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November 30th, 2009
03:47 PM ET

Resources for women in the U.S. military

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Recent reports indicate that women serving in the U.S. military face unique personal and professional challenges that their male counterparts don't.

During the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, American women in the military have quietly been proving themselves as never before. These are the first wars in which women in the American military have lived and fought alongside men for long periods of time – and some say they could not fight these wars without them. Recently, it was announced that the nation’s top drill sergeant is now a woman.

Even in the field many women have taken on roles that were often seen as taboo in the past, as the necessity of manpower means they are called upon for duties previously set aside for male colleagues. But has their pioneering work come at a price? Do they receive the same support as their male counterparts? We'll talk to women in the military about how they are breaking barriers tonight.

Go here to find a link to resources for women in the military.


Filed under: Military • Women's Issues
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  1. morgan C.

    Women are still not equal in most workplaces!! Its crazy!!

    December 1, 2009 at 3:25 am |