Thursday, January 24, 2013

Pentagon lifts ban on women in combat

Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta is lifting the military’s ban on women in combat, which will open up hundreds of thousands of additional front-line jobs to them, senior defense officials said on Wednesday.

Read the New York Times article here.

Photo: Lynsey Addario for The New York Times. Capt. Emily Naslund on patrol in Marja, Afghanistan, in 2010.

Read about a Wisconsin woman who saw some harrowing combat here.

Dane VSO leaving job at month's end

 The Dane County veterans service officer is leaving his job at the end of the month to work for a nonprofit group that helps military members and their families.
Sgt. B.J. Ganem has been the county's veterans service officer since October 2011.

Click here for the story.

UW health effort for OEF/OIF combat vets

UW-Madison is looking for a few good men (and women) who served in Iraq and Afghanistan to help other soldiers cope with mental health issues.

Click here.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013