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This Could Be Our First-Ever Female Combatant Commander

President Obama will name Air Force General Lori Robinson to lead the military’s Northern Command, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Friday. It’s one of the top US military positions and…

Newser | March 19, 2016 - 11:00 am

Top Military Officials Decide That Women Are Now Required To Register For The Draft

Just last month when the ban was lifted for women in all military combat roles, one of the pressing questions was: “Should women now be required to enter the draft?”

Bronwyn Isaac | February 3, 2016 - 5:00 pm

Ben Carson Says Transgender Military Members Are ‘A Distraction’

Yesterday, Ben Carson told military veterans at an event in Waterloo, Iowa that the military is not the place to deal with the “transgender thing.”

That’s right, someone’s…

Katrin Higher | December 6, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Female Veterans In Congress: It’s About Damn Time For Women In Combat

Of the long wait for women’s combat opportunities, McSally said Thursday, “It’s about damn time. We are a country that looks at people as individuals, not groups. We select the…

Bronwyn Isaac | December 4, 2015 - 3:45 pm

Honoring Trans* Soldiers This Memorial Day

It was only about three months ago that the Pentagon announced protections for transgender service members. Prior to March, a transgender soldier in the Army could be dismissed from service…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | May 25, 2015 - 10:10 am

Male Troops In Special Operations Doubt Women Can Do The Job

Although women are allowed to serve in the military in most departments across the board, including combat jobs (the ban was lifted in 2012), there are still areas in which…

Katrin Higher | April 7, 2015 - 9:15 am

The Marines Are Testing Female Soldiers For Front Lines

Women in combat, frats being fratty(terrible) and so much more.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 20, 2015 - 6:30 pm

Mike Brown’s Family Will File A Civil Suit Against The City Of Ferguson

Ferguson shooting victim Mike Brown’s family will be filing a civil suit against the City of Ferguson and Officer Darren Wilson.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 5, 2015 - 6:03 pm

Alcohol Is Now Classified As A Weapon In Military Sexual Assault Cases

The military has classified alcohol as a weapon in sexual assault cases. [RawStory]
The American Library Association’s awards are super-diverse. Is #WeNeedDiverseBooks working? [Flavorwire]
Here’s a rundown…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | February 2, 2015 - 6:00 pm

Kickass Woman Of The Day: Doris Baker Is One Of The World’s Only Honorary Green Berets

Doris Baker, a 97-year-old Virginia Beach woman, spent decades teaching the children of US Special Forces soldiers at their base in Bad Toelz, Germany after World War II. On Wednesday,…

Claire Hannum | November 8, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Kickass Woman Of The Day: The Navy Just Got Its First Four-Star Female Admiral

In its 236 years of existence, the U.S. Navy has never had a female four-star admiral — until now. Vice Admiral Michelle Howard was just promoted to an admiral and…

Claire Hannum | July 2, 2014 - 4:30 pm

Transgender National Security Leaker Pvt. Chelsea Manning May Be Transferred To Civilian Prison To Be Treated For “Gender Dysphoria”

It’s been awhile since we’ve heard anything about Private Chelsea Manning, also known as Bradley Manning, a dishonorably discharged soldier who was sentenced to 35 years for leaking classified documents…

Jessica Wakeman | May 14, 2014 - 4:00 pm

Defense Secretary Asks Military To Review Rules Targeting Black Women’s Hairstyles

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has asked the military to review new Army rules regulating hairstyles which mostly target Black women. The new regulations ban dreadlocks, twists and larger cornrows.

Jessica Wakeman | May 1, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Black Women’s Hair Is Under More Scrutiny With The Army’s New Grooming Regulations

The Army released new regulations on Monday for hair and grooming which seem to specifically target Black women’s hairstyles. The new regs now forbid braids or cornrows larger than…

Jessica Wakeman | April 1, 2014 - 6:30 pm

Senate Blocks Bid To Change Military’s Change Of Command On Prosecuting Sexual Assault

The Senate successfully blocked a spearheaded by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) bill that would change the military’s judicial system by taking sexual assault cases outside of the chain of…

Jessica Wakeman | March 6, 2014 - 6:30 pm

The Daily Squee: Dog Reacts To Seeing Deployed Soldier Owner On Skype For The First Time

As much as we love videos of dogs being reunited with their owners returning from a deployment, sometimes a simple screen shot is all you need. Airman Justin Jones captured…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | January 3, 2014 - 11:30 am

Four Women Successfully Progressing Through Marines’ Ground Combat Training

Four women who are part of the first batch of female Marines to train for ground combat have passed the Marine Corps’ infantry training test for the first time.

Jessica Wakeman | October 30, 2013 - 7:30 pm

Kickass Woman Of The Day: Sgt. Theresa Vail Will Be The Miss America Contestant To Bare Tattoos

Sgt. Theresa Vail is quite the unconventional beauty pageant contestant. Miss Kansas is a not only a soldier, an opera singer, an aspiring army dentist and college senior majoring in…

Claire Hannum | September 12, 2013 - 10:40 am

The Love Story Behind That Beautiful Photo Of A Woman Carrying Her Double-Amputee Marine Husband

You might have seen this picture pop on your Facebook newsfeed sometime in the past couple days. A smiling woman stands in a lake, carrying her double amputee husband on…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | August 28, 2013 - 1:20 pm

New Measures To Prevent Military Sexual Assault Are Released

Today the Defense Department released its new measures to prevent military sexual assault and to better aid survivors. [USA TodayGuardian UK]
Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s lady-centric organization Lean…

Jessica Wakeman | August 15, 2013 - 7:30 pm
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