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The Army plans to take a step forward in eliminating the military gender gap by requiring men and women to meet the same standards on the service’s proposed new physical fitness test. [From Task & Purpose]
Drill instructors dashed between the ranks, shouting orders as recruits repeatedly pressed 30-pound ammunition cans over their heads or slung their buddies over their shoulder and took off running against the clock. [From USA Today]
Cadet Simone Askew was destined to be a leader. As a young girl she watched as the Navy Midshipmen marched onto the football field and wanted to be in that same position of leadership. [From Military.com]
From distance runners to cyclists, the stories of 10 women Veteran athletes will be displayed at VA medical centers around the country in March, to coincide with Women’s History Month. “The Women Veteran Athletes Initiative will highlight the strength, diversity and resilience of women who served our country,” said VA Secretary Dr. David Shulkin. [From VAntage Point]
Greetings from the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center! Our facility hosted the Go Red for Women themed Health Teaching Kitchen cooking class today, and the class featured our Go Red for Women “Real Women” Nominee, a stroke survivor and retired chef.