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2LT Estella Blas Aguon became the first woman from the Guam National Guard to complete the Ranger Training Assessment Course at Fort Benning, GA.

Lieutenant General Nadja West became the first African American appointed Army Surgeon General and the first African American woman to attain three-star general officer rank.

Photo of Marcella Hayes, originally printed in Ebony Magazine in 1980.

First Sergeant, United States Army Reserve, Delphine Metcalf gives an account the work done by her 30 soldier 689th Graves Registration Company, processing 177 casualties for shipment home during Operation Desert Storm.

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Saleha Jabeen grew up in India and came to the United States in the mid-2000s as an international student to earn an MBA and join the corporate world. Within two years, her outlook changed due to her experiences with prejudice. Financial concerns…

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Pratima Dharm, the first Hindu chaplain in the U.S. Army, grew up surrounded by spirituality of all kinds in India. She moved to the United States in 2001 for school. Dharm wanted to become a chaplain which required attending seminary, but Hindu…

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Anmol Narang, a child of Sikh immigrants from India, became the first observant Sikh to graduate from the United States Military Academy at West Point in June 2020. Sikh religious beliefs prohibit shearing hair, so while Sikhs had graduated from West…

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Vanessa Guillen, from Houston, Texas, enlisted in the U.S. Army in June 2018 at the age of 18. She trained in small arms and artillery repair and was assigned to Fort Hood, Texas. Prior to her April 22, 2020, disappearance, Guillen told friends and…

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Emily (Tatum) Perez, one of two children born into a military family, lived much of her youth in Germany. She returned to the United States in 1998, graduating from high school in Maryland in 2001. Realizing her life-long dream of becoming a soldier,…

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Debra (Lopez) Fix, from Elgin, Texas, entered the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1977. In 1981, she became the first Hispanic woman to graduate from the Academy. She went on to serve in several demanding assignments. While serving at…
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