Senior Airman Ashley Boeckholt
As early as the American Revolution, serving as nurses, cooks -- and water bearers, women have played a pivotal role in American military success. Today, however, women in the military have stepped out of the shadows and into nearly all of the Air Force’s more than 130 different career fields. Among these diverse career fields are dedicated female Airmen, like Senior Airman Ashley Boeckholt, 30th Medical Operations Squadron public health technician. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration by 30th Space Wing Public Affairs/Released)

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