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First female four-star general retires from the Army

August 19, 2012 by  
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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 […]

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

July 3, 2012 by  
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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. […]

USO honors Gen. Ann Dunwoody as Woman of the Year

May 3, 2012 by  
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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  
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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  
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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 […]

Air Force Appoints First Female Four-Star General

March 28, 2012 by  
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The Senate confirmed March 26, 2012, the nominations of two Air Force Materiel Command senior leaders. Air Force officials announced the confirmation of Lt. Gen. Janet C. Wolfenbarger to the rank of general with assignment to the position of AFMC commander, making her the Air Force’s first female four-star general. Officials also announced the Senate […]

DOD Opens More Jobs & Assignments to Military Women

February 10, 2012 by  
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“Military women, particularly soldiers, will see more than 14,000 new job or assignment opportunities because of policy changes the Defense Department announced today. The changes are included in a report the department submitted to Congress today, based in part on findings the Military Leadership Diversity Commission reported in March. Today’s report includes a “vision statement”: […]

AWV Makes the Echoing Green Fellowship Semifinals

February 6, 2012 by  
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American Women Veterans is a 2012 Echoing Green Fellowship Semifinalist! What this means for American Women Veterans: The Echoing Green Fellowship Through our two-year Echoing Green Fellowship program, we provide start-up capital and technical assistance to help new leaders launch their organizations and build capacity of their social enterprise. We offer: • A stipend of […]

Female Seabees Team Makes History in Afghanistan

January 25, 2012 by  
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In the rocky mountains of Helmand province the group from Port Hueneme becomes the first all-female team in Seabees history to take on and complete a construction project. “It was an unusual job even for the Seabees, the U.S. Navy’s construction forces trained to hold a hammer in one hand and a Beretta M9 in […]

Army Swears in its First Female Surgeon General

December 18, 2011 by  
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“The Army medical community is taking the many lessons learned from 10 years of war to sharpen its focus on prevention, wellness and healing troops’ physical and psychological scars, the service’s new surgeon general said. Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho, first woman and first nonphysician to become the Army’s surgeon general, was promoted and assumed her […]

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