Sunday, August 23, 2009

Women in the U.S. Army

Spc. Craig Morrison, 1st Cavalry Division receives his Shoulder
Sleeve Insignia for War-Time Service from Sgt. 1st Class
Zenalia Moses.(U.S. Army photo by Spc. L.B. Edgar)

Women have served in the United States Army since 1775. They nursed the ill and wounded, laundered and mended clothing, and cooked for the troops in camp on campaign; services that did not exist among the uniformed personnel within the Army until the Twentieth Century. Women are an invaluable and essential part of the Army. Currently, women serve in 91 percent of all Army occupations and make up about 14 percent of the active Army. Women continue to have a crucial role in the War on Terrorism and their sacrifices in this noble effort underscore their dedication and willingness to share great sacrifices.

A special thanks to the Army Women's Museum at Fort Lee, Virginia

To my fellow Sisters in Arms: God Bless You, God Speed and know we have made a difference! They say we can't be a part of "the front line", yet we always have been and will continue to be!

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