Women in combat http://whqr.org en Shifting the Tide, Part 2: Lisa Ramos http://whqr.org/post/shifting-tide-part-2-lisa-ramos <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For 13 years, Lisa&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Ramos served in the Navy as a Religious Program Specialist. She served in a support role in Iraq, where front lines were invisible. While she wasn’t directly in combat, she experienced trauma from the line of fire. In part two of our series about women’s shifting roles in combat, </span>WHQR’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Sara Wood speaks with&nbsp;Ramos about the physical realities of lifting the combat ban.</span></p> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Sara Wood 35255 at http://whqr.org Shifting the Tide, Part 2: Lisa Ramos Author Kirsten Holmstedt sheds light on women in combat http://whqr.org/post/author-kirsten-holmstedt-sheds-light-women-combat <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Defense Secretary Leon&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Panetta’s</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;announcement to lift the combat ban for women serving in the military came as no surprise to author Kirsten&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Holmstedt</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. The Iraq War started while she was working on her MFA in creative writing at&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">UNCW</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;in 2003. She heard about women serving in the line of fire and decided to collect their stories first-hand.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 06 Feb 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Sara Wood 31227 at http://whqr.org Author Kirsten Holmstedt sheds light on women in combat