Family Transitions

Women in the Military


Image of Female service provider hugging her child with quote on page - Both in uniform and through the civilian sector, American mothers, daughters, sisters, and wives have selflessly served to defend and protect the land of the free and home of the brave. Even in grim situations and under austere conditions, these women have persevered—standing tall and strong as defenders of freedom, liberty, and justice.

It’s our honor to support the brave women who serve in the armed forces through the curation of resources, development of blog posts, and production of webinars and podcasts celebrating women in the military.

On this page you’ll find content showing a more integrated military service that supports women service members throughout their military journeys.


Webinar Icon  WEBINARS

We’ve created webinars that address the different issues that women in the military face. Each webinar is free to attend, archived, and offer continuing education credit and a certificate of completion.

Women in the Military: Special Contributions and Unique Challenges

This webinar discusses the contributions women have made to the military as well as some of the challenges they face.
Continuing Education (CE) credit  and a Certificate of Completion are available.

Upcoming Webinars

More information will be available soon!

 

Articles Icon BLOG POSTS

We’ve created blog posts that address the different issues that women in the military face.

Podcast Icon  PODCASTS

Join us as we speak with experts on topics, provide strategies that you can apply to your work and discuss issues that are important to people.

 

Online Engagement Icon ONLINE ENGAGEMENT

Coming soon!

 

External Resources Icon EXTERNAL RESOURCES

Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services (DACOWITS) Annual Reports 2003 – 2020. Retrieved from https://dacowits.defense.gov/Reports-Meetings/.

Southwell, K. H. & MacDermid Wadsworth, S. M. (2016). The many faces of military families: Unique features of the lives of female service members. Military medicine, 181(suppl_1), 7079.

 


American women have served in the military since the Revolutionary War, and approximately 2.5 million women serve in the U.S. Armed Forces today.

The MFLN Family Transitions Concentration Area provides education and resources for professionals working with military families to build resilience and navigate life cycle transitions. Additional professional development opportunities and resources are available from our MFLN Family Transitions page at militaryfamilieslearningnetwork.org/family-transitions.