Founder / Editor
Hey! I’m Riley and I’m an active duty US Army Captain and the Founder of Right and Up. I’m dual military and between myself and my husband we’ve had the opportunity to be stationed at Ft. Knox, Ft. Sill, Ft. Huachuca, Ft. Bliss, Ft. Riley and now Ft. Benning!
My inspiration for creating Right and Up came after listening to so many Soldiers talk about how much they hated their current or previous duty stations because “there’s nothing to do.” Umm, excweeze me, baking powder (Wayne’s World reference, not sure if you got it), I’m not buying it!! Further investigation always proved that most people stay in their comfort zones; going to chain restaurants and not exploring what that duty station is known for (i.e. how can you be stationed at Ft. Bliss and not at least try the local Mexican food?).
Having been stationed at some of the Army’s most stereotypically “armpit” duty stations, I can attest that I’ve loved them all and it only takes a willingness to try new things, and, if you pardon my vomit-worthy Army buzzphrase, get after it. So, if you’re new to a duty station, are currently stationed somewhere and want to see if we’ve found someplace you haven’t tried, are somehow affiliated with the military, or are a local of one of the towns surrounding a military post, check out my site and use it as a tool to make the best of your situation.
Rachel is an Auburn grad (War Damn Eagle!) and holds a degree in journalism. While working as a sports writer covering the Tigers, she met a cute, tall officer stationed at Fort Benning. A few margaritas, conversations about why a no-huddle offense is superior and 18 months later, they got married. They have PCS’d to Fort Huachuca, Fort Riley and will soon head to Washington DC. They have a ridiculously adorable son named Gavin and two furry children, Jeter and Lilly.