#BorneTheBattle 89: Mila Dimal – Navy Veteran, Athlete and Team RWB chapter leader


This is the second week of the Women Veteran Athletes Initiative from the Center for Women Veterans. The CWV is spotlighting ten women in this initiative and we will have four of them on the podcast. Last week we featured Bernie Donato, and this week we feature Mila Dimal.

Mila Dimal served as an aviation mechanic in the US Navy and Navy Reserves, retiring after 20 years of service.  Her passion is being the best mother, friend, and employee possible, and she credits sports and physical activities with helping her meet her goals, and setting a great example for her children.

Mila speaks with us about joining the Navy, a great person she served with, her transition out, getting introduced to Team RWB, becoming a chapter leader, and the military experience that contributes to her success today.

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Timothy Lawson

Timothy Lawson has been a member of VA’s Digital Media Engagement team since April 2016 and is the host of VA’s official podcast, Borne the Battle. He graduated from American University’s School of Communications in 2016 with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. Tim is a Marine Corps Veteran having served as a Marine Security Guard posted at embassies in Algeria, Russia, and Peru.


  1. Herb Edetsberger    

    Mila, you are an inspiration to us all! Thank you for sharing your story. May God continue to bless all of your endeavors.

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