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Defense Officials Honor Women’s Achievements
WASHINGTON, March 21, 2007 – The Defense Department observed Women’s History Month and honored the women filling its ranks in a ceremony today at Arlington National Cemetery. Story
Woman Gunner Helps Protect Security Detachment
FORWARD OPERATING BASE LOYALTY, Iraq, March 1, 2007 – Pfc. Evelyn Williams of Temple Hills, Md., sits in the turret of the lead vehicle. It's her responsibility to keep a sharp eye out for snipers, grenade attacks, suicide bombers, and improvised explosive devices. Story
Pentagon Channel Offers Special Coverage
WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2007 – More than 100 years before the Marine Corps actively recruited women, Lucy Brewster secretly signed up, served on "Old Ironsides," and fought in some of the bloodiest battles of the War of 1812. That's just one of many fascinating but little-known facts about women in the military the Pentagon Channel will offer its audience during March's Women's History Month. Story
Soldiers Aid Infantry Troops with Searches
BAGHDAD, Iraq, Feb. 27, 2007 – In a culture where contact with women is forbidden unless you are closely related, searching civilians can be a challenge. This is where the women soldiers attached to the Company A, 3rd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment come in. Story
Unit Re-enlists 200th as Sergeant Takes Oath
CAMP TAJI, Iraq, Feb. 16, 2007 – U.S. Army. Staff Sgt. Charlotte Harris, a light-wheel mechanic and platoon sergeant for Company E, 1st Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, re-enlisted and became the 200th soldier to do so since the deployment began for the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade. Story
Heroes Turn Out for Exhibit at Army Women's Museum
FORT LEE, Va., Feb. 5, 2007 – The first woman to earn the Silver Star Medal for direct actions against an enemy force turned out for the opening of the Global War on Terrorism exhibit Feb. 3 at the U.S. Army Women’s Museum here. Story
Female Combat Medics Earn Respect from Afghan Army
GARDEZ, Afghanistan, Jan. 29, 2007 – Oregon Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Jo Turner and Spc. Cheryl Ivanov have found a niche in a "Good Ol' Boys' Club" while serving in Afghanistan. Turner, from Springfield, Ore., and Ivanov, from Coos Bay, are female combat medics deployed with Oregon's 41st Brigade Combat Team. They are attached to the Afghan National Army's 3rd Infantry Kandak, 1st Brigade, 203rd Corps. They provide medical support during missions. Story
Image of a female U.S. Army Soldier standing with her weapon.
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