Terry Hurley joined the Army in 1981, following her high school graduation. She has served in North Carolina, Georgia, Arizona, Virginia, Georgia, Arizona, Kansas and at the Pentagon. Overseas, she has served tours in Germany and Korea, and deployed twice in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, where she served in Saudia Arabia and Kuwait, as well as Operation Restore Hope in Somalia. She has worked primarily in communications, but also in Personnel and as an Equal Opportunity Officer.
Hurley left the service at age 40, on medical retirement, and on her time in service, she says, “My military experiences have made me the woman I am today. As I write about these experiences, my life becomes clearer. I have changed. I am more focused. I see the world through opened eyes.” Powder is the second venue in which Hurley has published her writing, after a piece about her “Military Family” inChicken Soup for Military Wives.