Since the days of the American Revolutionary War, women have served a vital role in the U.S. fighting forces and they continue to be a significant source of strength for our nation. Today, women make up nearly 15% of our active duty Army and they serve in 93% of all Army occupations. As our nation approaches one decade of combat in our fight against terrorism, women have maintained a crucial role in military operations and their sacrifices underscore their dedication and willingness to serve.
As women have expanded into different roles in our military ranks, it has become clear that the heart of a Warrior is not limited to one gender. Increasing service opportunities for women have been accompanied by an increased need for health-related resources and support specifically tailored to meet the unique needs of our female service members. This Women’s Health Portal has been designed to help meet those needs by providing service members, leaders and family members with up-to-date information about a variety of women’s health topics to include: health and wellness, self-care, and health considerations for the deployed environment.
STAND-TO! Edition: Friday, May 2, 2014 TODAY'S FOCUS: 2014 Women's Health Month
The Army recognizes May as National Women's Health Month. Army Medicine (AMEDD) seeks to raise awareness, educate, and empower women to make their health a top priority and encourage them to take steps to take steps to improve their physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health. Sleep, activity, nutrition, regular checkups and preventive screenings are paramount in improving one's health.
The Warrior Readiness Technical Guide is being updated.
PROGRAMS and ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP)
Tobacco-Free Living (PHC)
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