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Army Spc. Mikayla A. Bragg

October 4, 2012 by awveterans  
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Army Spc. Mikayla A. Bragg KIA: December 21, 2011 Operation Enduring Freedom Assigned to the 201st Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Knox, Ky.

Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Thalia S. Ramirez

September 17, 2012 by awveterans  
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Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Thalia S. Ramirez KIA: September 5, 2012 Operation Enduring Freedom Assigned to 1st Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C AWV Facebook Tribute Page

First female four-star general retires from the Army

August 19, 2012 by awveterans  
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“The first woman to serve as a fourstar general in both the Army and the U.S. armed forces, Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody retired today after nearly 38 years in uniform. “Ann is a leader who lived our Army values, who always led from the front, who dedicated herself to the profession of arms,” said Chief [...]

Army Spc. Erica P. Alecksen

July 14, 2012 by awveterans  
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Army Spc. Erica P. Alecksen KIA: July 8, 2012 Operation Enduring Freedom Assigned to 978th Military Police Company, 93rd Military Police Battalion, Fort Bliss, Texas AWV Facebook Memorial Page

West Virginia resident is first to enlist for combat-arms support jobs newly opened to women

July 3, 2012 by awveterans  
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“One 21-year-old recruit is about to crack the glass engine block. The Army has announced Cicely Verstein, of West Virginia,  is the first woman to enlist into one of the six Army combat-arms support jobs opened to women in May. She starts basic training in November to become a 91M, Bradley Fighting Vehicle System Maintainer. [...]

It’s your life, do with it what you want.

June 6, 2012 by awveterans  
Filed under Bras & Boots, Most Recent Posts

It seems like a long time ago when I joined the Army. I was naïve, didn’t have any ideas about what I could do and wow, the army wanted me. Man, did I feel important. No one back then told me how smart I was, or how I could make it in college and this [...]

USO honors Gen. Ann Dunwoody as Woman of the Year

May 3, 2012 by awveterans  
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“Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, commander of Army Materiel Command, was honored by the USO during a May 1 luncheon in New York City. Dunwoody shared the honors with Marillyn Hewson, executive vice president, Electronic Systems, Lockheed Martin Corporation. At the beginning of the presentation, Dunwoody spoke with Ann Curry, co-anchor of NBC’s “TODAY” show about [...]

Women in Combat: Army to open 14K jobs, 6 MOSs

May 2, 2012 by awveterans  
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“The Army will start placing women in as many as 14,000 combat-related jobs by opening up six military occupational specialties and placing women in 37 battalions across nine brigade combat teams. On May 14, the Army will begin implementing the new Defense Department policy. The new DoD policy opens up an additional 3 percent of [...]

Marine Corps to Open Officer Infantry School to Women

April 19, 2012 by awveterans  
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“The Marine Corps will soon allow women to attend its school for infantry officers, as part of a larger effort to determine how to expand the role of women in the Corps. Gen. Joseph Dunford, assistant commandant of the Marine Corps, told the Marine Corps Times on Wednesday that the service is in the process [...]

Letter to a Friend Whose Husband Is Deployed

April 4, 2012 by awveterans  
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Dear Oldest Friend, It’s been a few months since your husband left again for Afghanistan. The last time he was gone, something bad happened, but it was the kind of bad that could have been worse. He was lucky to have escaped with minor injuries, and you were fortunate to not receive that visit. In [...]

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