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After I graduated high school in 2002, I joined the Army Reserve as a Cargo Specialist (88H). Unfortunately, I was injured in basic training and my injuries were not diagnosed until advanced individual training, and I was unable to deploy to Afghanistan with my unit. I was discharged in 2005 under conditions other than honorable […]

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As part of our series “What Does a Woman Veteran Look Like”, Women Veterans Alliance would like to introduce you to Navy Veteran, Kathy Takayama. I am Kathy Takayama, a U.S. Navy brat (my father retired as a captain of more than 30 years, including time served as a POW at the infamous “Hanoi Hilton” […]

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September 11, 2015

General Information The Army Women’s Foundation recognizes the importance of education and the role it plays in personal, professional and economic fulfillment. The Army Women’s Foundation Legacy Scholarship Program provides grants to women soldiers, past and present, and their lineal descendants to help them attain their educational goals. The Legacy Scholarship Program offers financial support […]

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July 19, 2015

“Don’t let them know if you have any psych issues…you’ll get kicked out!” Since day one of my time in the Air Force, seeking treatment at mental health was a huge no-no. “Those psychologists/psychiatrists have the power to ruin your career.” If you’re not mentally strong, you’re weak and, of course, we cannot show weakness […]

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