This Month:

100 Years, 100 Stories: Day 4

Day four in USS Nimitz’ installation of “100 Years, 100 Stories” recognizes 10 more women who are making history every day.

Lt. jg. Jessica Krueger

Culver, Ore.

“Though challenging, I wouldn’t give up the experiences that I’ve had. The most beautiful sunset is on the open ocean.”

Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Amber R. Bearden


“My advice to females joining the navy is too keep your head up, work hard and know that girls rule and boys drool.”

Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Victoria Rather

Chula Vista, Calif.

“The reason I joined the Navy is to better my future. I wanted to explore the world.”

Aviation Machinist’s Mate Airman Skyla Wilson

Burlington, Wash.

“The Navy taught me that I’m stronger than I ever could’ve thought. I’ve never failed a fitness assessment, I studied and got my wings. I didn’t realize what I could accomplish, until I came here.”

Aviation Machinist’s Mate 3rd Class Amber Hickman

Los Angeles

“I love competing with males in my rate. Working side by side with them brings me a sense of pride.”

Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) Airman Gabriel Diazvalles


“All of the strong female leaders in my life have taught me to be hardworking, have dedication and have the courage to go after the things I want.”

Culinary Specialist Seaman Apprentice Mariah Cecil


“When I come to work, I don’t want to feel hostility between the people I work with. Everyone is good at something, and we need to meet everyone’s needs in order to accomplish our goals.”

Culinary Specialist Seaman Kala Veelick

Dayton, Ohio

“The navy has taught me that I have a lot of patience. I never would have thought I would have been so patient.”

Master-at-Arms Margarita Altamirano

Wichita, Kan.

“The Navy has taught me that I can speak out for myself.”

Ship’s Servicemen Grecia Colemanares

La Porte, Texas

“The Navy has made me realize that things could always be worse.”

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