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  • Marines end longstanding ban on umbrellas

    11/07/2019 9:36:38 AM PST · by oh8eleven · 65 replies
    NY Post ^ | 6 Nov 2019 | Louis Casiano
    “Marines can carry an all-black, plain, standard or collapsible umbrella at their option during inclement weather with the service and dress uniforms,” according to a new All Marine Corps message, the site reported. Previously, only female Marines were allowed to use umbrellas while in their service or dress uniforms. They are required to carry it in their left hand so they are free to salute with their right.
  • Idaho pilot becomes first woman to fly F-35 jet for Marine Corps

    08/16/2019 9:03:33 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 73 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/15/19 | Stephen Sorace
    A commercial helicopter pilot from Idaho has become the first woman in the Marine Corps to fly an F-35 fighter jet, a supersonic stealth aircraft. Marine Capt. Anneliese Satz, a 29-year-old Boise native, completed her training program this past June at South Carolina’s Air Station Beaufort, the Marine Corps announced last week. Satz’s training lasted four years, taking her to bases in Florida, Texas and Mississippi. “The first flight in an F-35 is by yourself,” Satz said. "The syllabus thoroughly prepares you for that first time you take off and for every flight after that, it’s an exhilarating experience." Now,...
  • Trump names woman as head of US Air Force

    05/21/2019 6:45:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    ABS-CBN News ^ | May 22, 2019 | Agence France-Presse
    <p>US President Donald Trump announced Tuesday he had nominated a former ambassador and Arizona businesswoman to lead the Air Force.</p> <p>Barbara Barrett, 68, served as the US ambassador to Finland from 2008 to 2009 under the George W. Bush administration. She also chaired an aeronautics research and development center, The Aerospace Corporation, until 2017.</p>
  • Three Navy members killed in apparent double murder-suicide

    05/08/2019 8:57:28 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 17 replies
    NYPost ^ | May 8, 2019
    Three US Navy members were killed in an apparent double murder-suicide near where two were stationed in Virginia, according to officials. Donavon Moora, 22, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound Saturday night near where two female services members were fatally shot in a Portsmouth 7-Eleven parking lot, the Virginian-Pilot reported. Moora and the two slain women — 19-year-old Shianne Soles and 23-year-old Meaghan Burns — were reportedly all active-duty Navy corpsmen. The relationship among the victims is unclear.
  • Navy recruit is second woman to die at Illinois boot camp in 2 months

    04/28/2019 4:20:34 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 98 replies
    CBS News ^ | April 27, 2019
    Mobile, Ala. — An 18-year-old Navy recruit from Alabama has died during boot camp in Illinois. Spokesman Lt. Joseph W. Pfaff says Kelsey Nobles, of Mobile, died Tuesday after collapsing during training at the Navy Recruit Training Center in Great Lakes, Illinois. Nobles' father, Harold, told CBS affiliate WKRG-TV that doctors say she went into cardiac arrest. He says she passed out after her physical fitness test. He says she was taken to a civilian hospital where she was pronounced dead. Nobles describes his daughter as a young woman who was "the sweetest soul" and "had the biggest heart." He...
  • A Woman Explains Why Women Shouldn’t Be In Combat Units, And She's Got A Point

    01/15/2019 10:18:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/15/2019 | Jazz Shaw
    While this subject has largely fallen into the “settled” category for the most part, it’s still being brought up for discussion among the public. We’re once again talking about women in combat. Back during the Obama administration, Ash Carter was directed to open all combat roles to women. At the time, we were assured that female recruits would have to meet the same physical standards as their male counterparts. Slowly but sure, however, that principle was eroded.As Heather Mac Donald writes in the Wall Street Journal (subscription required), the standards did indeed change. But even with those relaxed standards,...
  • Women Don’t Belong in Combat Units

    01/14/2019 4:43:31 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 68 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 13, 2019 | Heather Mac Donald
    The Obama-era policy of integrating women into ground combat units is a misguided social experiment that threatens military readiness and wastes resources in the service of a political agenda. The next defense secretary should end it. In September 2015 the Marine Corps released a study comparing the performance of gender-integrated and male-only infantry units in simulated combat. The all-male teams greatly outperformed the integrated teams, whether on shooting, surmounting obstacles or evacuating casualties. Female Marines were injured at more than six times the rate of men during preliminary training—unsurprising, since men’s higher testosterone levels produce stronger bones and muscles. Even...
  • Female Green Berets....

