Category: Military

Lessons Learned in Today’s Military

http://tinyurl.com/2855puu Lt. Col. Diana Staneszewski is a Western woman who communicates with Afghans in their native tongue, bridging the language barrier and gaining the trust of the locals she encounters on patrol. Job/Position Title: Communications Officer/ AFPAK Hand assigned in Regional Command South to the Kandahar Provincial Reconstruction Team in support of the 411th Civil Affairs…

For Female Marines, Tea Comes With Bullets | NYTimes.com

Cpl. Christina Oliver, center, and other female Marines attached to a male battalion patrolled recently in Helmand Province. Lynsey Addario for The New York Times By ELISABETH BUMILLER Published: October 2, 2010 MARJA, Afghanistan — They expected tea, not firefights. But the three female Marines and their patrol were shot at late on a recent…

Women’s History Month and Women Veteran Contributions

Today is the first day of National Women’s History Month. This marks the 30th Anniversary of celebrating Women’s History Month and this year’s theme is “Writing Women Back into History”. Women are particularly missing from Military history…not that are aren’t accounts, they’re just not widely known. Women comprise ~14% of the armed forces today. Approximately 1.7 million…