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  • Transition in the military is difficult for everyone whether you have been active duty four years or twenty-five. I think what we fail to realize while we are toward the ...
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    Before I was a mother, I found myself continuously trying to prove something to my male counterparts. I could work late, have two a day gym workouts and had no regard for endangering myself. As a young Marine, ...
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    Women have been serving in Marine Corps combat roles for over a decade. With the increased focus on this subject, let’s take a closer look at the Marine Corps newest implementation, the ...
    The answer, starting next January: a minimum of three, the same number required of male Marines.

    If anyone thought the military’s decision to allow women into combat units would lead to exceptions for women when it came to fitness and physical strength, this is one service’s “gender neutral” answer — or at least part of ...
    There have been dozens of op-eds and blogs circulating recently in response to Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In, and I've been devouring them in my limited free time. As a member of one of the key demographics her book targets -- a working woman with small children -- that means I've peered at many of them on the tiny screen of my smartphone in spare moments on the train or while ...
    Maintaining a healthy marriage through long-term deployments is a challenge that many couples face. With thousands of military members currently deployed, many military couples continue to face the prospect of additional deployments. To maintain and strengthen your connection while you are apart takes dedication, patience, trust and commitment.

    Conveying love long-distance can be fun, stimulating and downright exciting for a couple. The mind is a powerful aphrodisiac and whether deployed, ...
    Women can have it all, but first you need to figure out what “it” is that you want! Just remember, allow your goals to change over time. You will change and your priorities and ambitions will change and sometimes ...