In Honor of International Women’s Day

In Honor of International Women’s Day

Across the armed services, women made up 16 percent of the active-duty military as of 2017 — by branch, that number ranged from 8.4 percent within the Marine Corps to nearly 20 percent within the Air Force. Last year, in honor of International Women’s Day, The...
Throwback to August 2008

Throwback to August 2008

This was written when I first started the Sorority Soldier blog after finding out I’d be deployed for a second time.   Friday (August 1) I found out I was going back to Iraq for a second tour. I knew what was coming before my commander ever said it… I guess...
The inconvenience of being a strong woman

The inconvenience of being a strong woman

“You’re too assertive.” I’d never heard those words in my life.  Not related to me, anyway.  Yet that’s what my supervisor was telling me because that’s what a woman in the office told him.  Apparently I was too assertive and I made...