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The Film

Lioness
Find more resources and information about LIONESS at the filmmakers’ site.

NPR.org: “Lioness”: Female Soldiers’ First Forays into Combat
Listen to a June 2008 interview with filmmaker Daria Sommers and Lionesses Anastasia Breslow and Ranie Ruthig.

BBC: Radio 4 Women’s Hour: Team Lioness
This March 2008 interview features Lioness Shannon Morgan and filmmaker Meg McLagan.

Military Women

Center for Women Veterans
VA Nationwide (800) 827-1000
Suicide Prevention Hotline (800)-273-TALK
Part of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the Center’s primary mission is to review VA programs for women veterans and assure that women receive benefits, services and treatment on a par with male veterans.

RAND Study: Assessing the Assignment Policy for Army Women
This August 2007 study, prepared for the Office of the Secretary of Defense, found that “the Army is adhering to the [1994] Department of Defense assignment policy but may not be complying with the separate Army assignment policy for women.” Full report and summary available as PDF downloads.

Women’s Research and Education Institute: Women in the Military
Established in 1990, the Women in the Military project offers “information and policy analysis on issues important to military women and women veterans to government policy makers, scholars, the media, the media, and the general public.”

Women in Military Service for America Memorial
This comprehensive site includes oral history transcripts from military women, a chronology of women in the U.S. military and online exhibits.

American Legion Auxiliary
Find out more about how the American Legion Auxiliary provides support for women veterans and their families.

Alliance for National Defense: A Positive Voice for Military Women
Learn about women in combat, military women and submarines, the “don’t ask don’t tell policy” and more.

Assessing the Assignment Policy for Army Women (PDF)
Published by the National Defense Research Institute in August 2007, this report examines current U.S. policies regarding women in combat.

United States Department of Defense: Sexual Assault Prevention and Response
Read about the Department of Defense’s sexual assault policies and view resources and reports.

Center for Women Veterans
VA Nationwide (800) 827-1000
Suicide Prevention Hotline (800)-273-TALK
Part of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the Center’s primary mission is to review VA programs for women veterans and assure that women receive benefits, services and treatment on a par with male veterans.

Rosie the Riveter
Learn about the women who contributed to the World War II war effort on the home front, view historic photos and more.

Team Lioness and Iraq

Team Lioness
This online community is for women who served in Iraq in the Lioness program.

Michael J. Totten: Middle East Journal: The Battle of Ramadi
See one blogger’s writing and photographs from Ramadi, Iraq.

GlobalSecurity.org: Ramadiyah/Ar Ramadi
Get an overview of the city of Ramadi, its history and U.S. military operations there.

War Veterans

The Veterans History Project
Archived at the Library of Congress, the Veterans History Project collects first-hand stories and video interviews with American war veterans and civilian support workers.

National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Learn about symptoms, services and treatments of this disorder that often affects war veterans.

Disabled American Veterans
This organization aims to support disabled veterans and their families and provide services for veterans throughout the U.S.

Sources

Women in Wartime: A Historical Overview

Prologue: Women in the Civil War

Women in Military Service for America Memorial

LIONESS Discussion Guide

Florence Nightingale

St. Joan of Arc

NYTimes.com: Women in the Battlefield

Women in the Military: Combat Roles Considered

About.com: Photo Gallery: Women in Wartime Industries

Rosie the Riveter

NPR.org: Two Opposing Views of Women on the Battlefield

CBCNews Indepth: International Military

National Women’s Hall of Fame

Archive of Lee Miller’s photos

The Office of Medical History’s U.S. Army Nurse Corps Historical Collection

Women in Combat

National Defense Research Institute: Assessing the Assignment Policy for Army Women, 2007

Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College: Women in Combat Compendium (PDF)

Active duty service personnel by branch of service (PDF)

Women’s Research and Education Institute: Women in the Military: Where They Stand, 2008

Women in Military Service for America

NPR.org: Women in Combat

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