Linda Maye Adams

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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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View of the Blue Angels


Earlier this year, the Blue Angels were in Washington, DC, and they were doing some aerial photography—so they would be flying overhead.  The first time I heard the jet engines, which were quite distinctive, it hit me that it was them.  By the time I got to the window, they were long gone. The second …

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Navy discontinues its blueberry uniforms


Uniforms are an important part of life for both soldiers and the military.  For the soldiers, it’s what they wear, every day that they report to duty.  For the military, and especially the higher ups, it’s a way to make their mark on the service, and a very visible one, before they retire. And usually, …

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The Biggest Fear of War


There were lots of things to be afraid of during Desert Storm: Getting gassed, getting hit by a scud, enemy troops—and getting captured. I watched the very bad Jessica Lynch movie and nearly had a meltdown when the commander of the convoy knew he was lost and kept driving in the same direction anyway, which …

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Monster Ships: Aircraft Carriers


When I went to Hawaii back in the 1980s, there was an aircraft carrier in the harbor. This was pre-military for me, and the first time I’d ever seen a Navy ship that wasn’t part of a museum (a World War II submarine in Wisconsin). I think it was one of the smaller ones, but …

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U.S. Navy Band takes on the oldies


This one’s courtesy of my cousin, Sonya.  The Navy band performed on the steps of the Navy Memorial in Washington, DC, singing some classic oldies.  They look like they’re having a blast!

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Navy’s one size fits all on uniforms


When I was in the army, I never much liked the skirt part of the Class A uniform (which was green then).  The reason was pretty basic: If I wore the skirt, I had to wear those god-awful pumps.  My feet are very wide, and anything pointed = bad, bad idea. Women have always had …

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Women on subs


I grew up watching reruns of Sea Hunt with Lloyd Bridges, and Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea,  with David Hedison.  I managed David’s website for about 10 years. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea was set on board a futuristic submarine with these awesome front windows so you could see what was …

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Navy and Marine Corps changing gender-based job titles


It’s been—must be decades now—since I had anyone call a flight attendant a stewardess or steward.  It never made sense to me.  Why did we need to identify in the job title that the person was male or female? Now the Marine Corps and the Navy are changing their job titles, like corpsman, to be …

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