Linda Maye Adams

Soldier, Storyteller

Time for a Little Artillery


This photo is courtesy of the Navy and I was delighted to find such an awesome photo.

Woman sailor fires ship artillery

PACIFIC OCEAN (July 4, 2015) Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Tyreonda Gray fires a ceremonial cannon from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) in honor of Independence Day. Ronald Reagan is underway off the coast of Southern California. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Nelson/Released)

My comments:  When I was thinking of enlisting in the military, I checked out the Army first, and then the Navy.  The Navy recruiter told me a lot of people enlisted there because of the uniforms.  They sure do have spiffy uniforms, especially when compared to the ones the Army had during my time.

But I’d never have survived having a white uniform.  Food would take aim at me, and it would always be the kind that stained.

4 Comments

  1. That is a cool photo.

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  2. Lisa

    On the plus side, the Navy dress whites were (are?) that horrible polyester so liquids ran right off. Working whites (we had too many uniforms!) were cotton and wrinkled & stained like there’s no tomorrow. I am also a non-white wearing person. It was a struggle.

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    • I think I would have spent a lot on uniforms!

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  3. livrancourt

    They say you should know your limits, so…

    Great picture!

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