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Female Air Force Commanders Are Shaking Up The Status Quo

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Female Air Force Commanders

 

As Air Force Commander of the 305th Operations Support Squadron at McGuire Air Force Base, Lt. Col. Jannell MacAulay focused on mindfulness and compassion. She handed the baton to Lt. Col. Michele Lobianco, who brought her own style, dialing in on self-actualization and love for her airmen. Using their own distinctive approaches, they are changing the face and the meaning of a commander. And military leadership may never be the same.

Why Are So Many Female Veterans Killing Themselves?

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Female Veterans Killing

 

They take their lives 2.5 times more often than civilian women

Good news about military suicides is always a double-edged sword. In our never-ending search for “why,” we ponder why male Veterans kill themselves at double the rate of their female peers, according to a recent accounting from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Maybe there’s a clue there we can apply to the guys.

Women Served Too: Memorial to Female Vets Marks Anniversary

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Female Vets Memorial

 

A national memorial to military women is celebrating its 20th anniversary.

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Right next to Arlington National Cemetery, which draws about 4 million visitors a year, is a national memorial to military women.

Nine days ago, she pleaded to join the Marine Corps Marathon; Sunday she came in first

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MC Marathon

 

Sarah Bishop was not registered for the 42nd Marine Corps Marathon when she visited its website nine days ago. After finding a phone number, listening to menu options and pressing five for customer service, she waited on hold. When business manager Jim Jackson answered the phone, Bishop pleaded her case.

Vets May Now Be Able To Get Higher Disability Ratings For Service-Connected Injuries

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Disability Ratings

The U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims issued a decision last month that could make it easier for Veterans with injuries to the back, neck, and joints to obtain higher disability ratings, even in cases where Veterans are already receiving disability benefits for such injuries.

A Well-Kept Secret: How Vets And Their Doctors Are Getting Around The VA’s Medical Marijuana Policy

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Medical MJ 07

 

Between November 2016 and May 2017, Jonathan Fruchter, a 37-year-old Navy Veteran, was receiving care at a post-traumatic stress disorder inpatient clinic with the Lyons New Jersey VA Medical Center. He spent his days in meetings that started with a check-in meeting every morning at 8 a.m., then briefly break before group therapy sessions at 9 and 10 a.m. and again at 1 and 2 p.m.

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