FC 2/C Lauren Fay Bruner

Fire Controlman Second Class (FC 2/C) Lauren Bruner’s battle station on the morning of December 7, 1941, was in the port-side 5” antiaircraft gun director located on the sky control deck high in the forward superstructure, just above the flag bridge, 70 feet above the...

ADM Joseph Paul Reason

Naval officer Admiral J. Paul Reason was born on March 22, 1941 in Washington, D.C. to Bernice Chism Reason and Dr. Joseph Henry Reason. Reason graduated from McKinley Technical High School in 1958 and attended several universities before transferring to the U.S....

Megan Everett

“I served in the Navy as a Surface Warfare Officer from 2000-2006 onboard the USS JARRETT (FFG-33) and USS DENVER (LPD-9). We deployed twice in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. On both ships, I was one of a handful of women. The bond...

Phoebe Love

I was born in July. One month later my BIG brother was inducted into the Navy. Shortly thereafter the Japanese paid an unfriendly visit to Pearl Harbor. My childhood was spent following my brothers’ service through the Atlantic Theaters. I wanted to grow up to...

Nina Mincarelli

Join the Navy…, and SEE the world! Yes! Back In 1964, I was Enthralled, Excited and Full of Wonder. I felt that my new career was going to be important and challenging! I didn’t realize then that I was going to embark on a mission that would include BOTH...

Maureen Umbriaco

At eighteen and half years old, Maureen Hughes left her home in Orange, California to begin boot camp for the U.S Navy. After graduation for boot camp she was selected to attend an “A” school in Disbursing. In January of 1974, Maureen was assigned with the...