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--- It's another step toward equality for women. Last month the Pentagon announced that women would be eligible for any job in the military starting January Two Madison Veterans share their thoughts on this historic change.

Amy Johnson portrait.jpgAmy Johnson, CBE (1 July 1903 – 5 January 1941) was a pioneering English aviator and was the first female pilot to fly alone from Britain to Australia. Flying solo or with her husband, Jim Mollison, she set numerous long-distance records during the 1930s. She flew in the Second World War as a part of the Air Transport Auxiliary and died during a ferry flight.

10 People You've Never Heard Of Who Changed the World -Amelia Earhart was the undisputed darling of the press during the for her long-distance flying records, but she was nearly eclipsed by another female pilot named Amy Johnson.

Brigadier General Diana Holland

Brigadier General Diana Holland

RANK STRUCTURE AND INSIGNIA OF ENLISTED MILITARY PERSONNEL - ALL BRANCHES OF US MILITARY SERVICE - web credit here - http://www.aviationexplorer.com/air_force_rank_structure.htm

United States Military Rank Structure for the Air Force, Army, Marines, Navy, National Guard and Coast Guard Insignia - Military Rank

See this infographic from Veterans United Home Loans on military rankings for the Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, and Marines.

Get to Know Your Military Ranks Infographic

Shadow box after 8 1/2 yrs of being a United States Marine

15 Vintage and Uniques Shadow Box Ideas to Keep Your Sweet Memories

National security leader to deliver OSU commencement address in June

National security leader to deliver OSU commencement address in June

United States Air Force Honor Guard

My dad proudly served in the US Army. My mom was presented the flag at the cemetery. It should have been me.

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Modern military woman in the United States Air Force.

Decoding Those United States Air Force Berets:   CCT/STO – Scarlet  PJ/CRO – Maroon  TACP/ALO – Black  Weather Parachutists – Grey  Security Force – Blue  SERE Specialists – Sage Green  Not shown is a Sky Blue beret worn by cadets at the US Air Force Academy while BCT introduction to first year cadets.

Decoding Those Air Force Berets - Soldier Systems Daily