ALMOST HALF OF THE MORE THAN 250,000 WOMEN WHO HAVE BEEN DEPLOYED TO IRAQ,
AFGHANISTAN AND SURROUNDING COUNTRIES ARE MOTHERS.
One month after September 11th, I transfered into the IRR from the Army Reserves. The next month my old unit of 6 years was put on stop loss. 2 months…
This is an excerpt from a letter I wrote during my deployment at Bagram Airfield in 2009. It’s pretty amazing to see the devastation that we (the …
This is an excerpt from a letter I wrote during my deployment at Bagram Airfield in 2009. The Bazaar is an open-air market we have on base every o…
Laura Browder is quoted in this article about the firestorm surrounding the photo of the female soldiers breast feeding. "Whether you approve of that photograph showing two Air Force moms breast-feeding in uniform, it underscores a debate that becomes more relevant each day this country is at war: Can you be a soldier and a mother at the same time? (Or, in Carrie Bradshaw-speak: Can women really have it all?)" Check out the full article.
This week, Mothers at War's own Laura Browder shared her opinion on women's role in the military while on Patt Morrison's call-in radio show on KPCC Los Angeles. The show featured opinions on comments made by Republican Presidential Candidate Rick Santorum concerning women in the military. Santorum's statments came in response to the Pentagon's new guidelines that would allow women to serve at the batallion level in positions such as ...
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About one in five women and one in one hundred men have reported to their Veterans Affairs health care provider that they’ve experienced military sexual trauma (MST). It is a problem that has grown more as more women have joined the military. The Department of Defense has developed strategies to curb sexual trauma, and VA hospitals across the nation have implemented programs for outreach, staff training, screening and treatment. VA has special services available ...
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