Janie Mines 1980, USNA Distinguished Graduate, A Journey of Grit, Courage, and Determination

A member of the first class of women, and the first Black female graduate of USNA, Janie is a USNA Trailblazer that demonstrates. Some years ago we had the privilege of meeting a dynamic USNA alumna that unknowingly at the time, would be a great inspiration to our then second Mid as well as to …

Together We Are Stronger: On Friendship, Courage, and the USNA Journey | Episode 12

I have written quite a bit about the Navy family and life long friendships in some posts, such as Why Navy Moms are BFFs for Life and The Last Real Plebe Summer with Club Eleven; or about overcoming challenges in my posts When the Going gets Tough… and For Mids the Dark Ages Aren’t Just …