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October 16, 2009

Divorce Rate Among Female Soldiers Three Times that of Males

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — veteranclaims @ 11:16 pm

Full Article at: Divorce Rate Triple for U.S. Female Soldiers, Report Finds

New America Media, News Report, Aaron Glantz, Posted: Oct 15, 2009
Women’s Report by Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America , the nation’s first and largest organization representing Americans who’ve served since Sept. 11, 2001.

SAN FRANCISCO –- More than 30,000 single mothers have deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. The Army, the most heavily deployed branch of the military, gives women just four months to stay stateside with their newborns before deploying to the war zone, leaving them little time to bond with or nurse their infants.

The divorce rate for female soldiers is nearly triple that of the men who wear the same uniform.

These are just a few of the unsettling statistics contained in a new report published Wednesday by Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America , the nation’s first and largest organization representing Americans who’ve served since Sept. 11, 2001.

Eleven percent of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans are female.

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