If the Academy Awards can be said to register the cultural pulse of the nation, America clearly retains its uneasy …
The Candywoman…Makes the World Taste Good!
More Navy Women Joining the Silent Service
The Navy has announced that women officers will start to be assigned to Virginia-class attack submarines as soon as next year. And that enlisted women would likely follow.
It also is assigning women to five more crews of the …
Sexual Assault: The Danger of Isolation
The Pentagon announced Tuesday that there will be more training for commanders and senior leaders to help prevent sexual assault in the ranks. “The men and women of the U.S. military deserve an environment that is free from the …
Uniform Matters: If it Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It
I’ve noticed quite a few comments both in Navy Times and on Facebook’s Female Navy Officers page about uniform changes. As usual, many are complaining about them.
I do recall when I was in the Navy, uniform changes came …
Body Armor for Women…At Last
Of Reunions, Remembrances, and Such
This past weekend was spent in Portland, Oregon, at a reunion of sailors from the USS Hector (AR-7), my first ship.
I served from December 1980 until November 1982 as Diving Officer. There were several folks from my time on …
How You Know We’ve Been at War Too Long
A couple of incoming email rounds over the Labor Day Weekend wonder why something called the Creative Arts Dance Team helped the 82nd Airborne Division celebrate Women’s Equality Day Aug. 24 at Bagram air base.
You know Bagram …
Air Force Heroes…And Heroines
Latest roster of Air Force heroes – or, as the service prefers to call them, “Portraits in Courage” – consists of 20 airmen who recently performed heroic feats, mostly in Afghanistan. They all make for inspiring reading, especially if you’re stuck behind a desk. Four of the 20 – 20% — are women. Females make up 19.1% of the …
“It seems unlikely that female members of the Army versus those of the other service branches are truly at higher risk of clinically significant mental, musculoskeletal, reproductive system, and respiratory disorders as well as headaches (including migraines) after wartime service in the same geographic regions…Whatever the case, the finding deserves further investigation.”