FROM THE FIELD

Helping our troops and women in West Africa

Dear supporters, Nicholette and I just got back from helping US troops in the West African country of Chad, where we supported the first ever International Women’s Day Forum in N’djamena. The event was part of Flintlock 2017, an annual military exercise among African, allied, and US special operations forces that builds the ability of West … Continued

Women’s Leadership Forum held in N’Djamena, Chad

Special Operations Command Africa hosted its first Women’s Leadership Forum during International Women’s Day in N’Djamena, Chad, Mar. 7, 2017, as a part of Exercise Flintlock. This leadership discussion forum was led by Chadian women from across the spectrum of employment to address Chadian challenges and opportunities, and was facilitated by the U.S. Embassy and … Continued

International Women’s Day: My chance to reflect on service with fellow female combat veterans in northern Iraq

International Women’s Day is on March 8—a day to celebrate women’s achievements throughout history and across nations around the world. It’s a day to highlight the importance of women in society, the obstacles and challenges they’ve faced, and to promote generations of women, their influence, and their accomplishments. It’s an honor to be writing about … Continued