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Women and War

Two years after the U.S. invasion of Iraq, images of women in uniform, carrying M-16 rifles, kissing their children goodbye and heading off to war are no longer a shocking sight. And while the military adjusts to a mix-gender battlefield, there are issues on the home front. Returning female veterans share their experiences.


Connie Spinks, sergeant in the U.S. Army

Joyce Raezer, director of government relations, National Military Family Association

Shannon Alvarez, sergeant, California National Guard

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