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We Can Stand Side by Side as Equals

March 30, 2011 by  
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As one might imagine, there are a few infantry males that have very shallow opinions of females in combat situations. This criticism is something we all endure and then use for motivation to continue our mission with even more strength and ability. We prepare ourselves by not only being physically fit and trained in all aspects on our mission, including weapons and first aid, but we also bring with us a strong mindset.

Air Force 1st Lt. Tamara Archuleta

March 29, 2011 by  
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Air Force 1st Lt. Tamara Archuleta KIA: March 23, 2003 Operation Enduring Freedom Assigned to the 41st Rescue Squadron, Moody Air Force Base, Ga. AWV’s Facebook Memorial Page

Barbara C. Heald

March 22, 2011 by  
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Barbara C. Heald Captain, United States Air Force United States Department of Defense KIA: January 29, 2005 AWV’s Facebook Memorial Page

“In war, there are no unwounded soldiers”

March 21, 2011 by  
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I left my baby when he was six weeks old to go to basic training and AIT. I came back just shy of his first birthday. I thought joining the National Guard, I was safe from deployment. Wrong. Just before my son turned two, my unit was activated, and we left for Iraq.

We don’t talk about what is painful.

March 17, 2011 by  
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You see, I’m 62 year old woman and most people don’t think of me as having been a soldier.

Army Spc. Tyanna S. Avery-Felder

March 15, 2011 by  
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Army Spc. Tyanna S. Avery-Felder KIA: April 07, 2004 Operation Iraqi Freedom Assigned to the 296th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash AWV’s Facebook Memorial Page

Pep Talk From One Mom-Vet to Another

March 14, 2011 by  
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You have a combat action badge and know what it’s like to work under adverse conditions without sleep or personal hygiene as the modern world knows it. I have jumped out of airplanes and helicopters and rucked 100 miles in 4 days. We both have advanced degrees that required perseverance to acquire. Yet, motherhood is completely kicking our ass on a daily basis.

I was still a teenager the first time I came home from Iraq.

March 10, 2011 by  
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I’d been home for two or three weeks the first time I realized I wasn’t the same. When I heard my ex-boyfriend call my mom a bitch and I turned around and punched him . . . would I do it again? Probably. But I never would have before. I was so angry, all the time, and it didn’t matter if it was a big problem, or a little one.

Pfc. Holly J. McGeogh

March 8, 2011 by  
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Pfc. Holly J. McGeogh KIA: January 31, 2004 Operation Iraqi Freedom Assigned to Company A, 4th Forward Support Battalion, 4th Infantry Division (Mech), Fort Hood, Texas. AWV Facebook Memorial Page

Transition to Civilian Life Challenging for Homeless Female Vets

March 7, 2011 by  
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The fastest growing segment of the homeless veteran population is women with children, said Genevieve Chase, founder and executive director of American Women Veterans.

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