A Bend woman is one of 27 veterans nominated for 2021 Trailblazers by the VA’s Center for Women Veteran’s. Kristin Gyford of Bend was chosen
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Haleigh Wagman knew long before her graduation from SOU last year that she was on track for something special, but she chose to keep it
Wrapping up Oregon Women’s Military History Week are Coast Guard veteran Kim Gray (one of the few people on earth who can say they’ve sailed around the world — literally) and Jean Kirnak, a nurse in the legendary 8076 MASH unit, which was recognized for the meritorious and life-saving service it courageously provided throughout the Korean War.
Today’s featured Oregon women veterans include “living legend” Mildred LaViolette Harrison, part of the first class of WAVES during the Second World War, and Lt. Col. Linda Campbell, the first to secure burial rights for her same-sex spouse in a national military cemetery.
Featured today are two more outstanding figures from Oregon’s women military history, including a Jewish German refugee who directed the troops’ dietary needs during WWII and one of the first known women with children to be allowed to serve in the nation’s military.
Today’s highlight features WWII Marine Corps Reservist Muriel “Dolly” Ruble and Army veteran Jessie Miller, one of the original “lionesses” in the Iraq War.
Believe it or not, many women Veterans do not self-identify as Veterans. According to Dr. Laura Miller, psychiatrist and medical director of reproductive mental health
Collection of post highlights of Oregon women veterans for Women’s Military History Week 2021.
Today’s highlight features WWII WASP Geraldine “Jerry” Hardman Jordan who grew up in Ontario, Oregon and was inspired by Charles Lindbergh to learn to fly, and Vietnam-era Navy veteran Christine Lundberg, longtime public servant and former mayor of Springfield, Oregon.
Governor Brown Proclaims March 14-20 “Women’s Military History Week” in Oregon.
During the Vietnam War, more than 265,000 American women served the military and 11,000 women served in Vietnam, with 90% working as volunteer nurses. Responsibilities
Air Force personnel from the 96th Medical Group stands at parade rest as part of an all-female formation prior to the base retreat ceremony on