    11/26/2018 10:00:03 AM PST · by RArtfulogerDodger · 45 replies ^ | 11/24/2018 | Jeffrey A. Friedberg
    [THE ORIGINAL ARTICLE'S AUTHOR WAS REQUESTED TO POST THIS "TIP" WHEREVER IT MIGHT GET "COVERAGE." IT COMES FROM ANOTHER PERSON WHO IS WELL-QUALIFIED TO TALK ABOUT THE UNITED STATES ARMY'S GREEN BERETS---AND WHO BRINGS WHAT IS FELT TO BE A "DIRE WARNING."] I recently spent some time at the Special Forces Decade Association Headquarters, talking with a few generations of our finest. There were some serious allegations about the first woman to pass the Special Forces “Q,” Assessment and Selection Phase course, recently. If these allegations are true, they represent to me significant corruption, ethical and leadership failures, and potentially...
  • Women in Combat? Secretary Mattis Steps Into a Minefield

    10/19/2018 5:20:53 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 85 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | October 19, 2018 | Edward D. Chang
    ...Jim Mattis has largely avoided the major controversies that have plagued his fellow Trump cabinet members. But if the reaction to his recent remarks at the Virginia Military Institute (VMI) are any indication, his luck may have begun to run out. During a September visit to the military school, Mattis offered his thoughts on women serving in combat infantry jobs, later interpreted by the Associated Press as a “dim view” of their prospects. The comments were further panned by those advocating the integration of women into combat, who characterized Mattis as “poisoning the well” and “sabotaging” efforts to integrate women....
  • What are the pros and cons of having women in the US military?

    08/29/2018 6:50:55 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 102 replies ^ | Wed, 08/29/18 | M.S. Bailey M.S. Bailey,
    As a medic I was overawed when I arrived at Ft. Sam Houston. There were SO MANY WOMEN. It was like some sort of strange paradise. At first. I realized very quickly that every OTHER company at 232nd Medical Battalion was as high as 70% female.. Very quickly as our combat deployment approached, I became increasingly convinced that my company was in for serious trouble.. Nothing was done to quell my misgivings when two females in the unit essentially got to sit out the deployment by becoming pregnant right before the deployment. During the deployment those doubts and misgivings became...
  • Lieutenant becomes first woman to lead Marine infantry platoon

    08/10/2018 8:37:00 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 77 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/09/18 | Morgan Gstalter
    First Lt. Marina Hierl has reportedly made history by becoming the first woman in the Marine Corps to lead an infantry platoon. The 24-year-old is one of four platoon commanders in Echo Company, a group of 175 Marines and Navy sailors who were recently sent to northern Australia, The New York Times reported Thursday. Hierl is one of two women to the 13-week Marines Corps Infantry Officer Course, according to the Times. “I wanted to do something important with my life,” she told the newspaper. “I wanted to be part of a group of people that would be willing...
  • Navy's first female admiral, retired Rear Adm. Alene B. Duerk, dead at 98

    07/26/2018 11:17:23 AM PDT · by DFG · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07/26/2018 | Travis Fedschun
    The Navy's first female admiral, retired Rear Adm. Alene B. Duerk, died Saturday at the age of 98, the service branch announced Wednesday. Duerk, born in Defiance, Ohio, in 1920, joined the Navy as an ensign in 1941 after completing nursing training at the Toledo Hospital School of Nursing in Ohio, the Navy said in a news release.
  • US Navy lifts ban on dreadlocks, ponytails for women

    07/13/2018 4:02:47 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 12, 2018
    The U.S. Navy announced new hair rules for female sailors his week, saying they can now wear dreadlocks, ponytails and styled buns while in uniform. The Navy's announcement came in a live broadcast on its Facebook page on Tuesday with Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson and Chief of Naval Personnel Adm. Robert Burke, The Huffington Post reported. Richardson said the naval branch enlisted a team of six female sailors to help devise the new grooming standards, which he noted were also based on feedback from the sailors' peers. “If you’ve got a recommendation, we just demonstrated that that...
  • Trump nominates 1st African-American woman to be Marine brigadier general.....

