Thursday, June 13, 2024

Humans of Coronado — What Do You Think of Women in the Navy SEALs?

Humans of Coronado is a photo series where we “bump” into residents and visitors around the island, completely unplanned and unfiltered. It was inspired by Humans of New York. Next time you are out and about around town, you may just find yourself part of the next HOC series!

This segment of Humans of Coronado concerns the recent decision of the Navy to allow women into its elite teams, including those that have been previously closed to women. The decision feels very personal to a lot of people from Coronado, especially those in the Navy SEAL community.

To get Coronado’s opinion, I interviewed some people randomly (tourists and locals passing by the Hotel del Coronado beach) as well as asked a few friends in the SEAL community. The results are very different. The one thing people had in common: most of them did not want to share their identity or even their photo! When it comes to the Navy SEALs, people tend to be very guarded. For SEALs or their wives who shared their opinions, I chose to use a photo of the SEAL trident to protect their privacy.

Click the photos below to launch the gallery.



What do YOU think? Share your thoughts in the comments!

Becca Garber
Becca Garber
Becca is a Coronado local, military spouse, mother of three, and an ICU nurse on hiatus. In Coronado, you will find her at the playground with her kids, jogging to the beach, or searching the Coronado library for another good read.Have news to share? Send tips, story ideas or letters to the editor to: [email protected].

More Local News