Posts tagged ‘military women’

A survey of 53,000 Marines conducted last summer found about 17 percent of male Marine respondents would leave the Corps if women are allowed to serve in combat positions. More than 20 percent said they would quit if women are assigned involuntarily to those jobs. The results of the survey, released to The Associated Press [...]

Women’s Equality Day was observed in several amphibious ships to remember the struggles and sacrifices of women to gain the right to vote. In USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), an ice cream social was hosted on Aug. 24 on the ship’s mess decks. NAVADMIN 251/12 announced the observance of Women’s Equality Day to be Aug. [...]

The 25th Annual Joint Women’s Leadership Symposium is set for March 5 and 6 at the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland. The event is hosted by the Sea Service Leadership Association (SSLA). Registration for the two-day event, which carries the theme “United in Service: Our Global Impact,” is still open. [...]

A recent study was able to establish a profile for military women, identifying differences – as well as similarities – between the men and women who serve in our Armed Forces. The study was released on Thursday and was based on the results of a poll conducted last summer by the Pew Research Center. Women [...]

March is Women’s History Month, and the Department of Veterans Affairs is joining the rest of America in recognizing the contributions of women, specifically those who have served their country in the Armed Forces and are now Veterans. Secretary Eric K. Shinseki, Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, was quoted in a press release [...]

A feature on USA Today shared the efforts that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is pouring towards improving medical care for female Veterans. Despite the fact the women have long been serving in the military, they have, for the most part, been stereotyped as the wife, mother, sister, or girlfriend of a Veteran – [...]