As she did so provocatively with military spouses in Army Wives, Tanya Biank gives us the inside story of women in todayas militaryathe professional and personal challenges that confront female soldiers from the combat zone to the home front... Since 9/11, more than 240, 000 women soldiers have fought in Iraq and Afghanistanamore than 140 have died there, and they currently make up fourteen percent of the total active-duty forces. Despite advances, todayas servicewomen are constantly pressed to prove themselves, to overcome challenges men never face, and to put the military mission ahead of all other aspects of their lives, particularly marriage and motherhood. In this groundbreaking, insideras look at the women defending our nation, Tanya Biank brings to light the real issuesaof femininity, belonging to an old boysa club, veiled discrimination, dating, marriage problems, separation from children, questions about life goals, career trajectories, and self-worthathat servicewomen are facing by focusing on four individual stories. Brigadier General Angela Salinas, the Marine Corpsa first Hispanic female general, faces the challenge of commanding an all-male institution. Second Lieutenant Bergan Flanagan finds herself on the frontlines in Afghanistan, serving in the same military police company as her husband. As a marine drill instructor, Sergeant Amy Stokley demands the very best from the recruits at Parris Island. And Major Candice OaBrien deals with deployment to Afghanistan, with two young children and a strained marriage back home. Undaunted is the story of these courageous trailblazersatheir struggles, sacrifices, and triumphs in the name of serving the country they love.Undaunted is the story of these courageous trailblazersatheir struggles, sacrifices, and triumphs in the name of serving the country they love.
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