After finishing basic training, I was accustomed to the physical requirements for the military and had the discipline to keep myself at that standard for the rest of my career. But when it comes to other types of strength, it takes a bond stronger than just friendship. It takes the encouragement and love of female peers to conquer every obstacle. It takes a comforting shoulder to cry on in the middle of the night when they can’t remember the last time they talked to their loved ones. Women tend to stick together in all types of situations, but in the military there is no question about it. To tough it out as a woman in the military, you need other women.
Teresa DeLuca is a native to Chicago and loves traveling. When she isn’t bartending, she spends her time in the gorgeous weather with her cat Jim. She has loved writing from a very young age but has never been published before.