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Thu Nov 3, 2022, 05:16 PM

Who says a "Woke Navy" with women is soft?

https://www.navytimes.com/news/your-navy/2022/11/03/chief-select-gives-birth-chiefs-mess-pins-her-at-the-hospital/

The day after giving birth, she gets dressed in uniform, gets up, gets pinned, and then slow matches down a hospital ward pushing her newborn in bassinet saluting all the way. Without help.

And of course, she's going to be standing around for a good half-hour afterwards getting congratulations and chit-chats. All while being expected to act like a Chief.

That's a level of hardcore most people can't do.

Haele

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Reply Who says a "Woke Navy" with women is soft? (Original post)
haele Nov 3 OP
crickets Nov 3 #1
sl8 Nov 3 #2
Celerity Nov 3 #3
Coventina Nov 3 #5
FrankTC Nov 3 #4
Drum Nov 3 #6
The Unmitigated Gall Nov 3 #7
Irish_Dem Nov 3 #8
Stinky The Clown Nov 3 #9
BOSSHOG Nov 3 #10
Stinky The Clown Nov 3 #19
BOSSHOG Nov 4 #24
lpbk2713 Nov 3 #11
BOSSHOG Nov 3 #13
Stinky The Clown Nov 4 #26
lpbk2713 Nov 4 #28
Stinky The Clown Nov 4 #29
Jerry2144 Nov 3 #12
TygrBright Nov 3 #14
BOSSHOG Nov 3 #18
COL Mustard Nov 3 #15
PoindexterOglethorpe Nov 3 #16
grantcart Nov 4 #21
niyad Nov 3 #17
Duppers Nov 4 #20
Stinky The Clown Nov 4 #27
maxrandb Nov 4 #22
pfitz59 Nov 4 #23
Oneironaut Nov 4 #25

Response to haele (Original post)

Thu Nov 3, 2022, 05:28 PM

1. Wow. Good for for her! - and the Navy. Amazing. nt

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Response to haele (Original post)

Thu Nov 3, 2022, 05:36 PM

2. "Amelia [baby]was included because she had gone through chief's season as well, J.D. Reyes noted."



(Normally, the Chief's mess is for Chiefs only)

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Response to haele (Original post)

Thu Nov 3, 2022, 05:45 PM

3. pics







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Response to Celerity (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 3, 2022, 05:52 PM

5. Wow! That looks like a big baby!

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Response to haele (Original post)

Thu Nov 3, 2022, 05:50 PM

4. So Cool

Anchors aweigh little baby

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Response to haele (Original post)

Thu Nov 3, 2022, 06:07 PM

6. A beautiful thing!

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Response to haele (Original post)

Thu Nov 3, 2022, 06:25 PM

7. Outstanding.

That is all!

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Response to haele (Original post)

Thu Nov 3, 2022, 06:57 PM

8. Article says everyone was shocked when she walked down the hall.

They assumed she would be pushed in a wheelchair.

She was walking unaided and pushed her baby in a bassinet as well.

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Response to haele (Original post)

Thu Nov 3, 2022, 07:14 PM

9. Badass Chief being a badass!

Go Navy

SK2 Stinky, 1967-1973

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Reply #9)

Thu Nov 3, 2022, 07:34 PM

10. Hey Stores

Is “Badass Chief being a badass” a double or triple redundancy?

You Go Stinky, and thanks for all the geedunk.

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Response to BOSSHOG (Reply #10)

Thu Nov 3, 2022, 10:22 PM

19. Comshaw, Boss, cumshaw. We lived (very well) by it.

LOL

A strategic trip to Servmart could get turned over a few times and yield a case or two or three or ten of steaks.

Living well on the USS Pandemus, ARL18.

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Reply #19)

Fri Nov 4, 2022, 10:29 AM

24. A storekeeper

Talking about “strategic trips.” Be still my beating heart.

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Reply #9)

Thu Nov 3, 2022, 07:42 PM

11. I remember DD1348s.



AK2 1965 - 69




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Response to lpbk2713 (Reply #11)

Thu Nov 3, 2022, 07:49 PM

13. Supply Department had forms out the Ying Yang

Did time with two squadrons. I’m a little younger then you shipmate. But we’ve kept the canoe club going for almost 250 years. Good on us.

