Asian Air Forces Recruit Women Fighter Pilots
On Aug. 23, 2018, Capt. Misa Matsushima, pictured at top, became the first woman to qualify to fly a jet fighter for the Japanese Air Self Defense Force. Three more women soon followed. Before starting operational service, the 26-year-old Matsushima will practice intercepting intruders with the 305th squadron at... Read more
The Pentagon Is Finally Designing Combat Gear for Women
As women begin to serve in all combat roles across every branch of the military, the Pentagon is making new efforts to ensure that their troops’ fertility — and prospect of having kids — is intact, something former service members weren’t afforded. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter announced in... Read more
Questioning the Assumptions in the U.S. Marine Corps’ Women-in-Combat Test
First Two Women to Graduate From U.S. Army Ranger School
The first two women to graduate from one of the U.S. Army’s most rigorous training programs will do so on Aug. 21, 2015. They will be the first women to sport Ranger tabs on their uniforms, signifying their completion of the vigorous Ranger School. The school is usually–but not exclusively–attended... Read more

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