Last month, two female officers made history as the first women to graduate from the (until very recently) all-male U.S. Army Ranger School. See the story here http://www.military.com/daily-news/2015/08/17/first-two-women-expected-to-graduate-friday-army-ranger-school.html. While this is indeed historical, women have served in the military and during periods of war since the American Revolution.
During the second World War, 350,000 women served in the U.S. Armed Services and even in their own branches such as Women’s Army Auxiliary (later the Women’s Army Corps or WAC); Women’s Airforce Service Pilots or (WASP); and, the Women Accepted for Volunteer Military Services (WAVES).
We’ve found that it’s easy to forget that not all war-time vets are men. If you’re helping an older female resident or one you’d like to have as a resident, be sure to ask if she served during a war period.
If you run across a WAC or WASP or WAVE and she could use a little more tax free income, give me a call.