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The program I will discuss is called “Service Women’s Action Network” (SWAN), which is an advocate for all women serving in the military and veterans. The action the group aims to accomplish is increasing women visibility and pursuing equal protection, opportunities, and benefits. Around 250,000 women have served as of now in Iraq and Afghanistan. Women fight on the battlefields with virtue, earning high awards such as the silver star. The role of women in the military is drastically changing, however, it is still a struggle to receive the same awards and... [+] Read more
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The United States Military consists of individuals who are willing to sacrifice self for service for their country. Within the branches of the U.S. military is the army, which I am proud to serve in. Fighting for something bigger than yourself is the most rewarding and meaningful way to live life. All throughout time, women have been fighting for and working towards equality. About 15% of the military consists of women soldiers. What was once unheard of is now extremely common, women serving in the military. What is more of a controversy now, are army women... [+] Read more
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