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Women at War

The Rucksack: What One Woman Carried Home From War

Lisa M. Van Wormer | Posted 08.13.2015 | Impact
Lisa M. Van Wormer

One of the many challenges of being a woman in the Army was that your hair always had to be in regulations: either cut into a bob that did not touch your collar or pulled back into a tight bun. Even in a sand storm, even under a Velcro-strapped Kevlar helmet, perfection was required.

LOOK: A Look At Countries Where Women Are In Combat

The Associated Press | ROBERT H. REID | Posted 01.25.2013 | World

From France's Joan of Arc, to female resistance fighters of World War II and the black-clad women warriors of the Viet Cong, popular history is filled...

Molly O'Toole

Unseen: Trailblazing Military Women Forced To Fight For Recognition, Equal Treatment

HuffingtonPost.com | Molly O'Toole | Posted 09.13.2012 | World

After a rocket-propelled grenade sent the Black Hawk helicopter tumbling out of the sky over Iraq, the medics got to work fast on the co-pilot, Capt. ...

Pentagon Recommends Allowing Women To Serve Closer To Front Lines

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 04.09.2012 | Women

WASHINGTON — For the past decade women in the U.S. military have served, fought and died on the battlefields in Iraq and Afghanistan. On Thursd...

The Battlefield to the Domestic Front: A Note on Women's Equality Day

Marie Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marie Wilson

Today, women stand ready to serve, and in Iraq and Afghanistan, leaders placed their trust in women to lead. It is time we do the same at home.