Linda Maye Adams

Soldier, Storyteller

Tag Archives: Women Soldiers

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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Navajo Women May Have Been the First Enlisted in the Military


A historian discovered the women’s names in the records for the late 1800s: While compiling a lengthy list of Sandoval County veterans — from the Civil War through Vietnam — retired Army colonel and amateur historian David C’de Baca made an intriguing find: Two Navajo women who served as scouts with the Army’s 20th Infantry …

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The first woman who did military bomb disposal


This is the story of the first woman who did bomb disposal for the military: More important, she was captivated by the job from the first moment she plugged a blasting cap into a block of TNT. We can really blow things up? she recalled thinking, as if she was getting away with something. She …

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Tangling with the Obstacle Course


This is a rare photo of a woman soldier in an action shot.  The original photo is on the DOD Website. U.S. Army Spc. Julie Neff participates in the “team reaction lane” during the 2015 European Best Warrior Competition at the Grafenwoehr Training Area in Germany, Sept. 14, 2015. Neff is assigned to the 5th …

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Military Women Doing Casualty Evacuation Training


The Maryland National Guard conducted a training exercise for casualty evacuation.  I remember us doing something like this years ago.  We’d get this box of injuries (no that isn’t one of my typos) from the training equipment organization.  The box contained Hollywood-style applications of injuries that could be applied to casualties.  Kind of cool and …

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Rocking Women Army Rangers


This week, we had the historic first: Two women survived Ranger training.  I’ve obviously never been to Ranger training–nor would I have wanted to–but I knew people who went through it.  Not for the faint hearted. Of course, it comes with an awesome action photo. — My basic training was in New Jersey, starting about …

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Soldier, Storyteller Available!


My Desert Storm book is finally out! I honestly didn’t expect this would happen. I knew I wanted to write a book about my experiences even a year after the war. But it was such a difficult subject to talk about that it took almost 25 years before I could actually write about it. On …

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Drill Sergeants–Respect Them and Hate Them


I had to work pretty hard to find this photo.  I went through 15 pages of Air Force photos, and I could only find one of a woman that wasn’t very good.  Fortunately, DOD did have the photo below, though it was the same problem–a lot of awesome photos, but women were nowhere to be …

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The Soldier Conversation is Missing the Women


There was a photo that went viral over the last few days, identified as disabled women soldiers. It turned out to be models. There was some angry “How dare this happen?” on the veteran Facebook pages. I think the reason people got excited over it is that there is so little of anything about women …

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Publication Schedule — Books for Release


This is a list of my books coming out for the next few months. June 2015 A Writer’s Guide to Military Culture This was from an online class I did for Forward Motion in 2012. July, 2015 Curse of the Cat A Steampunk fantasy short story Layers: A Desert Storm Veteran and September 11 It’s …

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