Ed. — The Independent News asked people to write about lessons from their military service, past or present, and most responses ran this summer
BY JAMES ALLEN VIRGINIA BEACH — I write this as we approach another Memorial Day, when service men and women are putting their lives
BY MARK THOMAS MAHMOD NAVAL AIR STATION OCEANA — One important lesson I’ve learned through my short time of military service is to never quit.
BY CHAD VINCELETTE NAVAL AIR STATION OCEANA — During a counseling session when I was a young naval officer, my commanding officer told me that in
BY LINDA KUEHN If you had to do it all over again, would you still have joined the Navy? That is a question I
BY JACOB RICHARDSON Many thoughts, feelings and habits have stayed with me throughout my time in the Navy. The most profound and impactful for
BY TODD BARNES You don’t realize the long-term benefits of military service until well after it has ended. Mine had started after having
BY CHARLIE BAKER VIRGINIA BEACH — In 1966, I graduated high school in California. There was a draft going on at the time, and I did