women in military

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 |

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel Taking Sexual Assault In The Military Seriously, As He Should

A new defense secretary has just been confirmed and already he has a big issue to address: sexual assault in the military. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) (Full disclosure: I used…

Sarah Gray |

Recap: President Obama’s State Of The Union Address

Missed the State Of The Union address last night?  Well, here’s a guide of some major points for those of you who still want to know where we’re at.  The…

Sarah Gray |

Jon Stewart Reminds Everyone That Women Are Not Mice, Can Fight In Military Combat

Jon Stewart’s latest crusade: picking apart the right-leaning backlash stemming from Defense Secretary Leon Panetta’s decision to allow women to serve in combat roles.  A former U.S. Marine penned a piece

Sarah Gray |

The Soapbox: Why I Was Reluctant To Endorse Lifting The Ban On Women In Combat

Bottom line: I was a female soldier in the combat zone. So why do I feel so uncomfortable about formalizing women’s placement in combat roles? I did a lot of…

Alice Richtig |

Military Ban Lifted On Women In Combat: Here’s What People Are Saying About It

Earlier this week, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta lifted a ban that prohibited women from openly serving in combat roles in the military. This would entail overturning a 1994 rule…

Jessica Wakeman |

Military Ban Lifted On Women In Combat Roles

The Secretary of Defense has lifted a ban that prohibited women from openly serving in combat roles in the military, NPR is reporting. Secretary Leon Panetta made the decision on…

Jessica Wakeman |

Women In Military Shouldn’t Disrupt “Band Of Brothers” By Serving In Combat Roles, Retired General Writes

A male retired Army general penned an op-ed for the Washington Post about why women should not openly serve in combat roles, which apparently seems to stem from wanting…

Jessica Wakeman |

British Soldier Gives Birth At Afghan Base Had No Idea She Was Pregnant

I’ve had a couple false alarms when my period has been poky and I’ve been freaked for a few days that I might be pregnant. So it boggles my mind…

Jessica Wakeman |

Military Women Finally Get Specially Designed Body Armor

The first group of women in the military will soon be deployed with body armor that has been designed especially with their female shape in mind. Previously, military women…

Jessica Wakeman |

For Female Soldiers, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Is Very Real

I’ve been pretty fascinated by the New York Times’ series “Women at Arms,” about lady folk in the military. Yesterday’s front page story might have been the most interesting so…

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