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Women in Uniform - Around the Globe

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Women in Uniform - Around the Globe
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U.S. Women Casualties in Iraq/Afghanistan
American women who gave their lives in service to their country

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U.S. Women Casualties in Iraq/Afghanistan
American women who gave their lives in service to their country

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· 350,000 women are serving in the U.S. military—- almost 15 percent of active duty personnel.
· One in every seven troops in Iraq is a woman.
· 35 women soldiers have died as of March 2005.
· 261 U.S. military women have been wounded in Iraq.
Spanish-American War:
· 1,500 women served
World War I:
· 21,480 in the Army Nurse Corps
· 2,000 in the Navy Nurse Corps
· 12,000 Yeomen
· 305 Women Marines
· 200 in Army Signal Corps
· More than 400 nurses died in the line of duty.
World War II Era:
· 400,000 women served.
· More than 460 died.
· 88 female military nurses were captured and held as prisoners of war.
Korean War era:
· More than 50,000 served.
Vietnam:
· 265,000 women served.
· 7,500 women were deployed in theater, including 36 women Marines, 421 women in the Navy and 771 in the Air Force. The remainder served in the Army.
· Navy, Air Force and Army nurses accounted for 80 percent to 90 percent of the total number of women who served in Vietnam.
· Majority of U.S. women serving were in their early 20s. When they returned to the United States, they received the same hostile treatment as did men returning from combat duty.
· 48 percent of women Vietnam veterans are expected to experience post-traumatic stress disorder at some point.
· Many women have also encountered health problems from Agent Orange exposure and experienced suicidal thoughts.
Operation Desert Storm:
· In January 1991, more than 33,000 servicewomen deployed to Southwest Asia during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm
· 13 servicewomen were killed and two were held as POWs.

World War I: At least 359 servicewomen died, mostly from influenza and vehicle and aircraft accidents.

World War II: 543 died, mostly from vehicle and aircraft accidents. Sixteen Army nurses died from enemy fire.

Korean War: 17 died, mostly from vehicle or aircraft accidents.

Vietnam War: 8 died, one from hostile fire, one suicide, and the rest from vehicle and aircraft accidents.

Gulf War (Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm): 16 died, mostly from vehicle and aircraft accidents and hostile fire.

Iraq war: 52 have died from hostile fire, and 378 have been wounded in action.

 

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The President has nominated Lt. Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody of the Army for appointment to the grade of general
and assignment as commander, Army Materiel Command

Army Spc. Kerri Numbers in Afghanistan




   21 year old military policewoman in Afghanistan.
   Her protective security team is responsible for the safety of Gen. Stanley McChrystal,
   until Wednesday the commander of the US forces in Afghanistan.  











Women in uniform in Afghanistan





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Spec. Monica Brown from the 782nd Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, stands over Forward Operating Base Salerno in Khowst province, Afghanistan. Brown is the second woman since World War II to earn a Silver Star for gallantry in combat. UPDATE - Nov '08 - Army SPC Monica L. Brown was recently selected as the United Service Organization's (USO) Army Soldier of the Year. (Photo by Spc. Micah E. Clare, USA)Ê
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Connie Spinks with her mother, Annette.
Steve Lickteig, NPR

Connie Spinks, pictured with her mother, Annette, was wounded the day after her 22nd birthday. A car bomber collided with the Humvee in which Connie was riding in northern Iraq. Annette says her husband deeply regrets letting Connie join the Reserve.





Connie Rendon, shown with her husband Hector.
Steve Lickteig, NPR

Connie Rendon, shown with her husband Hector, was 40 when she was wounded in an ambush on her truck north of Baghdad. Shrapnel broke her jaw and is still embedded in her face. Her hands were burnt and broken, her ribs smashed; one lung collapsed.





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Belgium

 


 

Chile

 

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Brazil
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Portugal
Spain

 

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Britain
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Finland

 

 
Serbia
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Romania


 

 
Czech Republic

 

 

Greece





 
Slovakia
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Ukraine
 
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Russia

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Photos below from:
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Russian Women in Uniform
On November 10, the hundreds of thousands of men and women employed in Russia’s many different police units celebrate National Police Day. Police officers will not get the day off, but will be receive congratulations while on duty. This collection of images celebrates the women serving on the force.

Russian Women in Uniform
Russia’s Interior units employ a total of 197,339 women, including over 150,000 senior officers and two generals.

Russian Women in Uniform
About 28,000 women work in Russia’s investigative agencies. Over 75% (about 15,000) of the employees at the department that deals with juvenile delinquency are women, and about 4,400 women (30.5%) serve as forensic experts.

 
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Israeli Defence Force

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Jordan
 
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Iran

Philippines

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Indian Army

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Passing Out Parade
RAWALPINDI(Pakistan) - Armed Forces Postgraduate Medical Institute Commandant Maj-Gen Shafique Ahmed Kayani reviews parade of the passing-out nursing cadets in Rawalpindi on Saturday.



ISLAMABAD(Pakistan) -Graduates of the 19th batch of Pakistan AirForce Finishing School for Women present a national song at Air Headquarters in Islamabad on Friday.

 
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North Korea

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South Korea

 
 

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