In response to a portrait of Cpl. Kristine Tejada featured alongside an Army magazine article, Col. Lynette Arnhart has launched complaints about the use of a conventionally attractive woman in military press materials. In what she believed to be a defense of women in the military, she wrote her peers about the issue: “Such photos undermine the rest of the message (and may even make people ask if breaking a nail is considered hazardous duty. Read More
BY Melanie Mignucci
on Jul 31, 2013
The U.S. Military has begun issuing Army Combat Uniforms (ACUs) specifically tailored for the female form … finally.
Owing to a growing proportion of female soldiers in the military, these new uniforms are meant to increase professionalism, improve fit and comfort and decrease the restriction of movement that came from covering ladies with the standard, ‘burly-dude’ fit uniform.
The original ACU was built “by males for males,” states a recent article on the Army’s website. Read More