The Root: How An Air Force Officer Turned Into A Beauty Queen

“Veterans Day is a time to remember and thank not just those who have retired from the military but also those still in uniform in service to the country. That is why on this Veterans Day, the reigning Miss Black USA 2014 will be at a Veterans Hospital in Arizona, handing out thank-you cards.

But 26-year-old Jasmine Mone’ Alexander is not just a black woman with a crown; she is also a first lieutenant in the Air Force, working as an intelligence officer stationed at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs.”  Read more here.