Military editor @fayobserver covering @ftbraggnc, Atropia & Pineland. @UofSC alum. Past embeds: Iraq ('11) Afghanistan ('12 & '14x2). Fmr @goupstate @shelbystar

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Drew Brooks leads coverage of the military and Fort Bragg, North Carolina for the Fayetteville Observer.
He has reported on troops serving overseas four times, including three times in Afghanistan (April-May 2012, April-May 2014 and November-December 2014) and once in Iraq and Kuwait (November 20...

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Jun 27, 2017

RT @JDNews: Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune dedicated in morning ceremony 

Jun 27, 2017

RT @AP: BREAKING: Commander of Alabama military post says 911 calls about potential active shooter prompted lockdown; no shooter found.

Jun 27, 2017

RT @LeoShane: Good news for "bad paper" vets -- VA to open emergency rooms to OTH vets for emergency mental health starting July 5 

Jun 27, 2017

RT @82ndABNDiv: Who wore the maroon beret best? CSM Gaskins or Rihanna? find out on ep 25 of AA Leg podcast re: history of beret:…

Jun 27, 2017

RT @CDicksteinDC: Lockdown lifted at Army's Redstone Arsenal. No details available still, pao says. No word on shots fired, injuries or arrests

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What's your favorite social network?

Twitter. It's invaluable as a way to find story ideas and engage readers and sources alike.

What was your first job as a journalist?

My first job as a journalist came while I was in college at the University of South Carolina, helping cover the state legislature for the AP.

How is social media changing news?

Twitter, specifically, is allowing a direct link between readers and journalists. It also allows the reader to see the writer's personality.

Society of Professional Journalists Award

2013 - 2nd Place in Nondeadline Reporting for Small Dailies - Green Eyeshade Awards

N.C. Press Association Award

2012 - General News Reporting - Dailies Circulation 35,000 and higher
1st Place for my series on the Battle for Ghazni, Afghanistan