ABOUT ORIANA K. PAWLYK
I’m Military.com’s air warfare reporter covering everything from the latest personnel trends, investigations, defense technology, to Air Force operations all over the world. I am also an active member of the Pentagon Press Association.
I received the American Legion Fourth Estate New Media Award in 2019.
I previously covered air campaign operations in the Middle East and Europe, plus uniforms, cyber, Guard and Reserve duties, physical training and technology for Air Force Times.
I edited the Military Times Early Bird Brief newsletter in 2015, compiling the top national security stories driving the day. I started out my national security news career before that as the deputy news editor for Air Force Times.
I became a Paul Miller Washington Reporting Fellow hosted by the National Press Foundation in July 2013. Through the nine month program, I was given the opportunity to correspond with officials, experts and seasoned journalists in the Washington, D.C., area while also learning from newfound peers and colleagues.
I attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where I received a bachelor’s in Journalism and English Literature. I was an editorial editor and columnist for the university newspaper, The Miami Student.
An American Ukrainian from Chicago, I am bilingually proficient in Ukrainian, and grew up learning Ukrainian arts, culture, history and literature.
My interests include world cultures, international governments, history, intelligence agencies, cybersecurity, geopolitics, the military and written literature on all of the above.