Battling the Storm Within

Monday, December 7, 2015

Military still not fully accepting of women

A recent news article revealed staggering statistics of female veterans committing suicide at nearly six times the rate of other women. Reading this, I could not help but feel pain and sadness for my fellow sisters-in-arms.

As an Air Force officer for nearly six years, I enjoyed serving my country, protecting our freedoms and knowing that my family was safe because of the work I did each day. Yet, I also experienced how unwelcoming the military can be for women at times.

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