In Photos: The US Military's Women Warriors!

February 25, 2019

Video : Exercise Platinum Eagle


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Throughout history women have been actively sharing the responsibility of defending the United States of America. They have been contributing their talents, skills and courage to this endeavor.



Since the US first declared itself an independent nation, American women have found ways to serve their country. Here is a glimpse of US military women performing their duties to serve and protect the nation.


US military photos by multiple photographers.


US Military woman Amanda Scanlan inspects a patch on a spoiler atop the wing of a B-52H Stratofortress aircraft at Minot Air Force Base, N.D.

Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class J.T. Armstrong


US Military woman Cpl. Angela Cardone, a military working dog handler, conducts training with a canine partner at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan.

Photo By: Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Seth Rosenberg


US military woman, Lance Cpl. Savannah Nickell performs maintenance on an F-35 Lightning II during Exercise Northern Lightning in Camp Douglas, Wis.

 Marine Corps photo by Sgt. David Bickel


US military woman Army Spc. Mikala Leal practices recovering onto a single rope bridge during the French Desert Commando Course at the Centre D'entraînement Au Combat Djibouti in Arta Plage, Djibouti.

US Navy Photo by Timothy M. Ahearn


US military women practice dry-fire drills with an M9 Beretta pistol aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2).

US Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Anna Albrecht.


US military woman, Cpl. Janelle Travis low-crawls under barbed wire during the 3rd Infantry Division’s Best Warrior competition at Fort Stewart, Georgia

US Army photo by Spc. Noelle E. Wiehe


A Female Marine Corps dog handler and dog conduct training during a three-week course at the Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona for military working dog teams.

Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Allison Lotz


US military woman puts the finishing touches on face paint camouflage before airborne operations onto Juliet drop zone in Pordenone, Italy.

US Army photo by Paolo Bovo


US military woman performs maintenance on a Mark 38-25 mm machine gun aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson at its home port in San Diego.

 Navy photo by Seaman Theo Shively


US military woman prepares to exit an HC-130J Combat King II aircraft during airfield security training at Moody Air Force Base, Ga.

Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Erick Requadt


US military women prepare to enter a building during an urban operations training exercise with the Female Engagement Team (FET) at Fort Pickett, Virginia.

US Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Koby I. Saunders


US military women celebrate Independence Day at the dining facility at Contingency Operating Base Q-West, Iraq.

US Army photo by Sgt. Keith Anderson


US military woman helps a soldier radio in after contact with a simulated enemy during Exercise Eagle Wrath in Shizuoka, Japan,

Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Aaron Henson


US military women hold and fasten the tire’s bolts at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates.

Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Darnell T. Cannady


US military woman Spc. Amanda Bruns completes the knot tying portion of the mountain obstacle during the French Desert Commando Course in Arta, Djibouti.

USAF photo by Staff Sgt. Amy Picard


US military woman participates in a martial arts program demonstration during Yuma Military Appreciation Day in Yuma, Arizona.

USMC photo by Marine Corps Sgt. Allison Lotz


Spc. Bethany Brennan, a US military woman, poses for a portrait with an M249 Squad Automatic Weapon during a field training exercise at Fort Meade, Maryland.

 US Army Reserve photo by Master Sgt. Michel Sauret


US military women practice room-clearing procedures aboard the USS Wasp (LHD-1) during composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX),

US Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Ryan G. Coleman 


US military Pfc. Rebekah Munday comforts a puppy during the Taskforce Razorback Innovative Readiness Training spay/neuter clinic in Helena-West Helena, Arkansas. 

US Army Reserve photo by Timothy Hale


A US military woman engages targets during law enforcement range qualification at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Arizona.

Photo By: Marine Corps Sgt. Allison Lotz


US military Sgt. Samantha Gassner, military working dog handler, bonds with her dog Loren after an MWD Expo at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia.

USAF photo by Tech. Sgt. Robert Cloy


US military women fire M16A4 rifles during table 1 at Chosin Range, on Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, South Carolina.

US Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Yamil Casarreal


US military women talk with a town leader about a site survey of local businesses, in Al Sequor, Iraq.

US Army photo by Staff Sgt. Luke P. Thelen


US military Petty Officer 2nd Class Candice Kern loads a close-in weapons system aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge in the Atlantic Ocean.

US Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Megan Anuci


US military woman Spc. Jacqueline Robinson sprints during the stress shoot portion of the 2018 New Jersey National Guard Best Warrior Competition at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J.

US Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Matt Hecht


A US military woman conducts squad movement drills on Camp Carroll.

US Army photo by Spc. Adeline Witherspoon


US military woman Emily Chilson interviews Abdullah Jan, a 14-year-old Afghan boy, during a Paktika youth shura.

US Air Forces photo by Master Sgt. William Greer


Staff Sgt. Stephanie M. Piekarczyk, a US military woman, follows her compass to her next point for the daytime land navigation event of the Regional Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition.

US Army photo by Spc. Lindsey Schulte


A US military soldier competes in the Army Recruiting Command's Warrior Fitness Team tryouts in Kentucky.

US Army photo by Lara Poirrier


US military women and their female interpreter, return from a meeting with some Afghan women in the village of Akhvond Qalay, Afghanistan.

US Army photo by Sgt. Christopher McCullough


US military woman from the 5th Security Forces Squadron gives water to a military working dog during Northern Neighbors Day Air and Space Show at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota.

#USAF photo by Airman 1st Class Dillon J. Audit


US military woman from Task Force Destiny brings the holiday cheer and spirit as she sets up a Christmas tree for the TF Destiny building at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.

Photo by Sgt. Steven Lopez


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