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Female soldiers need combat training for today’s wars, says retired Air Force pilot behind Fort Worth nonprofit

By MICHAEL E. YOUNG

Even as the U.S. Department of Defense pushed hard to expand the roles of women in the American military, the one area it wouldn’t broach was placing female soldiers in combat positions.

But according to a lawsuit filed this week on behalf of four female veterans of the fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan, and echoed by a former Air Force pilot who now leads a North Texas nonprofit to help women vets, women already serve in combat roles, fighting alongside the men. They just can’t get promoted for it.

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News from "2012 Vision2020 Congress – Collaborating for Change"

News from "2012 Vision2020 Congress – Collaborating for Change"

I’m sifting through the business cards, notes, and notations from the 3rd Vision2020/Drexel University Congress in Portland, Oregon. I got home late yesterday after a long day of flying broken up by a wonderful lunch date with our daughter in Seattle.

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Nonprofit Helps Female Veterans Back From War By Keaton Fox

A nonprofit group is helping female veterans adjust back to civilian life.

Grace After Fire outreach coordinator Michelle Rosales-Kneubuhl, a Marine, said the group helps veterans "know that there's someone else out there that they can call and talk to and, in confidence, be able to share what it is that they're going through and realize they're not alone."

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Colonel Olson speaks with Ricci Ware of 550KTSA

Listen as Colonel Olson speaks with Ricci Ware of News/Talk 550KTSA in San Antonio, on his show called "Boomers & Shakers".

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Grace After Fire: Help for Female Veterans Transitioning to Civilian Life

Colonel Olson appears on Good Morning Texas as she discusses how GAF helps women Veterans in their transition to civilian life.

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