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August 22, 2014

Celebrating Women’s Equality Day — 2014

The Nation’s Annual Observance of Women’s Equality Day commemorates the addition of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which guarantees women the right to vote. This victory moved our Nation forward on the path towards equal civil and political rights for all Americans.

The roles of women in the Army have changed dramatically since 1775. Then, women only nursed the ill and wounded, laundered and mended clothing and cooked for the troops in camp on campaign — services that did not exist among the Army’s uniformed personnel until the 20th Century. Now, women make up nearly 16 percent of the Active Army and serve in 95 percent of all Army occupations. Women continue to have a critical role in current operations, and their contributions defending freedom underscore their dedication and willingness to share great sacrifices.

We are incredibly proud of our courageous and patriotic Army personnel. Daily, each member proves people are the strength of our Army. Together, they make the Army the strength of our Nation. The Army has long been a leader in understanding the power and potential that is created by embracing diversity in the ranks. To that end, women of the highest caliber have served in our Army for generations and have proved that sacrifice and selfless service are genderless. We are a world-class force because we recruit and integrate the best talent in ways that enhance decision-making and inspire high performance.

This Women’s Equality Day, join us in honoring those who have fought tirelessly for women’s right to vote. We are grateful for all who have helped to shape America and to make America’s Army into what it is today — a place where women and men from all walks of life stand proudly together in service of our Nation. Army Strong!




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