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No tolerance for sex assaults, Kent says
MarineCorpsTimes.com ~ With reported sex assaults in the Marine Corps up 40 percent since 2007, top service officials have ordered a crackdown to stop all forms of …

Women At Arms: In Their Own Words
NYTimes.com ~ A great Listen for the changing role of military women 

Women at Arms Series
NYTimes.com ~ Stories, photos and videos about how women are serving in war torn areas and how they are dealing with the aftermath

The Thunder Run: Female Marines, Sailors Assist Afghan Women
By David M  ~ Female Marines, Sailors Assist Afghan Women. Marine Corps 2nd Lt. Carly E. Towers and Sahima Sheren, an interpreter, interact with local Afghan children during a patrol through Tajik Khar in Garmsir, Afghanistan, Dec. 18, 2009. 

US Navy Attempted-Suicide Rate Near 3 Percent
The New American ~ Almost 50 percent of female Marines and sailors, and 43 percent of female soldiers, reported feeling stress simply because they are women in the military. 

PHOTOS Teen to Marine: Naples High girl marches off to boot camp
Naples Daily News ~
There are only 12951 female Marines, barely 6 percent of the corps. But there numbers are growing — up 27 percent since 1999. At some point, all of those …

Women in the Military: Willing ★ Able ★ Essential (VIDEO)
Excellent Pennsylvania Veteran’s Museum’s about the history of women in the military

OSF pediatric floor will be named in memory of WWII veteran Rita Northrup
Peoria Journal Star ~
Rita Northrup also was one of more than 20,000 women who served in World War II as a U.S. Marine. Women in the Marines were trained at Camp Lejeune, N.C., which is where Rita and James Northrup met. He also was a Marine. They married in 1946. …

Female Veteran Discovers Job Security in Welding
ContractorMag.org ~ Dec 14, 2009 12:15 PM. When it came time for Vanessa Redford, 30, a Lance Corporal in the Marines, to return to civilian life, she worried about what kind of career the future held for her. …

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