When farm girl Verna Swenson enlists in the WAVES in 1943, she gets her first decent paycheck and suit of clothes. Verna loves everything about the Navy—even boot camp. Her teaching certificate wins her a high level assignment as a link trainer, using a simulated cockpit to teach aircraft controls. But her students are all men, and except for the WAVES--so is the Navy. When Verna ships out for Hawaii, she faces what may be an impossible teaching assignment and her own worst fears.