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Nicole Gee, Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps


Sergeant Nicole Gee, a native of Roseville, California, enlisted in the Marine Corps in 2017 and was later assigned to Combat Logistics Battalion 24, where she provided maintenance on ground electronics transmission systems. Sgt. Gee […]

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Johanny Rosario Pichardo, Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps


After her graduation, in 2014, Lawrence, MA native, Sergeant Johanny Rosario Pichardo enlisted in the Marines and served with the Naval Amphibious Force, Task Force 51/5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade Pichardo was assigned to assist in […]

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Memorial Day 2021


For many, Memorial Day marks the unofficial beginning of summer. For others however, Memorial Day looks very different from family gatherings and department store sales. Instead, Memorial Day is the somber remembrance of those who so willingly gave their lives for this great experiment. For those who remember, Memorial Day weekend is filled […]

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Sharron Frontiero, Lieutenant, U.S. Air Force


In the early 1970’s, Sharron Frontiero was a lieutenant serving as a physical therapist, stationed on Maxwell Air Force Base. She had gotten married and applied to receive dependent’s allowance for her civilian husband, however, her request was denied. She filed a formal complaint only to receive […]

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Elizabeth A. Okoreeh-Baah, Captain, U.S. Marine Corps


Elizabeth Okoreeh-Baah graduated from the Naval Academy in 2000. She was one of the first women to graduate with a Marine Corps aviation contract.   She went on to fly the CH-46E Sea Knight, completed a year-long combat deployment, and then transitioned to […]

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Katie Higgins Cook, Major, U.S. Marine Corps


Major Higgins Cook is a third-generation military aviator. Her grandfather served during World War II, Korea, and Vietnam, and her father was an F-18 fighter pilot in the Navy. After graduating from the US Naval Academy in 2008, she joined […]

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Melanie Martins, Lieutenant, U.S. Navy


In September of 2019, Lt. Melanie Martins, a supply officer serving aboard USS Ohio (SSGN 726), became the first Filipina to earn her submarine warfare insignia, worn by all qualified submariners worldwide.  The submarine warfare insignia is a […]

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Marcelite J. Harris, Major General, U.S. Air Force


Marcelite J. Harris was born Marcelite Jordan to Cecil O’Neal Jordan and Marcelite Terrill Jordan, in Houston, Texas on January 16, 1943. She graduated from Spelman College, earning her B.A. in Speech and Drama. She […]

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  • Phyllis Newhouse is a veteran who served for 22 ye Phyllis Newhouse is a veteran who served for 22 years in the U.S. Army and established the Cyber Espionage Task Force. Now she is a CEO and investor who is sharing her tips on how women, especially women of color, can harness their potential as leaders in all aspects of their lives.

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    U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command Sgt. U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command Sgt. Maj. Kristie Brady, the first female senior enlisted advisor in CECOM history, officially passed on her responsibilities to the new Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Conaty. 

Brady is now heading to the Pentagon to be the executive officer for the Sgt. Maj. of the Army, Michael Grinston.

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    Military aviation proudly recounts its past, susta Military aviation proudly recounts its past, sustains its present and looks towards its future. Part of its history tells the story of the female pilots who stepped up to ensure aircraft were available and ready during World War II. The WASPs, or the Women Airforce Service Pilots, provided an invaluable service to our country in wartime. Their legacy influenced future women in military aviation who became leaders, innovators, and decision-makers. Now, their legacy lives on as the most lethal and connected fifth-generation aircraft, the F-35 Lightning II, operates daily worldwide.

In 2015, then U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Christine Mau became the first female F-35 pilot when she completed a flight in the Lightning II. Mau retired in 2017, but her story remains a key highlight of the F-35 story.

Learn about Lt. Col. Christine Mau:
https://www.dvidshub.net/news/426441/pioneering-female-f-35-pilot-reflects-legacy-women-military-aviation
    Happy 232nd Birthday to the U.S. Coast Guard! . . Happy 232nd Birthday to the U.S. Coast Guard!
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    Base exchange stores have mostly run out of hot we Base exchange stores have mostly run out of hot weather uniforms for women due to a contract dispute that has halted production.

The shortage in weather-appropriate clothes for female troops comes amid a summer heat wave that has scorched many areas of the country with unusually high temperatures.

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https://www.military.com/daily-news/2022/07/25/army-and-air-force-run-out-of-female-hot-weather-uniforms-amid-summer-heat-wave.html
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    Meet Marian Cole, a World War II veteran, who join Meet Marian Cole, a World War II veteran, who joined the Army despite not actually being qualified to do so because she was underage. Now she is celebrating her 100th birthday this month.

Happy 100th birthday Marian!

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https://www.tapinto.net/towns/bridgewater-slash-raritan/sections/health-and-wellness/articles/world-war-ii-vet-to-celebrate-100th-birthday
    Meet Col. Eries Mentzer. She was Maxwell Air Force Meet Col. Eries Mentzer. She was Maxwell Air Force Base's first Black female commander. Command changes every two years and as of Friday morning, Eries ended her role as the commander of Maxwell AFB.

“I certainly wasn’t the first qualified woman to be able to lead the space, qualified Black woman, I was just the first to have the opportunity”

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    "The Navy is continuing its years long quest for a "The Navy is continuing its years long quest for a better-fitting uniform for female sailors with a fit-test survey in Norfolk, Virginia, this month. The goal is to get enough measurements to make sizes better and more accurate for women.

The project comes at a time when complaints about the fit of female uniforms persist in the sea service, but service members in other branches struggle to even buy uniform items."

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https://www.military.com/daily-news/2022/07/26/navy-hopes-measuring-female-sailors-will-finally-fix-ill-fitting-uniforms.html