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Women Soldiers – Past, Present and Future

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March is Women’s History Month How roles in the military have evolved while women work to balance professional and personal lives Women have fought for a “seat at the table” across all sectors. Today, females are graduating at a higher rate than their male counterparts and now account for 47% of the workforce. From STEM to Capitol Hill all the way to the U.S. Army, they are making strides while marching to their own beat.  From the first graduating class of female cadets at West Point in 1980 to the Defense Department’s 2016 decision to lift all restrictions on roles…

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Defense Department’s ‘A Head for the Future’ videos

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A traumatic brain injury (TBI) awareness initiative from the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC) has released new videos of service members and veterans who sought help for brain injuries. The personal stories of Ed Rasmussen, Brian O'Rourke, Randy Gross and Sue Davis can be found atdvbic.dcoe.mil/aheadforthefuture and on the YouTube channel of the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury. Rasmussen, a retired Navy senior chief petty officer, experienced multiple concussions as a result of years of exposure to explosions during training. The Virginia Beach, Virginia, resident dealt with memory loss, sleep issues and behavior changes until…

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