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    Women and World War II

    Authors Gwen Strauss (The Nine) and Mari Eder (The Girls Who Stepped Out of Line) talked about the role women played on the frontlines during World War II. This program was part of the 14th…

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    Vietnam War Nurse Virginia Lee Dornheggen Oral History Interview

    Virginia Lee Dornheggen recounted her time as a U.S. Army nurse during the Vietnam War. She described injuries she treated, the night the hospital came under fire, and the job’s impact on her…

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    Defense Department Briefing on Sexual Assaults in the MIlitary

    Kathleen Hicks, deputy defense secretary, hold a news conference on sexual assault and harassment in the military. She outlined a plan to implement recommendations from the Independent Review…

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    Women in the Workforce and Military During World War II

    History Professor Lisa Keller, of Purchase College, part of the State University of New York system, delivered an illustrated talk on women’s roles during World War II. She explained how the influx of…

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    Discussion on Sexual Assault in the Military

    The Center for a New American Security hosted a virtual discussion about the findings of the Independent Review Commission on Sexual Assault in the Military. The panelists, who were commission members…

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    The Light of Days

    Judy Batalion recounted the Jewish women who served as resistance fighters against the Nazis in Poland during World War II. This was a virtual event hosted by the Museum of Jewish Heritage…

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    Speaker Pelosi and Others on the Vanessa Guillen Act

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), and others spoke with reporters about the Vanessa Guillen Act, a bill which would change the military investigates…

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    The Women's Memorial, Part 2

    Retired Lieutenant Colonel Marilla Cushman led a tour of the Women’s Memorial in Arlington, Virginia, covering women who served in the Korean War through the war on terrorism. This is the…

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    The Women's Memorial, Part 1

    Retired Lieutenant Colonel Marilla Cushman led a tour of the Women’s Memorial in Arlington, Virginia, covering women who served in the Revolutionary War through World War II. This was the…

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    Author Discussion on Women Heroes of World War II

    Judy Batalion, the daughter of Holocaust survivors and author of The Light of Days, and Rebecca Donner, author of All the Frequent Troubles of Our Days, shared the stories of women who…

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    Justice Ginsburg and Virginia Military Institute Supreme Court Case

    In 1996, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in United States v. Virginia, a case challenging Virginia Military Institute’s male-only admissions policy. To commemorate the 25th…

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    Senators on Military Sexual Assault

    Senators Gillibrand, Grassley, Ernst, Blumenthal, Reed, Inhofe, and others give speeches on a military sexual assault bill

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    Women Spies of World War II

    Entertainer Josephine Baker, Baltimore resident Virginia Hall, and Muslim pacifist Noor Khan were recruited as spies during World War II. CIA Museum Deputy Director Janelle Neises and…

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    Sexual Harassment in the Military Legislation

    Representative Jackie Speier (D-CA) and Speaker Pelosi (D-CA) and other House Democrats spoke at a news conference to introduce legislation to address sexual harassment in the military. The…

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    "Donut Dolly" Camilla Meyerson Oral History Interview

    Camilla Meyerson recounted her time as a Red Cross “Donut Dolly” during the Vietnam War. “Donut Dollies” were women tasked with boosting soldier morale in active war zones. They would help them…

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    Ladies Wear the Blue

    “Ladies Wear the Blue” is a U.S. Navy documentary and recruitment film tracing the history of women in the Navy from 1917 to 1974. It features an interview with World War I and World War II…

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    The Army Nurse

    According to this 1945 War Department film, 57,000 women served as Army nurses during World War II. Produced by the Army Signal Corps for the Treasury Department, this short film was…

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    Sexual Assault in the Military

    Sexual assault victims and victims' advocates testified on the need for Congress to address prevention and handling of such cases in the military. The Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on…

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    President Biden Remarks on International Women's Day

    President Biden announced the nomination of two women to be four-star generals during an event commemorating International Women’s Day. The president, joined by Defense Secretary Lloyd…

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    House Hearing on Fort Hood Independent Review Committee Report Findings

    Members of the Fort Hood Independent Review Committee testified on their report findings, which focused on issues of sexual assault, violent crimes, and command culture at Fort Hood, Texas.…

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