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Sexual assault survivors are twice as likely to leave the military voluntarily

The two years after a sexual assault are a make-or-break time for military careers, according to a Rand Corp. study published Monday, as survivors are twice as likely to leave service during the first 28 months after an attack.
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12 black female service members who made history

Women have been serving in the Armed Forces in a variety of capacities since before women were even allowed to officially wear the uniform. African American women specifically, served in both gender and race-segregated units until President Harry Truman signed Executive Order 9981, desegregating the military. These women continued to

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Soldier becomes Idaho’s first female 19D cavalry scout instructor

Sgt. Sarah Field put on the Army uniform for her first time when she enlisted in June 2010, and 10 years later, she puts on that uniform with a little more pride as she is now the Idaho Army National Guard’s first certified female 19D cavalry scout instructor at the

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Fort Bliss Soldier Charged with Raping Fellow Soldier a Year Before Her New Year’s Eve Death

A 1st Armored Division soldier at Fort Bliss, Texas has been charged with sexually assaulting three women over the past year, including a fellow soldier who was found dead a year on New Year’s Eve.
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Source: Military.com

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In Tribute To The Women Who Have Fallen In Service To The Nation

Over the years that we have been engaged in the struggle against the forces of terrorism, more and more women have been enabled to serve in battlefield MOSs formerly only occupied by men. As a result, they too have paid the cost and endured the sacrifices that come with war

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Norfolk Naval Shipyard welcomes new commander, first female to lead shipyard

Capt. Dianna Wolfson becomes the 110th commander and the first female to lead the shipyard in its 253-year history.
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Dorothy ‘Dot’ Cole, oldest living Marine, dies at age 107

Dorothy “Dot” Cole, who enlisted as one of the earliest female Marine reservists in response to the 1941 bombing of Pearl Harbor and was widely celebrated around her birthday in September as the country’s oldest living Marine, died of a heart attack last Thursday at her daughter’s home in Kannapolis.

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The survivor: Soldier overcomes battle with suicide

“The bravest thing I ever did,” Porterfield would later say, “was choosing to live when I wanted to die.”
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Source:  Army.mil

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Spc. Vanessa Guillen’s entire chain of command at Fort Hood was fired

Leaders responsible for Spc. Vanessa Guillen from her squad to her battalion were fired during the disciplinary action that took place last month at Fort Hood, Sgt. Maj. of the Army Michael Grinston told soldiers Thursday at the base.
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Source: Stripes.com

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1st Female Chaplain To Serve Congress

“Kibben brings decades of decorated experience in the military and the ministry, as a retired Rear Admiral who served as the U.S. Navy’s Chief Chaplain and the chaplain of the Marine Corps,”
Read Adm Kibben’s story here.
Source: npr.org
 

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Women in the US military may finally get body armor that actually fits

I say “cautiously optimistic” because the promise of properly-fitting body armor for women has been made by the military over and over and over again throughout the last decade, which is surprising when you take into consideration how crucial it actually is for women in combat to have gear that,

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Women veterans say service often ‘overlooked’

Women are 16% of the United State Military, but are often “overlooked,” according Air Force Veteran Rashelle Young.
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Source: CBS 42

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She’s a World War II veteran, left a trailblazing path in Upstate NY, and she’s turned 100

She celebrated her 100th birthday on Friday, Dec. 11, 2020. Yerdon is the only survivor of the 400 female World War II veterans and trailblazers at the first WAAC Training Center at Fort Des Moines, Iowa.
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Source: stargazette.com

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In a first, a Black woman takes command of Army reserve command in Europe

Brig. Gen. Wanda N. Williams assumed leadership of the Kaiserslautern-based 7th Mission Support Command on Tuesday, becoming the first Black woman to serve in a job that also makes her deputy commander of Army logistics efforts in Germany.
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Source: Stripes.com

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A woman will take command of a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier for the first time in US Navy history

The Navy has selected a woman to command a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier for the first time in American history.
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Source: Task & Purpose

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This officer, the 3rd woman to graduate Ranger School, discusses how respect can be earned

Recently, I posted about earning respect “every….damn….day.” This doesn’t mean a person needs to climb Kilimanjaro one day and then summit McKinley the next. For me, earning daily respect is part of who I want to be, therefore, it is part of my routine.
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Source: Militarytimes.com

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Body armor designed for women comes to Wyoming’s F.E. Warren Air Force Base

“Outfitting the security forces members who protect the [intercontinental ballistic missile] mission is a priority,” 1st Lt. Nicole Murphy, an installation deployment officer for the 90th Logistics Readiness Squadron.
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Source: Airforcetimes.com

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Sex Is Still a Taboo Topic in the US Military. It’s Time to Change That

Historically, women in the military ranks have been most harmed by these patriarchal regulations, which limited their ability to achieve full integration and equal status without being seen as a threat to unit cohesion.
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Source: Military.com

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Air Force graduates its largest class of female test pilots and engineers in history

For the five already dominating the skies, it’s no big deal and they just wonder why there aren’t more women doing it.
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Source: KCRA 3 news.

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Kiowa Pilot Becomes First Active-Duty Soldier to Earn Extremely Rare Astronaut Device

This month, Lt. Col. Anne McClain became the first active-duty soldier in Army history to earn the rare astronaut uniform device.
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Source: Military.com

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