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Female Veterans

Female veterans are nearly 2 1/2 times more likely than their civilian counterparts to kill themselves. Advocates say women's mental health challenges are different from those of men.

A growing number of homeless veterans are women. But there are few places that specialize in helping them get back on their feet.

Ashley White Family / Memorial Page

Among those who will be remembered this Memorial Day is 1st Lt. Ashley White, a member of an all-female, all-Army Cultural Support Team attached to a Joint Special Operations Task Force in Afghanistan.

White is buried behind her family’s church in Ohio. It’s the same church where she was baptized and where she married Capt. Jason Stumpf six months before she was killed.

The family had the option of burying Ashley at Arlington National Cemetery,

Tracy Crow

Women have been a part of the United States military dating back to the Revolutionary War. However, their visibility was heightened recently with the announcement of the lifting of the ban of women in combat.

Ever wonder what it was like serving as a woman Marine officer a few decades ago just as the cultures were changing? Here's your chance to hear about it first hand.