Posts tagged with: #navywomen

Significant

We stood on the edge of the green grass that day and looked out over the white crosses. My mind imagined the faces of young men who never went home. Boys really, many of them, who went to a foreign...

“Women Can’t Fight” – His Manifesto and My Legacy

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),...

We Were Sailors Once…And Young: Military Reunions Part 2

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...

Sound Off!

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…”...

Everything I Need to Know I Learned in Boot Camp

  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....