When Denise Howard attended Army basic training in 1982, she was taught her how to apply makeup, how to stand and how to fix her hair. Her male counterparts, on the other hand, went through combat training.
Blumenthal went inside three privately managed military homes near the Naval Submarine Base Wednesday to see firsthand the health and safety issues that military families in Groton, and across the country, have been confronting.
"American households have not had to worry about their children being summoned by lottery to the battlefield. When you don't have worry about something, there's a pretty good chance you don't think about it," C.J. Chivers says.
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