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Sabbatical program may help US military keep women in the ranks
Fox News / The Associated Press ^ | January 12, 2014

Posted on 01/12/2014 4:18:19 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Navy Cmdr. Valerie Overstreet wanted to start a family. But her job as a Navy pilot and the fact that she and her husband, also a naval officer, were stationed in different parts of the country made it complicated.

So she decided to take advantage of a fledgling Navy program that allowed her to take a year off and return to duty without risking her career or future commands.

Now, three years later, she's got a 2-year-old daughter and a 9-month old son, she's back at work at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., and her promotion to captain has been confirmed....

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: genderneutrality; military; navy; obama
1944: "Sir, I need to take a sabbatical, but hopefully I'll be back in time to invade Japan."
1 posted on 01/12/2014 4:18:19 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

LOL, too lazy to read the whole thing, and maybe it’s not a bad idea but she didn’t take one year off and end up with a 2 year old and a 9 month old.

Because if she can do that, she’s superwoman!


2 posted on 01/12/2014 4:20:56 PM PST by jocon307
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Service is sacrifice! This is bunk.


3 posted on 01/12/2014 4:29:31 PM PST by TheGunny
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To: TheGunny

Some pigs are more equal than other pigs. Why a white male would serve in the military under these people is beyond me.


4 posted on 01/12/2014 4:31:30 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

5 posted on 01/12/2014 4:31:53 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why does anyone care about keeping them in?


6 posted on 01/12/2014 4:33:13 PM PST by j_tull (Massachusetts - once leader of the American Revolution, now leader of its demise.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So are they offering this same program to men?


7 posted on 01/12/2014 4:37:55 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: j_tull

The progressive left control not only the debate, but its parameters. They have thus declared that “we” somehow need women in the military... at any cost. No debate. No questions allowed.


8 posted on 01/12/2014 4:39:40 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The father and mother aren’t stationed together yet they want kids. And now they’re apart again.


9 posted on 01/12/2014 4:43:17 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: VerySadAmerican

You don’t get it - the kids are with the mother. The father is not considered necessary.


10 posted on 01/12/2014 4:55:59 PM PST by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: driftdiver

Yeeeaaaahhhh, I’m sure they do...


11 posted on 01/12/2014 5:00:52 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: j_tull

“Across the military services, leaders are experimenting with programs that will give valued officers and enlisted troops, men and women, the incentive to stay”

That’s a load.

You know they’re lying when you get an email with the words “Retention Board” in the subject and are told to get your fitness history and past five performance reports ready.


12 posted on 01/12/2014 5:04:55 PM PST by Antihero101607
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

doubt guys can take advantage.

then again this ain’t the army anymore.


13 posted on 01/12/2014 5:09:35 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: VerySadAmerican

The father and mother aren’t stationed together yet they want kids. And now they’re apart again.

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And, it appears, the mother and the children are not even together. She has returned to her job at the Naval Academy,so where are the little ones? In the care of strangers, I suspect.


14 posted on 01/12/2014 5:11:42 PM PST by Bigg Red (Let the lying lips be dumb, which speak insolently against the righteous in pride and contempt.--Ps3)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
And when the Reductions in Forces (RIF) starts, the PC folks will bend over backwards to keep homosexuals, transgenders, illegal aliens, and females in the service. The competent MALE warriors will get dumped.
15 posted on 01/12/2014 5:26:40 PM PST by MasterGunner01
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To: Bigg Red

Lincoln Military Housing offers 16 military communities in Annapolis, comprised of 336 homes servicing the United States Naval Academy.

The city is rich in history and heritage: George Washington and Thomas Jefferson once strolled the picturesque streets near Annapolis harbor, and, today, its downtown has been established as a National Historic District, housing some of the finest 17th and 18th Century buildings in the country.

http://www.lpcmil.com/lmh/installations/annapolis/


16 posted on 01/12/2014 5:26:57 PM PST by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The first three months of my being stationed at Ft. Lewis consisted of in-processing reservists to active duty for the First Gulf War. The next six months consisted of normal in/out processing with the addition of ridiculous numbers of pregnant females being rotated out of the AO of the First Gulf War. The last three months at Ft. Lewis consisted of out-processing reservists from the First Gulf War.

If military service females want to get equal treatment, then they need those long lasting birth control injections/IUD’s. Otherwise, it’s not really equal, is it? BTW, rumor had it that our sister Finance unit had females get busted for prostitution during 1GW. Pissed me off cuz there was a Filipina girl I had the hots for in that unit and I rotated out of GE 1 day prior to stop loss.


17 posted on 01/12/2014 5:27:45 PM PST by Tailback
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To: maine yankee

I am quite familiar with Annapolis, as it is the beautiful capital of my state, Maryland. Not sure why you sent me the info...


18 posted on 01/12/2014 5:31:10 PM PST by Bigg Red (Let the lying lips be dumb, which speak insolently against the righteous in pride and contempt.--Ps3)
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To: Tailback

The whole country is still there:

http://www.LivingInThePhilippines.com

LOL


19 posted on 01/12/2014 5:38:32 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: driftdiver

Not sure if under this same name but there are broadening opportunities that folks can compete for (i.e. congressional fellowship, academy instructor, foreign areas officer, etc).


20 posted on 01/12/2014 5:56:56 PM PST by chargers fan
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To: j_tull

Bing bing bing bing!!!!


21 posted on 01/12/2014 6:05:56 PM PST by Phinneous
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To: chargers fan

yeah not quite the same is it


22 posted on 01/12/2014 6:09:44 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

Well I know a couple of active duty (male) folks who did a sabbatical while instructing at USMA. Army claims it wants to start this type of thing more for officers during late Captaincy (sp). We’ll see if it pans out. Not to sound like the next Gloria Allred, I just believe in getting all the facts out there an basing opinions on that, leave emotions to the other side.


23 posted on 01/12/2014 6:51:23 PM PST by chargers fan
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To: chargers fan

Does the military allow fathers to do what they are allowing mothers?

Not some sabbatical or position they have to compete for.

Equality means it goes both ways.


24 posted on 01/12/2014 7:12:34 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: j_tull

“Why does anyone care about keeping them in?”

Because much of the military has been turned into a huge government “workfare” program. When Bush II went to war against Iraq, one of the big papers here in NJ had a feature story about a military couple who had both been called up (forcing them to leave their children with family).

Absolutely bizarre...


25 posted on 01/12/2014 7:56:10 PM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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