This Month:

100 Years, 100 Stories: Day 10

Days 10 in USS Nimitz’ installation of “100 Years, 100 Stories” recognizes 20 more women who are making history every day.

Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Brittany Calderon

San Diego

“There’s a lot of things people think females can’t do in the military. I want my kids to have the same opportunities I had and be treated with the same respect.”

Logistics Specialist Seaman Marceli Villena

Batangas, Philippines

“I joined the Navy so I could be independant.”

Chief Legalman Misty Masters


“Women’s history is always evolving; who knows where we’ll be in 50 years. I’m excited to see where the future of women in the military takes us. History is still being written.”

Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Equipment) Airman Ashleyn Brown

Seneca, S.C.

“The proudest moment in my career is when my supervisors saw something in me that made me one of the training officers of V-5.”

Seaman Natalie Moyle

Wadena, Iowa

“It’s definitely a cliche, but the navy taught me how to be my own person away from home and take life from different angles.”

Aviation Electronics Technician Airman Tenaya McLeish

Newark, N.J.

“My advice for women in the Navy is to look at most things as an obstacle to overcome. Stay determined and motivated. Remember why you joined.”

Aviation Ordinanceman Airman Abigal Azcarate

El Paso, Texas

“What I look for in female leadership is to be knowledable; someone I know that will stick up for us and not back down when challenged.”

Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Cole Schroeder

Stevens Point, Wis.

“My sister is the reason I’m here. She was the first of my family to join the Navy and the biggest contributor to my enlistment.”

Aviation Ordinanceman 2nd Class Sheray L. Hale

Los Angeles

“Women should not be discouraged in the Navy. Women are doing better things than ever before and we have come so far.”

Operational Specialist Seaman Laira Capistrano

Sacramento, Calif.

“I joined the Navy in the footsteps of my sister when she joined the Army. She was my biggest inspiration.”





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