State of the State: Women’s History Month: Women in the Military

Guests: Dora Vasquez Hellner, Army veteran
Alyson Matera, Rhode Island National Guard
Host: Darlene D’Arezzo
Description: Our guests represent a broad range of years of service and experience. Dora Vasquez Hellner is retired with 23 years of military experience. Alyson Matera is active and has 8 years of service to her credit. They share common experiences as well as distinct and different service. A brief history of women in the military is not only interesting but also remarkable. They also comment on the challenges women have faced over time and the alarming experience of sexual trauma some women have experienced in military serviced.

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