This Month:

100 Years, 100 Stories: Day 5 & 6

Days 5 & 6 in USS Nimitz’ installation of “100 Years, 100 Stories” recognizes 20 more women who are making history every day.

Aviation Electronics Technician Airman Cheyenne Dawes

Oakfield, Maine

” I joined the Navy to carry on family tradition; I’m only the second female in my family to have joined.”

Logistic Specialist Seaman Toyin Kimbleonuba

Houston

“The Navy has taught me that I didn’t need to join for me to change. I am a better person with or without the navy, I didn’t need the Navy to know my worth.”

Interior Communications Electrician Jonathan Dominguez

Miami

“I celebrate women’s history month for my mother, because if it wasn’t for her I wouldn’t be who I am today and I definitely wouldn’t be in the Navy.”

Chief Information Systems Technician Jessica Cooper

Los Angeles

“I’m applying for the enlisted women in submarines program because I want to take my experience and knowledge to help guide the first generation of females pioneering in the submarine field.”

Aviation Machinist’s Mate 3rd Class Ryan Burke

Pinoñ, Calif.

“Sometimes people try to help you when you dont really need help. It gets annoying.”

Operations Specialist 2nd Class Yolanda Morgan

“The Navy pushes you to levels that you never thought were attainable. Knowing that I can thrive in these stressful work environments is kind of remarkable.”

Aviation Structural Mechanic Airman Sarah Damasco

Malolos, Phillipines

“The hardest part about the Navy for me was adjustment. A lot of times i felt depressed, but along the way, you will meet people who will save you from that.”

Quartermaster 3rd Class Alexis Cutner

Cleveland

“A well behaved woman solemnly ever makes history. Don’t ever bite your tongue.”

Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 2nd Class Stacy Watt

Sebastopol, Cali.

“The best advice I’ve been given from a female leader in the Navy is to take it one day at a time and don’t let anyone get to you. It always helps me to sing whenever something starts to bother me.”

Aviation Support Equipment Technician 3rd Class Rebecca Sova,

Sheridan, Mich.

“Being away from family is the hardest part. Life goes on while you’re gone so it’s even harder when you go back home and so many things have changed.”

Airman Amber Allard

Boston

“The Navy made me grow up very fast and seeing female chiefs who are already grown up inspires me to keep going so I can make rank like they did.”

Aviation Electronics Technician 2nd Class Amanda Flatin

Grand Fork, N. D.

“I took over a shop in Jacksonville that had a huge backlog. 500 assets. I cleaned up the shop, cleared out the backlog and got the gear to the people who needed it. I made that shop mine in only a few months. Probably one of the best things I’ve ever done in the Navy.”

Airman Emily Ly

Costa Mesa, Cali.

“Whenever I see a female chief or high ranking officer it gives me a sense of pride to wear the same uniform as them.”

Machinist’s Mate Fireman Noelle Delaney

New Port Richey, Fla.

“Rely on your shipmates because they’re going to be the people around you for a very long time. It’s best to try and make friends with everyone.”

Interior Communications Electrician 3rd Class Chelsea Stoute

Baton Rouge, La.

“Over the past few years of running this work center, I have learned to have integrity and to be honest with everyone around me.”

Culinary Specialist 2nd Class Destiny Hart

Dallas

“If the Navy opens opportunities up to females, we need to go out and take advantage of them. The opportunity is available, now we need to work hard to get there.”

Interior Systems Technician 3rd Class Abigail Ring

Rice Lake, Wis.

“There has never been so many opportunities for females in the Navy. We have to continue to hold ourselves to the highest standard and make the best of every day if we want to keep making history.”

Hospitalman 3rd Class Robby Viloria,

Milwaukee

“Women’s history month is important to me because it reminds me of all the sacrifices my mom made for me to be here in the Navy today.”

Logistics Specialist 2nd Class Paramita Das,

Los Angeles

“When I got laid off from IBM I told myself ‘go see the world,’ and I did.”

Seaman Winter Johnson,

Warroad, Minn.

“I joined the Navy because I wanted to make the world better for when I have children. I want my daughter to know that she doesn’t have to be a secretary or a nurse. She can be whatever she wants to be.”

 

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