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Female Marines celebrate 95 years in Corps

August 12, 2013 by  
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” There it was, her name, Opha May Johnson, simply penned on the applicant line of a Marine Corps Reserve form. Although she typically signed her name Opha M., this was an official document and her middle name was necessary. Her decision to fill out that form entered her into an exclusively male world and […]

The Modern Day Joan of Arc

July 12, 2013 by  
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I walked into the Microsoft office in suburban Washington, DC, with the attitude that I—the soldier named Susie—wasn’t really there. Instead, I was Joan of Arc—a young woman who found herself called to fight for a noble cause and who’d have to be an equal to men to do so. Playing this little mind game […]

New Women Veterans’ Call Center

April 24, 2013 by  
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“On April 23, 2013, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) launched its new Women Veterans hotline—1-855-VA-WOMEN (1-855-829-6636)—an incoming call center that receives and responds to questions from women Veterans, their families, and caregivers across the nation about available VA services and resources. “The Women Veterans Call Center is aimed at increasing women Veterans’ knowledge of […]

Remembering Brig. Gen. Margaret A. Brewer

January 16, 2013 by  
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Brig. Gen. Margaret A. Brewer, the first woman to be promoted to brigadier general in the Marine Corps, passed away Jan. 2. Brewer cleared the way for future female Marines throughout her career, said Gen. James F. Amos, commandant of the Marine Corps. “Throughout her three decades of service to our Corps and country, she […]

“Never let anyone tell you that you can’t do something.”

January 6, 2013 by  
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My name is Mary Kay Riccardi. I wanted to join the Army for a while, but chickened out many times before I finally decided it was time. While I was in basic training, I was harassed by all my fellow soldiers. I was “too slow.” I was “too weak.” I never gave up, even when […]

Thousands Honored Fallen Military Women At The Arlington National Cemetery

October 22, 2012 by  
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“More than 1,000 retired and current service women marched Saturday night to pay tribute to all women who have worn an American military uniform. The ceremony commemorated the 15th Anniversary of the Women’s Memorial at the gates of Arlington Cemetery. The service women ranged widely in generation. Veterans from WWII up to those who severed […]

Army Spc. Brittany B. Gordon

October 18, 2012 by  
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Army Spc. Brittany B. Gordon KIA: October 13, 2012 Operation Enduring Freedom Assigned to 572 Military Intelligence Company, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. AWV’s Facebook Memorial Page

Sgt. Donna R. Johnson

October 15, 2012 by  
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Sgt. Donna R. Johnson KIA: October 1, 2012 Operation Enduring Freedom Assigned to 514th Military Police Company, 60th Troop Command, Winterville, N.C. AWV’s Facebook Memorial Page

USMC Sgt. Camella M. Steedley

October 5, 2012 by  
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USMC Sgt. Camella M. Steedley Died October 3, 2012 Operation Enduring Freedom Assigned to Combat Logistics Regiment 17, out of Camp Pendleton, Calif. AWV’s Facebook Memorial Page

Army Spc. Mikayla A. Bragg

October 4, 2012 by  
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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.

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