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News Updates

Hawaii Tribune Herald - Cyclist's Tour of Duty by Colin M. Stewart

October 3, 2011 (Inactive)


Los Angeles Daily News - Bike Rider Spreads Word about Vet Needs by Dennis McCarthy

September 18, 2011 (Active Article)


KTVF - Fort Wainwright to JBER, part 2 by Monte Bowen

August 10th, 2011 (Inactive)


KTVF11 - Fort Wainwright to JBER video coverage

August 8th, 2011 (Inactive)


KTVF11 - Spreading the word about the military and veterans by Monte Bowen

August 8th, 2011 (Inactive)


Northwest Guardian - An 18,000-mile journey to help military veterans by Somer Breeze-Hanson

August 4th, 2011 (Active story with Images by Ingrid Barrentine)


Air Force Times - Retired Army couple to visit 50 states in Vet awareness effort by Amber James

July 8th, 2011 (Active Story)


KRTV - Retired military couple cycling across U.S. stops in Great Falls by Erin Schermele

July 5, 2011 (Active Story and image)


Great Falls Tribune - Retired army couple wants to shine spotlight on veterans' issues by Mauro Whiteman

July 3, 2011 (Inactive link)


Upper Michigan - Making a 18,000 Mile Bicycle Trip for Veterans by Nikki Davidson 

June 6, 2011(Active link for story and separate image link)


VFW Home for Children Visit by Steve Lawrence

May 27, 2011 (Active link but some problems getting it to work)“a-must”-for-duty-honor-america-tour/


WZZM Online - Support Group Visits Local Veterans by Peter Ross and Jessica Puchala 

May 27, 2011 (Active Video and article)   


AUSA News - Veteran cycles across U.S. to honor troops

May 1, 2011 (Active Article)


GUIDON, Fort Leonard Wood - Retired Military Couple take up Cycling for Veterans by Jasmine Walthall

April 14, 2011 (Active Article with fabulous photo)


ARNEWS - Army Women Honored for Paving New Path by Rob McIlvaine

March 19, 2011 (Article Active for Class of 1980 women Deb attended)


The Lawton Constitution -  Retired couple on road trip for military families by Mitch Meador

March 4, 2011 (Inactive)


KSWO-TV 7 Lawton, OK - Former Soldier Cycling Across US to Support Troops

March 3, 2011 (Active Article)


Sierra Vista Herald News - CHEERS: Biking for patriotism

January 29, 2011 (Inactive)


Sierra Vista Herald News - Around Your Town by Beatrice Richardson

January 26, 2011 (Inactive)


Sierra Vista Herald News - Bicyclist travels 50 states for duty, honor, America by Bill Hess

January 25, 2011 (Inactive)


Fort Sam Houston News - Former Army Officer Pedals Across USA Raising Awareness for Veterans by Steve Elliott

January 13, 2011 (Inactive)

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Antonio Express-News - Riding to remember the troops by Sig Christenson

January 11, 2011 (Active article and 6 fabulous images)

Retired Army officer is cycling through all 50 states for a year.  The idea is to remind people of the sacrifices Soldiers and their families make during 12 month tours of the war zone. 


Eufaula Tribune - Cyclist on a mission cruises through Eufaula, Georgetown by Anastasia Scarborough

December 12, 2010 (Inactive) 


Harford Courant - New Britain next stop for veteran's bike tour - by Don Stacom

October 19, 2010 (Active short announcement),0,2121133.story


The Mountaineer Online - Army retirees hit the road to promote sensitivity for nation's military - by Paul Steven Ghiringhelli

October 14, 2010 (Active Article posted on


Tupper Lake Press - First stop in 50 state tour by Newton Greiner

October 13, 2010 (inactive)


News Channel 7 Website by lectrichead -  Duty, Honor, America Tour Send-off 

October 9, 2010 (Active article and 3 images)

Doug Adams and his wife Deb Lewis, veterans, will be traveling the 50 states - Doug on his bike and Deb following in an RV; in an effort to raise awareness of support for veterans. A group of Fort Drum soldiers and some civilians rode with him on the way out of the city. I rode to Black River where the rest of us turned around and he continued on his journey.


Channel 7 WWNYTV by Stacey Lange

October 6, 2010 (active story and video)

Wonderful send-off story from Watertown, NY and Fort Drum Community


Honored Role (part 21): Col. (ret.) Debra Lewis — Actions Matter Most by Donna McAleer (author of Porcelain on Steel) (Active Article)

August 27, 2010 This is the 21st installment in the Honored Role Series. Not one to rest idly, less than six months after retiring from the Army, Colonel Debra Lewis is taking action on another mission. This one, accompanied by Lt. Col. (ret.) Doug Adams, her spouse, is a 16,000-mile yearlong cycling tour of the United States to [...] Read the full article.


West Point Class of '80 grad reflects on first class of female cadets by Mike Strasser, West Point Public Affairs (Active Article)

May 26, 2010

She plans to travel to all 50 states with her husband, retired Lt. Col. Doug Adams, as they embark on a yearlong "Duty, Honor, America Tour" to recognize and commemorate the sacrifice and selfless service of American Soldiers and their Families, past and present. In addition, they will help explore with other organizations and individuals methods to provide support. Read the full article.

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