Addie Collins Zinone
discusses new marriage, non-profit agency
FARMINGTON - Addie Collins Zinone
is going soldiering again.
The Barrackville native and North Marion graduate (Class of 1994) has been recalled into active duty with the U.S. Army
and will be deployed back to Iraq in about a month with a rank of staff sergeant.Addie
, as Marion Countians have grown to know her
, has led a busy life since graduating from Temple University
in 1999 where she
was a gymnastics standout.She has done some intern work on NBC's "Today" show, has been a news anchor for WDTV (Channel 5) and was employed by "Access Hollywood" before joining the U.S. Army and going to Iraq late in 2004.
"This definitely was a surprise," she
said of her
recall to active duty status while visiting in her
near Farmington."But given the current situation, everyone knows our job isn't finished yet."She
was in Iraq from November 2003 to November 2004 during a 15-month deployment previously.During that period, she was a member of the 22nd Broadcasting Operations Detachment.This time, she will be a member of the 302nd Mobile Public Affairs detachment, also known as MPAD.She
has been told she'll be in Baghdad again under the 3rd Infantry command.
"To help people understand what I'll be doing, I'm like a reporter covering military operations," she
husband of less than three months will remain in California while she's
in Iraq. "Greg is the executive director of a non-profit organization and we've established another non-profit," she says.
It's called 'Pros vs.
life is taking on a different direction.
...Addie is employed as a senior account executive for a public relations agency in Washington, D.C. It's called Susan Davis International.
"A lot of our clients are military related," she
...Addie Collins Zinone
relaxes at the home of her mother, Linda Collins, near Farmington.