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  • “Peril on the Sea” by Michael Gonzales, Jr., Michael Gonzales, Jr.
    A personal account from Michael Gonzales Jr., who served as the Navy Combat Information Center watch supervisor aboard the minesweeper U.S.S. Dextrous during the Persian Gulf War.  

  • Interview with Cynthia Tomes, Cynthia Tomes
    In this interview, Cynthia Tomes discusses her experiences as the spouse of one service member and the mother of three others. She recounts the family’s time overseas in Berlin, Germany, and briefly discusses the work of Family Readiness Groups (FRG).

  • Interview with Jackie Neff, Jackie Neff
    In this interview, Jackie Neff recalls her six years of service in the United States Marine Corps. She discusses her work in the financial office at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina and later, in Saudi Arabia. Neff emphasizes the sense of belonging she felt during her years of service.

  • Interview with Steve McNeal, Steve McNeal
    In this interview, Steve McNeal recounts over twenty years of service in the United States Navy as a member of the intelligence community. McNeal emphasizes the close and enduring friendships he made during his service and mentions the many different countries he explored while in the Navy.


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