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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A soldier and her Kevlar helmet


When I was in the Army, I wore a helmet that was made of Kelvar.  We called it a Kevlar, rather than a helmet.  Like any piece of a soldier’s uniform, it took on a second life, and there were some tall tales … Rumors were sometimes passed down the convey lines during Desert Storm.  …

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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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Daily Life in the Military: Other Activities


Sick Call Of course maybe somewhere along the week I’ve gotten sick or turned my ankle. For the normal person, you would probably call in sick, and your boss would say that was okay. For the military, it was quite a different, and often frustrating process. Because you couldn’t just be an adult and call …

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Daily Life in the Military: Morning Cleanup


After breakfast, we returned to the barracks to shower and change for the workday. For the female soldiers, we had our own section of the building, and later, after we moved, our own building. During the time after PT, men were not allowed in the barracks at all. It was kind of an unspoken rule, …

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Daily Life in the Military: Physical Training


I picked up a book on what it’s like to be a sous chef, so I thought it would be interesting to follow through the “Daily Life in the Military.” Of course, this was a number of years ago, so some things may have changed and others may not have. Mondays, we’d start the day …

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Measuring, Military Style


One of the things about the Army is the we always had to improvise, and being able to do that was an essential part of how the Army functioned.  A soldier might be out in the middle of nowhere without any of the proper supplies. What happens if the soldiers needs something to accomplish the …

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Desert Storm: Packing Even More Equipment!


I was at Barnes and Noble and saw the “U.S. Army Survival Kit” they were selling. It was a box, about the size of two hardback books laid side by side. Had a blanket and and few other things in. I was kind of scratching my head it because none of seemed particularly hardy enough …

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Desert Storm: A Soldier’s Daily Wear


According to USA Today back in 1990, the average soldier deploying to Desert Shield would be carrying a total of 83 pounds. We were probably a little under that, since they listed the soldiers as carrying bayonets. We definitely didn’t have anything like that! Here’s a list of what we would be wearing in Desert …

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Military legal gets involved on the ALS ice bucket challenge


Over the last few weeks, celebrities like William Shatner and Brent Spiner have taken the ALS Ice Bucket challenge — essentially dumping a bucket of ice water over their heads on video tweeted or Face Booked out to help draw attention to the disease that killed baseball player Lou Gehrig. The lawyers for the military weighed …

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