22 Sep '14, 12pm

Parents of #Military Service Members Enlist Support from Fellow #Starbucks Partners

A day before her 17th birthday this year, Alexis came home from school and told her mom she wanted to join the U.S. Army and she had an appointment with a military recruiter in an hour. “Where in the world did this come from? We’re not from a military family so this was a little out of left field,” said Sarah Cornn. It’ll pass, she thought. This is a phase. It didn’t. It wasn’t. Weeks later, Alexis and Sarah were comparing branches of military service. Throughout her childhood, Alexis loved anything related to space. And since she dreamed of one day working for NASA, Alexis decided to pursue service with the Air Force. She took the entry test, passed her physical and was good to go. Except for one thing. Alexis graduated from high school early and was under the age of consent. “I had to make the hard decision to sign that consent form and let my one and only child fly the ...

Full article: http://news.starbucks.com/news/parents-of-military-enlist...

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