Julia A. Maki joined the Navy back in 1997 into a combat aviation position that had been newly opened to women. This year she released her memoir, What They Don’t Teach You in Deer River, which is full of stories and accounts from the day she left for boot camp, until they day she was discharged from the military at the end of her service.
Julia A. Maki – Book Excerpt – Crossing the Line
The stories range from light and comical, to insightful and emotionally provoking. Fresh off of a small-town Minnesotan farm in Deer River, the Navy was an immediate education by real-world experiences. The story you’ll read beginning on the next page depicts one of her “lessons learned the hard way.”
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