US Army http://kplu.org en Women soldiers reflect on new army career options http://kplu.org/post/women-soldiers-reflect-new-army-career-options <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/01/012413TB_WomenCombat_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a> <P>JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. - The Pentagon's decision to allow women in combat roles has some female soldiers rethinking their career trajectories.</P> <P>Army Spc. Heidi Olson received a Purple Heart last year for shrapnel injuries she got during a foot patrol in Afghanistan. She feels she's earned the right to call herself a combat medic.</P> <P>"Originally as a female, I wasn't allowed to be titled as a combat medic," Olson says. Fri, 25 Jan 2013 00:33:00 +0000 Tom Banse 7634 at http://kplu.org Women soldiers reflect on new army career options Wearing blue, one team runs in memory of war dead http://kplu.org/post/wearing-blue-one-team-runs-memory-war-dead <p>Lisa Hallett was cradling her 2-week-old daughter at a military family support meeting when a commander called her out of the room.</p><p>&quot;There&rsquo;s just this panic. And we walk across this big field. We&#39;re in one building, we&#39;re going to this other building and I&#39;m like tell me John&#39;s okay, tell me John&#39;s okay.&quot;</p><p>But he wasn&rsquo;t.</p><p> Thu, 23 Jun 2011 22:14:00 +0000 Austin Jenkins 1929 at http://kplu.org Wearing blue, one team runs in memory of war dead