    04/12/2018 12:00:47 PM PDT · by caww · 39 replies
    ABC News ^ | 4/11/2018 | KANDIS MASCALL
    Secretary of Defense James Mattis announced a historic nomination from the president on Tuesday. If confirmed, Marine Corps Col. Lorna M. Mahlock will be the first African-American female to serve as brigadier general, according to the Marine Corps office of public affairs. Last year, the Marine Corps 'made history' by welcoming its first female infantry officer. The woman, who wished to be unnamed, was the first female to finish training for a military occupational specialty (MOS), which was opened up to women in April 2016.
  • British woman Anna Campbell who joined all-female fighting unit killed in Syria

    03/19/2018 9:20:19 PM PDT · by BBell · 105 replies
    A British woman fighting with a Kurdish armed unit has died in Syria, her father has said. Anna Campbell, 26, from Lewes, East Sussex, died on March 15 in Afrin while with the Kurdish Women's Protection Units, the YPJ. It is feared she was killed by Turkish airstrikes. Ms Campbell - who had dyed her fair hair black so she would not stand out - is the first British woman to have been killed in Syria with the Kurds and the first Briton to be killed in the battle for Afrin. Seven other Britons have died in the country while...
  • Women reveal shocking sexual abuse in the Military

    Homelessness among women veterans is expected to increase at greater rates as more women in the military reintegrate into their communities following their military service, according to the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans. While women currently make up eight percent of the total veteran population and 14.6% of the active duty military, those figures are expected to increase to an estimated 16% by 2035. Read more: Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • Navy: Only woman in SEAL training pipeline drops out

    08/12/2017 1:56:43 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 87 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Aug 11, 2017 | Julie Watson, Associated Press
    SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The only woman in the Navy SEAL training pipeline has dropped out, a Navy special warfare official confirmed Friday. The female midshipman voluntarily decided to not continue participating in a summer course that's required of officers who want to be selected for SEAL training, Lt. Cmdr. Mark Walton, a Naval special warfare spokesman, told The Associated Press. The Navy has not released the woman's name, part of a policy against publicly identifying SEALs or candidates for the force. No other woman has started the long process required to become a Navy SEAL, Walton said...
  • Candidate to be first female Navy SEAL officer quits after a week: report

    08/11/2017 12:04:36 PM PDT · by PROCON · 56 replies ^ | Aug. 10, 2017 | Travis J. Tritten
    A woman aiming to become the first female Navy SEAL officer quit about a week into the initial training, Task and Purpose reported Thursday.The unidentified female candidate dropped out in early August during a three-week course in San Diego that began July 24. It was the first assessment of potential SEAL officers before they can be sent on to more grueling courses, according to the website, which cited "multiple Naval Special Warfare Command sources."
  • First Ever Female Navy SEAL Candidate Quits Officer SEAL Screening Course Days After Starting

    08/10/2017 10:21:08 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 57 replies
    Linkedin ^ | 08/06/17 | Josh Cotton, Ph.D
    “Navy SEAL officers are expected to lead from the front in all categories, especially in physical fitness.” Official Naval Special Warfare Website On Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017 the first female to gain entry to the SEAL Officer Assessment & Selection (SOAS) program voluntarily quit. The three-week course began Monday, July 24th, 2017 in San Diego, California home of the Navy SEAL training base, and by Wednesday it was all over for this candidate. Making history, in the summer of 2017 the US Navy accepted its first female officer candidate into the Naval Special Warfare officer screening pipeline called the SEAL...
  • US Marines Test All-Male Squads Against Mixed-Gender Ones – And The Results Are Bleak

    08/08/2017 5:17:25 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 133 replies
    In 2013, the US military lifted its ban on women serving in combat. Shortly after, the Marine Corps began what it calls an “unprecedented research effort” to understand the impact of gender integration on its combat forces. That took the form of a year-long experiment called the Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force, in which 400 Marines — 100 of them female — trained for combat together and then undertook a simulated deployment, with every aspect of their experience measured and scrutinized. All branches of the military faced a January 1, 2016 deadline to open all combat roles to women,...