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Army Capt. Maria I. Ortiz

July 26, 2011 by  
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Army Capt. Maria I. Ortiz KIA: July 10, 2007 Operation Iraqi Freedom Assigned to Kirk U.S. Army Health Clinic, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. AWV’s Facebook Memorial Page

Dear Luka

July 20, 2011 by  
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This letter is written to my son, Luka. I published a book and the cover has a photograph of a solider who lost his life fighting in Iraq. This is my explanation to Luka about who this man was and what the military is. Dear Luka, I love that every time I get on Facebook […]

Army Sgt. Trista L. Moretti

July 19, 2011 by  
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Army Sgt. Trista L. Moretti KIA: June 25, 2007 Operation Iraqi Freedom Assigned to the 425th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska AWV’s Facebook Memorial Page

SFC Leroy Petry’s Medal of Honor Reception

July 15, 2011 by  
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The American Legion and the United States Army held a reception in New York City celebrating Medal of Honor recipient SFC Leroy Petry. American Women veterans founder Genevieve Chase and volunteers Chris Page and Stella Serpa were on hand to personally congratulate him on this rare and distinguished honor.

Will Justin Timberlake Answer the Call from AWV?

July 13, 2011 by  
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Recently, Justin Timberlake told Mila Kunis that she needed to accompany Sgt. Scott Moore, of the 3rd Battalion 2nd Marines in Afghanistan, to the USMC Ball “for her country.” She accepted! (You can Sgt. Moore’s video here) Now, AWV founder Genevieve Chase is asking the same from Justin Timberlake: Will he join female veterans in […]

Army Sgt. Ashly L. Moyer

July 13, 2011 by  
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Army Sgt. Ashly L. Moyer KIA: March 3, 2007 Operation Iraqi Freedom Assigned to the 630th Military Police Company, Bamberg, Germany AWV’s Facebook Memorial Page

My Life Has Been Altered in a Blink of an Eye

July 8, 2011 by  
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I will never regret my service and if I ever did get well, I would go back to Afghanistan in a heart beat. I just wish the DoD would admit something is happening over there with our health and look for the causes. I believe this is Gulf War Syndrome all over again…

Marine Capt. Jennifer J. Harris

July 5, 2011 by  
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Marine Capt. Jennifer J. Harris KIA: February 7, 2007 Operation Iraqi Freedom Assigned to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 364, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, California

Learning to Lead in a Man’s World

July 2, 2011 by  
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If a Marine wasn’t measuring up to standards, it was my job to get them back in the game. If a male
peer was harassing a female subordinate, it was my job to correct him. I had to be unwavering in my
conviction. I had to be a woman and a leader. I grew isolated. I grew strong. I slowly grew into more of
the woman I idealized when I was younger.