7 shocking (and sad) statistics about women in the military

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Women have always played an important part in the military. Whether it was helping men on the battlefields of 19th century Crimea or repairing airplanes in WWII, Rosie the Riveter was right: we CAN do. Today, women make up almost 15% of active duty members of the United States Armed Forces, and that number continues to grow.

But as we honor fallen service members this Memorial Day, let’s also remember that living veterans, especially women, are still struggling.

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