#GAReads | 40 Stories From Women About Life in the Military

photo credit:  Jessica Radanavong , via  Unsplash  (cropped)

photo credit: Jessica Radanavong, via Unsplash (cropped)

40 Stories From Women About Life in the Military”:

Across the armed services, women made up 16 percent of the active-duty military as of 2017 — by branch, that number ranged from 8.4 percent within the Marine Corps to nearly 20 percent within the Air Force. Their representation is small and growing only marginally — in 2007, women in uniform made up 14.4 percent of the force — and their stories tend to be ignored in favor of legacies left by men who have shaped the narrative of service to country. Despite being overlooked, servicewomen are forging new career paths for themselves and the next generation as they enter jobs that were once closed to them. 

Read Lauren Katzenberg’s full article at The New York Times here…