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The Women of the Intel Mafia

U.S. Air Force Col. Michele Olsen and her husband Michael have three children, Zoe 14, Xara 11, and Ezri, 9. A dual-military couple before he retired two years ago, they have juggled the demanding jobs, family separations and intercontinental moves that come with a life of military service. Olsen reflected on the evolution of family life among military women during her career. “Getting pregnant on the way into command was an eye-opening experience,” she said. “In 2012 when I looked “up,” I saw no one who looked like me. I saw amazing female leaders who knocked down doors and paved the way … but many of them did not have families, it was very, very rare.” (Courtesy photo)

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