDS, Aug. 8, 2008, “Bandits Share Knowledge with Salvadorans.”

From DVIDS, Sept. 8, 2008, “Sky’s the limit for new U.S. citizen.”

From Guard Times magazine, Winter 2009 (page 25), “Comic Performs for Full House of Fellow Soldiers.”

From, July 1, 2009, “Last Outpost in Wasit back in Iraqi Hands.”

From Scholastic’s DynaMath, January 2013, “Racing to Save Wolves.”

From Scholastic’s MATH, December 10, 2012, “Bargain Hunters.”

From Business Insider, Nov. 12, 2012, “Successful Former Military Members Show Troops the Way on ‘The Outside.’

From Guideposts, August 19, 2016, “Rio 2016: 4 Inspiring Observations at the Olympics.”

From Guideposts, July 28, 2017, “Someone Cares: Earth Friendly.” 

From Mysterious Ways, February/March 2018, “Wonderful World.” 

From Guideposts, April 2018, “I Will Right Myself Like a Soldier.” 

From Guideposts, October 2019, “Someone Cares: Write on, Matey!” 

From Guideposts, September 2020, “Family Room.

From Reserve + National Guard, March 25, 2021, “Missouri Guardsmen open combat arms door to women.” 

From Military Influencer, August 2021 (pages 28 and 29), “Army Chick Fitness Team teaches soldiers strength and skills.” 

From Military Families, Dec. 7, 2021, “‘To What Remains’: New documentary focuses on team bringing home MIAs.” 

From Reserve + National Guard, 2nd Quarter, 2022 (pages 8 and 9), “Harris: YRRP offers resiliency-building tools.” 

From Reserve + National Guard, June 1, 2022, “Reservists’ caregivers advocate for passage of Elizabeth Dole Act.” 

From Military Families, June 17, 2022, “Following Dad’s footsteps into service.” 

From Reserve + National Guard, 3rd Quarter, 2022 (pages 8 and 9), “Army Secretary keeps reserve component’s needs in mind with future planning.

From Military Families, Military Education Guide 2022 (pages 14 and 15), “3 Veterans who used GI Bill benefits to pursue non-traditional education.

From Reserve + National Guard, July 20, 2022, “Purple Resolve resiliency program makes tangible difference in guardsmen’s lives.” 

From Reserve + National Guard, 4th Quarter 2022 (pages 8 and 9, and pages 16 through 19), “New era for Sinai Peninsula peacekeeping mission begins” and “Purple Resolve offers ‘preventative’ approach to mental wellness” (expanded version of the July 20 digital feature).

From Military Influencer, October 2022 (pages 12 and 13), “New Orleans-based Marine launches ‘above average’ clothing brand.” 

From The NonProfit Times, November 2022 (pages 16 and 17), “Multigenerational Connection.”

From West Side Spirit, Nov. 4, 2022, “Finding a Military Community in NYC.” 


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