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"Both in uniform and through the civilian sector, American mothers, daughters, sisters and wives have selflessly served to defend and protect the land of the free and home of the brave. Even in grim situations and under austere conditions, these women have persevered—standing tall and strong as defenders of freedom, liberty and justice."

Stories & Blogs

The Coast Guard women’s rugby team poses together.
First Coast Guard Women's Rugby Team Plays at Las Vegas Tournament

A soldier works at her computer.
Is Cyber For You? This Historian Soldier Didn't Think So - She Was Wrong



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A graphic displays the title and introductory page to a Women's History Month presentation.

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Video by Lance Cpl. Taryn Sammet, Cpl. Troy Saunders
Marine Time Machine: Master Sgt. Barbara Dulinsky
Defense Media Activity - Marines
March 16, 2018 | 2:08
Marine Master Sgt. Barbara Dulinsky made history and became the first female Marine to serve in an active combat zone, paving new roads for future generations of female Marines to follow.

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