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Response to lpbk2713 (Reply #11)

Fri Nov 4, 2022, 12:16 PM

26. Ha, Carrier guy?

I always saw Navy aviation as more badass than the Air Force!

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Reply #26)

Fri Nov 4, 2022, 02:39 PM

28. A carrier flight deck is some times the busiest four acres in the world.



I knew some people who were in on the Forrestal flight deck inferno.

May they RIP.

ETA: But I should add ... Chief Reyes has my respect and admiration. I couldn't do that. Also, it often occurred to me that eighteen hour days of controlled chaos was much better compared to the ground pounders who were out in the field for weeks at a time. Exposed to life threatening situations every minute.



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Response to lpbk2713 (Reply #28)

Fri Nov 4, 2022, 06:56 PM

29. That was one reason I joined the Navy

You always have your bed, your head, and your galley to be fed!

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Response to haele (Original post)

Thu Nov 3, 2022, 07:44 PM

12. Proud of my Navy!

Fair winds and following seas, Chief Reyes!

May she and her family always find a friendly port in the storm and find safe anchorage.

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Response to haele (Original post)

Thu Nov 3, 2022, 07:52 PM

14. The Navy RUNS on its Chiefs. They've always been the hard core, but...

...women are gonna take that to new levels.

Men who think women are "soft" have NO idea what women are used to surviving, overcoming, and thriving in spite of.

And women are gonna bring that to their work.

Sorry, sailor, you're upset you didn't get your bump in the first round of promotions? Your Chief had a whole glass ceiling to get through, maternity leave, and hours of labor waiting for hers. Now tell me again how tough it is waiting for yours? Yeah, I thought so. You have something to polish, sailor. Polish it REALLY well.

amusedly,
Bright

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Response to TygrBright (Reply #14)

Thu Nov 3, 2022, 08:42 PM

18. Hey TygrBright

I worked for a female master chief aviation machinists mate in 1974. Awesome experience. very professional. No nonsense. Fair. I recall the other Chiefs in the squadron steered clear of her most of the time.

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Response to haele (Original post)

Thu Nov 3, 2022, 08:01 PM

15. Awesome Sauce!

She's a tough cookie! Congrats Chief!

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Response to haele (Original post)

Thu Nov 3, 2022, 08:08 PM

16. With all due respect,

most women get up and walk pretty soon after having a baby. And when we have a second or third one, we take care of the older kids, as well as the new baby.

And some of us do this after a C-section.

Most men could not possibly do this.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #16)

Fri Nov 4, 2022, 02:26 AM

21. My Thai Mother in law gave birth to my wife in the kitchen and finished dinner

After.

She had 12 and delivered dozens more as a mid wife all without electricity.

There is a famous saying in Thai that captures your point:

"Thailand has some the best farmers in the world and some times their husbands help".

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Response to haele (Original post)

Thu Nov 3, 2022, 08:13 PM

17. KNR

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Response to haele (Original post)

Fri Nov 4, 2022, 01:52 AM

20. Tough Lady Chief.

Last edited Fri Nov 4, 2022, 06:45 AM - Edit history (1)

Btw, my House Rep., Elaine Luria, is Navy!

She was awarded the American Maritime Hero Award.

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Response to Duppers (Reply #20)

Fri Nov 4, 2022, 12:19 PM

27. She spent most of her career aboard ship.

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Response to haele (Original post)

Fri Nov 4, 2022, 05:25 AM

22. BRAVO ZULU Chief!

"I can imagine a no more rewarding career. And any one who may be asked in this century what they did to make their life worth while, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction: 'I served in the United States Navy'."

- John F. Kennedy

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Response to haele (Original post)

Fri Nov 4, 2022, 06:34 AM

23. I had an E-6 jet engine mechanic.

With a stay-at-home husband. She was stellar. A fantastic tech and still managed to work in two pregnancies without a hitch in her career. Nothing soft about her at all.

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Response to haele (Original post)

Fri Nov 4, 2022, 11:08 AM

25. Our Navy is the best in the world.

What the new GOP doesn’t understand is, we don’t need to demonstrate our strength. We show it through action.

Also, we aren’t strong because of firepower. Our armed forces are strong because of a combination of soft and hard power.

The GQP’s obsession with a “manly” military is bizarre. Look what a similar obsession did to Russian armed forces.

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