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ROTC cadet first WSU woman to serve in armor branch

By Chris Heatherly, Army ROTC PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University Army ROTC cadet Caitlin Fagan is the first female Cougar selected to serve in the U.S. Army’s armor branch. Service in the combat infantry and armor fields was opened to women in April.

Economic battle awaits combat vets

(Photo: Alair MacLean. Photo by Shari Clevenger, WSU Vancouver) Combat veterans from the military draft period — those who actually fought in America’s wars from World War II to Vietnam — are less likely to be employed or to have been employed, according to a WSU study. If employed, they tended to earn less than […]

Professor to study effects of combat on veterans

VANCOUVER – Alair MacLean, assistant professor of sociology at Washington State University Vancouver, received a two year grant of more than $162,000 from the National Institutes for Health for her study on veterans’ combat exposure and its socioeconomic outcomes. “This issue has taken on increased social and policy significance in light of ongoing combat operations […]