Women’s History Month

U.S. Marines assigned to the female engagement team (FET) attached to Foxtrot Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment conduct a security patrol in Marjah, Helmand province, Afghanistan, Jan. 3, 2011. The FET aids the infantry Marines by engaging Afghan women and children in support of the International Security Assistance Force. DoD photo by Marine Corps Cpl. Marionne T. Mangrum

Defense Secretary Carter says women have aided in the defense of our nation since its inception, and they will continue to be vital contributors long into the future.
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All-services-rot

“To succeed in our mission of national defense, we cannot afford to cut ourselves off from half the country‚Äôs talents and skills.”
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Women in Combat Ash Carter (1)

February is Women’s History Month. The Defense Department is taking this as an opportunity to highlight women who serve and have served.
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JESROTA

As the Navy began to accept females, many had the opportunity to be part of a change and be the first to fill rates that were previously only held by males.
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Female_MarineFeat

Since Opha Mae Johnson joined the Marine Corps Reserve in 1918, women have made some astounding achievements the Corps.
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