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Month: April 2018

“Inspection” By Samantha Fergus

For what it’s worth, you swept me up like I was dirt. Those hips and lips on me that I use to love, now scorn and torn like a rug. Images of me in those cracked reflections. Standing in formation as you look me up and down in those Inspections. You knew what I look like underneath those dress blues, but took away all those rights and my decisions, I turned into a muse. The…

April 14th, 2004

I remember the day, April 14th 2004, it was a Wednesday. It was arguably one of the worst days in my life. Definitely up there with my 2nd term miscarriage and the death of my mother. I had been going to medical almost every day for 3 ½ months and they had finally sent me to an endocrinologist out in town. At about 3:20pm my doctor told me I had a hyperprolactonima pituitary adnoma. I…

She served. I served. We served. Reclaim what we earned.

By: Tammy Barlet Serving as a woman in the Coast Guard from the late 90’s to the turn of the century was slightly different from other services. From the time I started boot camp, men and women integrated into boot camp companies, and all rates were open for women to apply. Although many underway billets were not available to women because of berthing limitations. Due to my high ASVAB scores, I gained a guaranteed geological…

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