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(The Washington Post) Military women celebrate 15th anniversary of memorial


In the last 15 years, military women have led air wings, commanded submarines and piloted attack helicopters and fighters — all jobs they couldn’t get in earlier years.

About 14.6 percent of active-duty military are women. It’s a racially diverse force, and many of the current service members have never lived in a world where women were not recruited, promoted or deployed just as easily as men.

The Women in Military Service for America Memorial marked its 15th anniversary on Saturday, and those who birthed and nurtured it looked with pride on the progress of their descendants and satisfaction over the recognition that the memorial has brought.


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