10 reasons why military women are incredible
The military's Army program provides 100% tuition at universities and colleges enrolled in the program. Even with the high operations tempo of the last decade, soldiers are earning degrees at unprecedented rates. If soldiers are not able to attend college while on active duty, now they can access more educational benefits through the Post-9/11 GI Bill, which provides the single biggest boost to veterans since the original GI Bill allowed the Greatest Generation a chance at an education. There are no combat requirements for either the Post-9/11 GI Bill or the army program. All men and women who enlist are eligible.
Among soldiers, there are some well-known jokes about the military's health care system. One of the most common is about Vitamin M — Motrin, which is used to treat everything from broken bones to tooth aches. But the availability of health care is something I have never worried about, either for my children or myself. Going on sick call in the military is a major pain in the neck, but a doctor is always there. I've had two babies in the busiest maternity ward in the Army, and have subsequently gone to the ER for ear tube problems, a broken arm, and a few other things. It's been a huge a relief knowing that I wasn't going to have any medical bills from any of those visits.
Taking Pride in Work:
In the Army, they say that if you don't like your boss, you should just wait, because one of you will leave sooner or later. While moving to new positions can be difficult for civilians, military members often thrive in new environments, excel at facing new challenges, and continue to focus accomplishing the mission and taking care of soldiers. Soldiers take pride in what they do each and everyday, and women take no more or less pride in their work than men do.
Personally, knowing that I can make a difference in a young soldier's life is an incredible experience. I wear my uniform with pride and with the awareness that there are brothers and sisters in arms who have died wearing these colours. That pride is something I feel in the deepest part of me. It is a pride that I share with other soldiers who have served, whether they are women or men.
She is tough:
The fact that she is in the military is enough to prove her mettle. She is tough not only mentally but physically too.
Confidence oozing out:
If you see any women who is an Armed Force officer, you can easily make out so. The reason being their faces beaming with confidence.
She has a hard time managing her hair:
Ever thought how difficult it is to manage long locks and still be on time for training. Or how tough it is to put them all inside the beret tidily. She has to fight that every day.
And even harder to give them up:
In OTA Chennai, i.e. in the training for Army, almost all women are asked to get a crew cut. Obviously love for uniform precedes love for hair. But still it is tough to give up the long lustrous lovely locks.
Fights with solitude:
We all know that Armed Forces is an area dominated by men. She feels homesick and at times and isolated (though the men folk leave no stone unturned to make her homely) in the postings when she is may be the only women officer. Yet she fights her lonesomeness and gives her best shot.
Perfection from Sarees to Uniform:
She can manage to carry a Sarees and the Uniform with an equal grace. She manages to cook excellent meals, manage the house, run with guns, and motivate the men in her troop, equally well.
Jack of all trades:
She is great in sports, adventurous, well read and knows everything from dance to cross country and given a chance she can be horribly good in any sport, without even trying hard.
Manages her relationships:
For sure we live in a society where it is easier to find a match for a guy in military, because girls are assumed to leave their job and settle with the guy they are getting married to, but it is still hard to find a guy for a girl in the same position. Not many guys will be ready to relocate for their wife/girlfriend in military. So it is hard for her to find a match. And getting married isn’t enough, because then comes the dual responsibility.
Being a duo-military couple is tough:
Yes, there is an option to get spouse posting, but it is hard to manage a marriage in a case where duty comes before anything for both. Often deployments, relocations, different units and other stuff, she (and her counterpart) have to face a lot, yet the bumpy ride is good enough to give the best shot for their country.
She knows the real meaning of the word “Hero”:
When some are there shopping in the best malls, she is running with a 10 KG bag for her country. She puts camouflage instead of eyeliner, and chose mud over facials. She is setting examples for millions, to live their dream, not give up on any hurdle. She is the real hero, managing two difficult duties, from combat boots to high heels, extremely well.