Linda Maye Adams

Soldier, Storyteller

Category Archives: Military

Men and Women Military Living Together? Shocking!


The Marines Corps has some growing pains with regards to women living with the men in the field.  Any one of the military services are notorious for being slow to change, and this particular change is pretty glacial. “You’re going to have sex, you’re going to have love, you’re going to have relationships, and it’s …

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Navy Not Understanding Women


Uniform changes are always hard for the military personnel.  It was something we wore every day, so a little change could be a big impact.  We got the black beret at tail end of my time in service.  The thing was awful.  The previous hat was cotton and could be tossed in the wash when …

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Inside the cockpit of the Blue Angels


My father sent this to me.  It’s a camera inside the cockpit of one of the Blue Angels.  Some stunning footage!  

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What the Heck is a Military Order


I’m working on a scene in the next book in my GALCOM series (the first is Crying Planet, coming out this month).  The main character is a civilian contractor recruited by the military because she can see ghosts.  So she is serving on this big spaceship, the only civilian there. And the subject of orders comes …

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Being an INTP in the Military


When I first got out of the military, I was able to do a Myers-Brigg test to see where I fit on the 16 personalities.  I’m an INTP, which is probably the smallest percentage out of all the personalities.  But when I saw the results of that test, I realized how true they were. Among …

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Christmas Lights for Soldiers


This is Lee Greenwood’s iconic song God Bless The USA done to Christmas lights.  It was kind of like a Desert Storm theme song–when I returned home, I heard it everywhere on the radio.  The radio stations would play it on the anniversary of the start of the war, until the second Iraq war started. …

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The Soldier’s Christmas Poem


I’ve always found there’s something magical about Christmas.  It’s a time where hope comes out and reminds us that things can be better if we make the effort.  This is The Soldier’s Christmas Poem about Santa visiting the house of a soldier.   — As I write this, we’re in single digits outside.  That’s early …

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Civilians try out the MRE (Meals Ready to Eat)


MRE, or Meals Ready to Eat is a common meal given to the soldiers in the field or at war.  In the field, it was a lunch meal.  During Desert Storm, there was a point where we at three MREs a day, mainly because the mess hall was so far away and the food was …

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Women of Pearl Harbor – 75 years


When I was growing up, I remember headlines on December 7, honoring the loss of lives at Pearl Harbor.  Now it largely feels like an afterthought, getting a passing mention if it’s a slow news day.  I got to see the memorial back in the early 80s, when I visited Hawaii.  I could see the very …

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The Effects of War (A Christmas and Hollywood story)


I always like to read the behind the scenes of movies and TV series.  I’m not interested in back biting or childish antics of actors, but the personal side of working in a creative environment. Sometimes even war affects that, like in one of the best known Christmas movies, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” which starred Jimmy …

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