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1st female sailor completes Navy special warfare training

 For the first time, a female sailor has successfully completed the grueling 37-week training course to become a Naval Special Warfare combatant-craft crewman — the boat operators who transport Navy SEALs and conduct their own classified missions at sea.
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Source: Lolita C. Baldor,

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The body of Army vet missing since 2019 has been found

Finona’s daughter, Julietta Faria, told NBC’s “Dateline” in 2019 that her mother had just returned to New Mexico following a 31-year career in the Army. The vet was readying to celebrate her nephew’s upcoming graduation when she vanished.
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Source: NY Post

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Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin backs change in military sex assault prosecution

In a statement, obtained by The Associated Press, Secretary Austin said he supports taking those sexual assaults and related crimes away from the chain of command, and let independent military lawyers handle them. The Pentagon has long resisted such a change, but Austin and other senior leaders are slowly acknowledging

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A Marine Inhaled Burning Garbage Fumes While Deployed. This Is What Happened To Her Organs.

“I am not sure how to prepare a 7 year old for losing his mom…in terms of how to prepare him for it, I don’t know how to.
I was absolutely willing to die for my country when I joined the Marine Corp. I just didn’t think it would be

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82nd Airborne paratrooper killed in training jump was artist, forward observer

An 82nd Airborne Division paratrooper killed during a training jump from a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter at Fort Bragg, N.C., on Monday was a talented artillery forward observer and a gifted artist, Army officials said Tuesday.
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Source: Stripes.com

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THE LEGEND OF CHIEF SHANNON KENT

“Shannon was a warrior first, and she’d want to be remembered as such.”
Read Shannon’s story here.
Source: coffeeordie.com

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All Female Spartan Army Airborne Parachute Jump

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Biden to announce first woman four-star admiral for the Coast Guard

President Joe Biden plans to nominate Coast Guard Vice Adm. Linda Fagan to the role of vice commandant, making her the first woman to achieve a fourth-star in the service, Defense News has learned.
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Source: Militarytimes.com

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Honoring the Women of Our Military on International Women’s Day

Throughout history, the only thing holding women back in the Service has been the rules put in place to prohibit their involvement.
Read about the evolution of women’s roles in the military here.
Source: spouselink.com

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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.”
Read Chelsea’s story here.
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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