As I opened the door to the barracks, I felt like a new student looking for a seat at lunchtime.
Most of the public affairs officers who assisted me during my five days embedding with the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, at the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, La., are male. While they are all hospitable and welcoming and make sure I never go anywhere unaccompanied in the 100,000 acres of training grounds that is foreign to me, there was one thing they couldn’t do.
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