Kim Olson

Grace after Fire

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Retired Air Force colonel, with 25 years of service, her latest deployment in Iraq; CEO of Grace after Fire, a Texas-based nonprofit that supports women veterans

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Defense Secretary Leon Panetta made a historic announcement today when he  lifted the ban on women in combat , at the request of a unanimous Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Another Gender Barrier Is about to Come Down

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta made a historic announcement today when he lifted the ban on women in combat , at the request of a unanimous Joint Chiefs of Staff.

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