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Woman by woman, the VA is changing its culture

February 25, 2011 by  
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“Seventy-five percent of our female patients are under 40 years old,” she said. “Their health care needs are obviously going to be different,” than more traditional patients — older males.

Military Service, Field Jackets, and Asshats at the Airport

February 24, 2011 by  
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I am very proud of my military service. I was a good soldier and a good NCO. Joining the Army made me a better person. But I am so resentful of the crap I have to wade through – the expectations and assumptions that people have about women in the military; the questions people ask me that they would not ask a male veteran.

Marine Veterans Stationed at Camp Lejeune: Register for Drinking Water Notifications

February 22, 2011 by  
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The Marine Corps encourages all those who lived or worked at Camp Lejeune before 1987 to register to receive notifications regarding Camp Lejeune Historic Drinking Water. The Department of the Navy is funding independent research initiatives. To register for water testing notifications, read about previous studies and receive more information, visit the Camp Lejeune Historic […]

Army Sgt. Tatjana Reed

February 22, 2011 by  
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Army Sgt. Tatjana Reed KIA: July 22, 2004 Operation Iraqi Freedom Assigned to the 66th Transportation Company, Kaiserslautern, Germany AWV’s Facebook Memorial Page

The Best NCO I Ever Had

February 18, 2011 by  
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“People don’t know that pregnant women can be in the military. Sometimes they don’t even know that we carry weapons (and that’s when you look at them with scorn and disbelief, by the way). So I love my picture that shows the hardest-working, most professional NCO I ever worked under.”

Army Sgt. Princess C. Samuels

February 15, 2011 by  
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Army Sgt. Princess C. Samuels KIA: August 15, 2007 Operation Iraqi Freedom Assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas AWV’s Facebook Memorial Page

Army Spc. Keisha M. Morgan

February 8, 2011 by  
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Army Spc. Keisha M. Morgan KIA: February 22, 2008 Operation Iraqi Freedom Assigned to the Division Special Troops Battalion, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas AWV’s Facebook Memorial Page

Senator Murray vows to be ‘top advocate’ for veterans

February 7, 2011 by  
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“No matter what war or what conflict, when they come home,” veterans will “have me to be their top advocate in the United States of America,” said Murray, the first woman to head the committee.

I love the Marine Corps. It saved my life.

February 2, 2011 by  
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“It was after boot camp that I feel we did our greatest trailblazing.  I would not except someone referring to me as a “Bam” a term used to descrbe a female Marine.  It stood for big ass marine!  The term was generaly accepted even by officers, tongue-in-cheek of course.”

Army 1st Lt. Jaime L. Campbell

February 1, 2011 by  
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Army 1st Lt. Jaime L. Campbell KIA: January 07, 2006 Operation Iraqi Freedom Assigned to the 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment, Alaska Army National Guard, Anchorage, Alaska <a href=”http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150175414935830&set=a.232221715829.178765.73284480829″>AWV’s Facebook Memorial Page</a>