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haele

(12,552 posts)
Thu Nov 3, 2022, 05:16 PM Nov 2022

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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Who says a "Woke Navy" with women is soft? (Original Post) haele Nov 2022 OP
Wow. Good for for her! - and the Navy. Amazing. nt crickets Nov 2022 #1
"Amelia [baby]was included because she had gone through chief's season as well, J.D. Reyes noted." sl8 Nov 2022 #2
pics Celerity Nov 2022 #3
Wow! That looks like a big baby! Coventina Nov 2022 #5
So Cool FrankTC Nov 2022 #4
A beautiful thing! Drum Nov 2022 #6
Outstanding. The Unmitigated Gall Nov 2022 #7
Article says everyone was shocked when she walked down the hall. Irish_Dem Nov 2022 #8
Badass Chief being a badass! Stinky The Clown Nov 2022 #9
Hey Stores BOSSHOG Nov 2022 #10
Comshaw, Boss, cumshaw. We lived (very well) by it. Stinky The Clown Nov 2022 #19
A storekeeper BOSSHOG Nov 2022 #24
I remember DD1348s. lpbk2713 Nov 2022 #11
Supply Department had forms out the Ying Yang BOSSHOG Nov 2022 #13
Ha, Carrier guy? Stinky The Clown Nov 2022 #26
A carrier flight deck is some times the busiest four acres in the world. lpbk2713 Nov 2022 #28
That was one reason I joined the Navy Stinky The Clown Nov 2022 #29
Proud of my Navy! Jerry2144 Nov 2022 #12
The Navy RUNS on its Chiefs. They've always been the hard core, but... TygrBright Nov 2022 #14
Hey TygrBright BOSSHOG Nov 2022 #18
Awesome Sauce! COL Mustard Nov 2022 #15
With all due respect, PoindexterOglethorpe Nov 2022 #16
My Thai Mother in law gave birth to my wife in the kitchen and finished dinner grantcart Nov 2022 #21
KNR niyad Nov 2022 #17
Tough Lady Chief. Duppers Nov 2022 #20
She spent most of her career aboard ship. Stinky The Clown Nov 2022 #27
BRAVO ZULU Chief! maxrandb Nov 2022 #22
I had an E-6 jet engine mechanic. pfitz59 Nov 2022 #23
Our Navy is the best in the world. Oneironaut Nov 2022 #25

sl8

(13,541 posts)
2. "Amelia [baby]was included because she had gone through chief's season as well, J.D. Reyes noted."
Thu Nov 3, 2022, 05:36 PM
Nov 2022


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

Irish_Dem

(44,316 posts)
8. Article says everyone was shocked when she walked down the hall.
Thu Nov 3, 2022, 06:57 PM
Nov 2022

They assumed she would be pushed in a wheelchair.

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

BOSSHOG

(36,608 posts)
10. Hey Stores
Thu Nov 3, 2022, 07:34 PM
Nov 2022

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

You Go Stinky, and thanks for all the geedunk.

Stinky The Clown

(67,492 posts)
19. Comshaw, Boss, cumshaw. We lived (very well) by it.
Thu Nov 3, 2022, 10:22 PM
Nov 2022

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.

BOSSHOG

(36,608 posts)
13. Supply Department had forms out the Ying Yang
Thu Nov 3, 2022, 07:49 PM
Nov 2022

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.

lpbk2713

(42,635 posts)
28. A carrier flight deck is some times the busiest four acres in the world.
Fri Nov 4, 2022, 02:39 PM
Nov 2022


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.



Jerry2144

(2,014 posts)
12. Proud of my Navy!
Thu Nov 3, 2022, 07:44 PM
Nov 2022

Fair winds and following seas, Chief Reyes!

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

TygrBright

(20,697 posts)
14. The Navy RUNS on its Chiefs. They've always been the hard core, but...
Thu Nov 3, 2022, 07:52 PM
Nov 2022

...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

BOSSHOG

(36,608 posts)
18. Hey TygrBright
Thu Nov 3, 2022, 08:42 PM
Nov 2022

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.

PoindexterOglethorpe

(25,598 posts)
16. With all due respect,
Thu Nov 3, 2022, 08:08 PM
Nov 2022

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.

grantcart

(53,061 posts)
21. My Thai Mother in law gave birth to my wife in the kitchen and finished dinner
Fri Nov 4, 2022, 02:26 AM
Nov 2022

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".

Duppers

(28,075 posts)
20. Tough Lady Chief.
Fri Nov 4, 2022, 01:52 AM
Nov 2022

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.

maxrandb

(15,021 posts)
22. BRAVO ZULU Chief!
Fri Nov 4, 2022, 05:25 AM
Nov 2022
"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

pfitz59

(10,038 posts)
23. I had an E-6 jet engine mechanic.
Fri Nov 4, 2022, 06:34 AM
Nov 2022

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.

Oneironaut

(5,402 posts)
25. Our Navy is the best in the world.
Fri Nov 4, 2022, 11:08 AM
Nov 2022

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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