Generations of Women
Moving History Forward
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 20th Century. Women are an invaluable and essential part of the Army. Currently, women serve in 95 percent of all Army occupations and make up about 15.7 percent of the Active Army. Women continue to have a crucial role in current operations and their sacrifices in this noble effort underscore their dedication and willingness to share great sacrifices.
Congratulations to the U.S. Army men's and women's dragon boat teams in Okinawa for their first- and third-place finishes, respectively, in the Naha dragon boat race on May 5. More
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