During his time aboard Navy guided-missile cruisers and destroyers, former Lt. Billy Hurley III, USN, learned to overcome the challenges that threatened any mission.
His perseverance didn’t just help him reach the rank of lieutenant over his five years of service, but also with each swing of his golf club on the most prestigious courses in the country, against the world’s best players.
“Being mentally tough and being able to get knocked down and get back up,” Hurley said, describing how the Navy prepared him for civilian life. “Sometimes shot-to-shot can feel like that. Hitting a bad shot and getting back up to go hit the next one and not compound errors ... . So mental toughness was a huge piece of the Naval Academy and Navy.”
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Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson meets with Tammie Jo Shults and her family in the Pentagon. Shults, a former Navy aviator and one of the first female F/A-18 Hornet pilots, safely landed a commercial Boeing 737-700 after the aircraft suffered engine failure in April 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Nathan Laird/Released)
Tammie Jo Shults, the Southwest Airlines pilot heralded for landing a severely damaged Boeing 737 after an engine failure in 2018, had once been told, “Girls don’t become pilots.”
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A retired Navy captain is hoping to add some “Semper Fortis” pride to the streets of Virginia.
Roger Hirsh, whose career spanned enlisted, commissioned, and civilian roles in the Navy over 40 years, is leading efforts to make a specialized Navy license plate available to Virginia motorists. Virginia offers more than 250 specialty plates, including designs honoring the Navy Reserve and naval aviators, but does not offer a standalone “Navy” plate.
It's curious to Hirsh, given Virginia's rich heritage of naval service.
“The thing that was bugging me is, I live in a state that as far as the military, is predominately Navy. I would go places and I'd see Coast Guard plates, Marine plates, but never Navy,” said Hirsh, a Life Member of MOAA. “I kept asking, 'Why isn't there one?'”
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Dr. Tyrone Krause recites the commissioning oath given by his daughter, Ensign Laura Krause, while aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Ramage. (Photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Maxwell Anderson/Navy)
He's spent decades in operating rooms, standing over patients as he repaired their hearts.
At a time when 63-year-old Dr. Tyrone Krause could be winding down his career and mapping out the best beaches to enjoy a drink, he's instead brushing up on push-ups as he prepares to leave for the Navy's Officer Candidate School.
“Sometimes I wonder what the hell I got myself into,” Krause said, chuckling. Krause obtained a waiver to commission into the U.S. Navy Reserve in July. He was inspired to join after his daughter, Ensign Laura Krause, earned her Navy commission in 2015.
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