Pvt. Cicely Verstein practices marksmanship on a Fort Jackson, S.C., rifle range. Verstein will be the first female 91M Bradley Fighting Vehicle System maintainer, one of six military occupational specialties previously restricted to men. Although the Direct Ground Combat Exclusion Rule for women was rescinded in January, direct combat MOSs cannot open until the Army completes an analysis later this year. (U.S. Army photo by Wallace McBride)
15 March 2013

Women in combat: Education, leadership keys to success

Direct combat roles for women raise certain health concerns, both physical and psychological, but the Department of Defense and the Army are actively researching how to mitigate those concerns while integrating women into those positions.

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Salem Poor, a former slave, was one of thousands of black Soldiers who served in the Revolution. His heroism at the battle of Bunker Hill in 1775 earned numerous commendations by officers who recommended that the Massachusetts legislature reward him for his valor. (Image courtesy of the U.S. Postal Service)
27 February 2013

Black Soldiers in the Revolutionary War

The heroics of black Soldiers, freemen and slaves, during the American Revolution have been largely lost to history. What is known, however, is that for those brave Soldiers, it was a double fight for liberty: their country's and their own, and many would never see freedom.

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