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Women in Military

Two Female Soliders Make History at Army Ranger School

Two female soldiers made history Friday as the first women to ever graduate from the Army's rigorous Ranger School — the premier military institution of future elite fighters and leaders. Read More »

Navy Plans to Open Elite SEAL Team to Women

One of the Navy's top officers recently announced plans to open the service's elite SEAL teams to women who can pass and complete the training regimen.  Read More »

Oldest Known Veteran in the U.S. Passes Away One Month After Meeting President Obama

Emma Didlake, the oldest known veteran in the United States, died on Sunday at the age of 110. Didlake's daughter told the San Antonio Express-News that she felt tired over the past few days and showed signs of failing health.  Read More »

Women Veterans Respond to Mike Huckabee's Military Comments

Last week's first GOP debate in Cleveland was an eventful one, with the Republican hopefuls laying bare their views on hot topics like terrorism, Planned Parenthood, and gay marriage. Read More »

This Day In History: Jessica Lynch Receives Hero Welcome

On July 22nd 2003, prisoner of war U.S. Army Private Jessica Lynch returned to her hometown of Palestine, W.V., after being rescued from an Iraqi hospital.  Read More »

Meet the First Woman to Fly an F-35 Fighter Jet

Lieutenant Colonel Christine Mau made history when she become the first female F-35 fighter jet pilot. Read More »

Meet the First Female Pilot in the Blue Angel’s 69-Year History

The Blue Angels are the U.S. Navy’s flight demonstration squadron, showing people across the country the techniques Navy aviators are capable of — performing some maneuvers that put planes 18-inches apart in the air. Read More »