All posts by: Kristin Goodrich

Former Senator James Webb published an article, “Women Can’t Fight,” on Nov. 1, 1979 in the Washingtonian magazine. At that time, the first classes integrated with females were just six months from graduation at the U.S. Military Academy (West Point),...
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Laughter – the explosive kind, the giddy kind, the empathetic kind – and more laughter. Tears – the unbidden kind, the cathartic kind – and the “I’m laughing so hard, I’m crying” kind of tears. The common denominators at our...
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Next weekend, I will be attending a profound reunion with my military sisters as we celebrate turning 50 years young during the 2016-2017 school year. Thirty-one years ago, on July 2, 1985, in hot and humid Annapolis, Maryland, a group...
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This week I’ve enjoyed meeting, by phone, several recently commissioned Navy and Coast Guard ensigns who are currently en route to their first ships and boats. What joy I felt as I shared how faithful the Lord had been to...
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Formation runs. I conjure up sweat running down my back, a side ache, and the sound of somebody calling a cadence. Even today, on a trail run here in Colorado Springs, I heard echoes of “C-130 rolling down the strip…”...
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  Each of us who has served or is serving had to go through boot camp. My first-hand experience of going from civilian to military life happened in the summer of 1985 during a 6-week boot camp experience the U.S....
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