Women Veterans

12 black female service members who have made history
DoD photos
Kaylah Jackson
February 25, 2020 - 10:00 am
Women have been serving in the Armed Forces in a variety of capacities since before women were even allowed to officially wear the uniform. Black women specifically, served in both gender and race-segregated units until President Harry Truman signed Executive Order 9981, desegregating the military.
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Deshauna Barber, former Miss USA, now leader of Service Women's Action Network
Courtesy of Deshauna Barber
Kaylah Jackson
February 06, 2020 - 3:55 pm
Army Officer Deshauna Barber is no stranger to leadership. After winning the crown in the 2016 Miss USA compettion, she went on to advocate for PTSD treatment for veterans and create her speaking engagement platform. Her next mission is to lead a Service Women's Action Network, a nationwide women...
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