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Marine says female team inspires Afghan girls
Today, we speak with Marine Cpl. Brigitte Ratzlaff — among the first women to be on an all-female engagement team on the ground in Afghanistan …

Female vets face homelessness, dearth of services
LONG BEACH, Calif. — The $15,000 that former Army Pvt. Margaret Ortiz had in the bank when she left Iraq is long gone, spent on alcohol and cocaine.

The Hidden Homefront: Women in the ranks
Women have an increasing role in the 21st century military. There are more in the military than ever before, not infrequently coming under fire. Yet the homefront keeps calling.

 New VA patients younger, more likely to be women
The Associated Press | Administrators opened a women’s clinic and are trying to take female veterans into consideration when deciding everything from the color of the walls to the …

Full participation for our ‘sisters-in-arms’
By this time next year, U.S. troops will have been in Afghanistan longer than the Soviets were. The United States has been engaged in combat in Afghanistan and Iraq longer …

Female Marine Honored for Her Valor Under Fire – Honolulu Star 
Honolulu Star – Bulletin – First Lt. Rebecca M. Turpin is one of 12 women awarded the Navy and Marine Corps …

Lance Cpl. Ryann Campion, 19, Marines | Philadelphia Inquirer | 12/10/2009
Philadelphia Inquirer | She is proud to be a female Marine who helps Afghan women who otherwise “have no say in anything. A lot of the women give us a ‘thank God you’re here’ look.

Sen. Warner meets with women veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress 
Virginia Senator Mark Warner is reaching out to a growing minority: female veterans diagnosed with and treated for post traumatic stress disorder. 

Armed Female Marine Protects Home from Burglar the burglar did not know was that the house he was about to break into was the home of an armed Marine.

Female veterans are forcing transformation of in older, male 
Dec 14, 2009  MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Doctors at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in this quiet, bucolic town tucked between coal country and the