Originally Posted by Sarah in SC
What was that event called...Tailhook? ;)
Oh, yeah that was the Navy...
Let's just say that the participants & supporters earned what they'd been desperately begging for (over a decade), including a notorious SECNAV, and hope that the submarine force does a slightly more professional job of welcoming women to its ranks. Because the submarine force is not gonna thrive on its current inbreeding program.
I should also point out that in 24 years of service I'm glad I never had to directly compete against my spouse for performance rankings or promotions. The technical term for this experience is "FITREP fodder".
Back on the topic of "rural excitement", and with the upcoming Thanksgiving menu in mind, I'd like to repost one of my favorite local-culture photos: