The Vulnerable Half Million…

“…during the war over half a million women fought in the Soviet armed forces. However, rather than improving the status of women, this left them more vulnerable to mistreatment. It has come to light from recently opened Soviet records and the confessions of Red Army veterans that female soldiers were routinely sexually abused, especially by… Read More

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First Female Officers Graduate RAF Regiment Training

The first female RAF Regiment Officers have successfully completed the 25-week course required to become members of the RAF Regiment and graduated at RAF Honington, Suffolk, on 08 August 2020. Flying Officer Emma Graves (22) of Verwood, Dorset, knew that a military career was for her and chose to earn her commission in the RAF… Read More

Can Basic Training Contraceptive Policy Influence Contraception Use Among Junior Enlisted Servicewomen?

Research Paper Title Influence of military contraceptive policy changes on contraception use and childbirth rates among new recruits. Background Unplanned pregnancy is a common problem among United States servicewomen. Variation among service branches in contraceptive education and access during initial training is associated with differences in contraceptive use and childbirth rates despite access to a… Read More

What are the Factors Affecting Performance on an Army Urban Operation Casualty Evacuation for Male & Female Soldiers?

Research Paper Title Factors Affecting Performance on an Army Urban Operation Casualty Evacuation for Male and Female Soldiers. Background This study was conducted to determine what physical and physiological characteristics contribute to the performance of an urban operation casualty evacuation (UO) and its predictive test, FORCE combat (FC) and describe the metabolic demand of the… Read More

The First Woman is Set to Pass US Army Special Forces Training & Join the Green Berets

The first woman is expected to graduate from the US Army’s special forces, aka Green Beret, qualification course as a Special Forces engineer sergeant. A US Army National Guard soldier is set to become the first female Green Beret in coming weeks, according to military officials, following the Pentagon’s opening of all combat and Special… Read More

Cyprus Posts & Female Soldiers

More female soldiers may deploy on peacekeeping missions in future. The Ministry of Defence wants to see an increase in the number of women sent to Cyprus as part of the Army’s United Nations contingent – they currently make up just 6% of the numbers there. The long-term aim is to increase this figure to… Read More

What are the Regional Changes in Density and Microarchitecture in the Ultradistal Tibia of Female Recruits after US Army Basic Combat Training?

Research Paper Title Regional Changes in Density and Microarchitecture in the Ultradistal Tibia of Female Recruits after U.S. Army Basic Combat Training. Background Musculoskeletal injuries, such as stress fracture, are responsible for over 10-million lost-duty days among US Army Soldiers. During Basic Combat Training (BCT), an 8- to 10-week programme that transforms civilians into Soldiers,… Read More