Please join us for a Central Conversation with Air Force Veteran Natalee Webb as we discuss Women in the Military.
Natalee Anne Webb is an Air Force, disabled Veteran of the post-Vietnam era. She was one of the first females admitted into the aircraft mechanics field of the Air Force, becoming the 1st female Aircraft Mechanic assigned to the 18th AGS of Kadena Air Force Base in Okinawa, Japan. Following close to three years of service, Ms. Webb medically released from the Air Force with an Honorable discharge and later was diagnosed with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and MST (Military Sexual Trauma). Always a fighter, Ms. Webb worked to eventually become the first female Veterans Service Officer for the City of Melrose, Massachusetts. Ms. Webb continues to be a Veterans Advocate, assisting Veterans with benefits and counseling. She has founded two road races designated to bringing awareness to Veterans: The Veterans Memorial 11K on Veterans Day (1999-2009) in Stoneham, Massachusetts (the only 11K in America), and the Heroes 5-mile run in Melrose, Massachusetts. She is a long-term member of the American Legion’s Post 115 Auxiliary Unit in Stoneham, and currently its Secretary. Ms. Webb is working towards her Bachelor’s Degree as part of the VA’s Vocational Rehabilitation(Chapter 31) program. She is one of nine with three grown children and four grandchildren. Formerly of Stoneham, Ms. Webb now resides in North Attleboro, Massachusetts.