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Women at War

Mar 14 2011
Instructions
Photo, Women's Army Auxiliary Corps. Fort Des Moines, Iowa, December 1942, LoC

Since the beginning of U.S. history, women have risked everything to serve their country, whether as spies, nurses, workers on the homefront, or soldiers in male disguise. Only recently did the U.S. military begin allowing women to serve officially. Are the following true or false?

  1. Women have been allowed to serve on Navy submarines since 1993.

    True

    False

  2. Vietnam was the first war in which women served officially in the U.S. Army.

    True

    False

  3. Until 1991, women were banned from flying in combat.

    True

    False

  4. To date, the U.S. military has promoted no women to four-star general.

    True

    False