Shari Roll-Currie
Shari Roll-Currie

I am former Army and was proud to have served my Country. I know it was not easy then to serve... I can't see it getting any easier... color, race, gender, ect. Why should it matter? I am proud of ALL who serve... we joined to serve/protect... to learn a trade/job... to "Be All We Can Be"! STAND TALL

Jake Payne
Jake Payne

YUP, AGREE 100% WITH YOU BECKY. IF THE GAL'S GOT THE RIGHT QUALIFICATION/S THEN LET HER RIP. THERE ALSO IS STILL A GREAT DEAL OF ARCHAIC MACHO THOUGHT/BELIEF IN AUSTRALIAN ARMED FORCES REGARDING POSTINGS/ASSIGNMENTS THAT WOMEN CAN BE CONSIDERED FOR. IF YOU ACHIEVE THE QUALIFICATION/S THEN YOU SHOULD AUTOMATICALLY RECEIVE EQUAL CONSIDERATION FOR THE POST/TASK. WILL SOCIETY MOURN MORE OR LESS FOR THE LIFE OF A LOVED ONE LOST IN BATTLE, REGARDLESS OF GENDER? IN THE END, A LIFE IS A LIFE....

YUP, AGREE 100% WITH YOU BECKY. IF THE GAL'S GOT THE RIGHT QUALIFICATION/S THEN LET HER RIP. THERE ALSO IS STILL A GREAT DEAL OF ARCHAIC MACHO THOUGHT/BELIEF IN AUSTRALIAN ARMED FORCES REGARDING POSTINGS/ASSIGNMENTS THAT WOMEN CAN BE CONSIDERED FOR. IF YOU ACHIEVE THE QUALIFICATION/S THEN YOU SHOULD AUTOMATICALLY RECEIVE EQUAL CONSIDERATION FOR THE POST/TASK. WILL SOCIETY MOURN MORE OR LESS FOR THE LIFE OF A LOVED ONE LOST IN BATTLE, REGARDLESS OF GENDER? IN THE END, A LIFE IS A LIFE. HOLD YOUR HEADS UP HIGH GIRLS. WE CANNOT DO IT WITHOUT YOU.

Sigismund Thompson
Sigismund Thompson

that's a shock did not know so many women where on aktive duty? right or wrong, God bless them all.

George Bateman
George Bateman

Very proud and Thankful for Your Service to Your Nation. More than aware personally of your Effort & Sacrifice for our Country. Semper Fi to all Women of the Marine Corp, Grateful Thanks for all other Service Women. Our Nation Thrives because of Your Gift and payment for Others. Lean back & Strut.

Steve Toedt
Steve Toedt

14-5%

Jim Lomartire
Jim Lomartire

I had men and women under my supervision in the Air Force and the women worked just as well and just as hard as the men did - and they were equally effective.. In some situations they were able to function better then men were.. Not a macho thing - just that they were better at some tasks like interviewing women victims of assault and dealing with kids.. Congress still has to change the law that prevents women from serving in combat roles though.. Until that changes there will be...

I had men and women under my supervision in the Air Force and the women worked just as well and just as hard as the men did - and they were equally effective.. In some situations they were able to function better then men were.. Not a macho thing - just that they were better at some tasks like interviewing women victims of assault and dealing with kids.. Congress still has to change the law that prevents women from serving in combat roles though.. Until that changes there will be disparity in the ranks and there is nothing that can be done until the law is repealed..

Alfredo Chavez
Alfredo Chavez

I was active duty Army at Fort Monroe, VA from 1987-1989 and I saw so many high ranking female soldier's. Officers and enlisted alike. I was impressed by the level of professionalism and competence. The military is a reflection of it's society. If the military is to change it's attitude towards women then it must begin with society. Where do you think we get our recruits? As far as combat action is concerned women have been doing that for years. We are getting Infantry combat action...

I was active duty Army at Fort Monroe, VA from 1987-1989 and I saw so many high ranking female soldier's. Officers and enlisted alike. I was impressed by the level of professionalism and competence. The military is a reflection of it's society. If the military is to change it's attitude towards women then it must begin with society. Where do you think we get our recruits? As far as combat action is concerned women have been doing that for years. We are getting Infantry combat action confused with combat action that everyone is exposed to. Convey security, base security. It is a different world when you are humping will full battle rattle carrying 30 pound 240 B and 200 or more rounds of 7.62 ammo. I was a dismounted mortarman in Afghanistan and I had 60 over the standard weight of a grunt. Thank God we rotated who went on the patrols with the grunts. And just to clarify, I saw countless number of female soldiers in many capacities doing just as good or better than the men. In and outside the wire. To answer the question. No, the government is not doing enough for all veteran's. I do see lots of posters addressing the issues that woman may have but that does not mean the program is effective. I do believe the awareness is there. At least at our VA clinic.

Laura R England
Laura R England

I served in the Air Force and I'm a military spouse. I am grateful to have been able to serve and be apart of something so big. I hope one day my son will choose this road as he keeps telling he.

Peter Drake
Peter Drake

I think there should be more. I knew a woman that men seemed to like trying to intimidate because she wasnt into men, the amount of men I seen go flying over tables in bars while I knew her was amazing. women on average may be smaller, but believe me, they are not the weeker if motivated and believe in them selves.

Linda Spieth
Linda Spieth

I think both men + women should be given the same treatment + respect. Most women can do a job just as good if not better than some men! Also for the fact they are both there for the same reason - to serve our country. Times Have Changed!

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