Category: Women Serving in Combat

The Female Veteran

The Female Veteran Unique Service and Needs By Micaila Britto As you walk down the streets of your town every day, you see her there – a woman who might be attired as a business manager, health care worker, or any number of other skilled professionals. You think that she probably is someone’s mother, daughter, sister,…

The History of Operation Caring Friends

Operation Caring Friends (OCF) was started in 2002 as a way to send our servicemen and women “a taste of home”.  Its main focus has been to take care of those who get little or no support from home.Mary and Jeff Merritt first started this venture a few boxes at a time when few were…

Hagel Meets with Female Marines at Camp Lejeune

From Associate Press July 19, 2013 Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has held a closed door meeting with female Marines at Camp Lejeune. The Daily News of Jacksonville reported that Hagel also toured an urban warfare training facility at the base as students demonstrated tactics, techniques and procedures. After the training, Hagel met with more than…

Marines Won’t Let Women in the Infantry Until at Least 2015

By Dan Lamothe Marine Corps Times Staff writer The Marine Corps won’t allow women to serve in the infantry until at least 2015, according to a new plan outlining how the service will conform to a landmark Pentagon decision allowing female troops into ground combat units. Each of the services and U.S. Special Operations Command…