An image of a women dressed in Army fatigues, dark goggles and a helmet, with “US” on her shirt.
Text reads: They went to Iraq as cooks, clerks and mechanics. Instead, they found themselves fighting in some of the war’s bloodiest battles. 

LIONESS tells the story of the first women in U.S. history to be sent into direct ground combat—in violation of official Army policy. Read more about the film Check Local Listings Watch Preview
Team Lioness
They’ve returned from Iraq. Get their perspective and find out how they are serving today.
Meg McLagan and Daria Sommers
Behind the Scenes
“As we listened to their combat stories, what emerged was a tale that touches on the universal horror of war, but told from a female perspective.”
Should women
engage in combat?
Yes
No
A silhouette of soldiers and barbed wire behind two women dressed in Army fatigues, one facing the camera and another seated on the roof of a truck
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