Wearing a black head cover, Chief Warrant Officer 4 Raquel Patrick, Army Ordnance Training Detachment-Fort Gordon division deputy chief and Cultural Support Team-2 member, is shown asking an Afghan child if she was enrolled in school and if not, if she'd like to go, November 2011, in Afghanistan.  Many female CST-2 members like Patrick were deployed to Afghanistan and were given the primary duty of engaging the female population of Afghanistan. This is because in the Afghan culture, it is inappropriate for male military members to engage with female Afghans.

Female Army CST-2 members share their stories

Today, less than half a percent of Americans serve in the U.S. military and of that number, 14 percent are women. Commonly, war stories are told through the eyes of men and it is rarely illustrated from a woman's perspective....READ MORE


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