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As she did so provocatively with military spouses in Army Wives, Tanya Biank gives us the inside story of women in todaya€™s militarya€”the professional and personal challenges that confront female soldiers from the combat zone to the home front... Since 9/11, more than 240, 000 women soldiers have fought in Iraq and Afghanistana€”more than 140 have died there, and they currently make up fourteen percent of the total active-duty forces. Despite advances, todaya€™s servicewomen are constantly pressed to prove themselves, to overcome challenges men never face, and to put the military mission ahead of all other aspects of their lives, particularly marriage and motherhood. In this groundbreaking, insidera€™s look at the women defending our nation, Tanya Biank brings to light the real issuesa€”of femininity, belonging to an old boysa€™ club, veiled discrimination, dating, marriage problems, separation from children, questions about life goals, career trajectories, and self-wortha€”that servicewomen are facing by focusing on four individual stories. Brigadier General Angela Salinas, the Marine Corpsa€™ first Hispanic female general, faces the challenge of commanding an all-male institution. Second Lieutenant Bergan Flanagan finds herself on the frontlines in Afghanistan, serving in the same military police company as her husband. As a marine drill instructor, Sergeant Amy Stokley demands the very best from the recruits at Parris Island. And Major Candice Oa€™Brien deals with deployment to Afghanistan, with two young children and a strained marriage back home. Undaunted is the story of these courageous trailblazersa€”their struggles, sacrifices, and triumphs in the name of serving the country they love.When Amy was in first grade, she drew a picture of a car and said, a€œMommy, whenIgrow upIa#39;m gonnabuy youa Lamborghini.a€ Latershe ... Yearslatershe gave her mother her old fully loaded Chevy Cobalt. a€œThata#39;s ... Now, in a becarefulwhatyouwishfor moment, it was Amya#39;sturn to Gunnery Sergeant Kelly and handed the instructor her book. recite. ... Ita#39;s aDI tradition used for emphasiswhen givinginstruction.

Author:Tanya Biank
Publisher:Penguin - 2013-02-05


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