Jennifer Hlad covers West Coast and national stories for Stars and Stripes.
She previously covered the Pentagon for Stars and Stripes and has also worked as a reporter for daily newspapers in Georgia and South Carolina, as a producer and web editor for a television station in Wilmington, N.C., and as a military reporter and interactive content editor for The Daily News in Jacksonville, N.C. She also was press secretary for Sen. Barbara Mikulski.
Jennifer earned her bachelor of arts in journalism from the University of Georgia’s Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, and her master of journalism from the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism.
She is married to a Marine officer and lives in Carlsbad, Calif.
An interesting perspective to take on the displays of light and sound is from above, which means the hills ringing a town and their scenic overlooks are often heavily visited on this night. Here are some of the doings planned.