Seven inspiring stories of women in the United States Armed Forces in their own words... from their significant contributions to national safety and security to the ongoing challenges faced during their service and after returning to civilian life.
Peggy Mikelonis - Vietnam War nurse who faced a challenging transition to civilian life after the war, November 2011
Brigadier General Wilma Vaught - The first woman to deploy on a strategic air command, November 2011
Vivian Greeno - Navy Veteran and advocate of expanded roles for women in the military, November 2011
Katrina Goldby - Army Reservist who served nine years stateside and deployed to Iraq post 9-11, November 2011
Yesenia Covarrubias - Retired Army Reservist who turned her challenges with readjustment into a career, as a readjustment and outreach specialist, May 2012
Linda Schwartz - Commissioner of the Department of Veterans Affairs for Connecticut, and a Vietnam-era nurse who reflects "nurses who served saw more death and dying than the combat soldiers, May 2012
Zola Ferguson - Air National Guard reservist who served in Bolivia, Honduras, Iraq and Afghanistan and prides herself on being part of a generation of women who paved the way for today's female soldiers, May 2012