By Tim Kowols
The United States Military is experiencing growth in its female recruits, as are the local organizations supporting them. According to the USA Today, 16 percent of the active military is made up of women, with the United States Marine Corps experiencing its highest percentage of female recruits to Marine basic training or officer training school ever at 10.7 percent. Adopt-a-Soldier Door County Executive Director Nancy Hutchinson says she has seen the number of female soldiers receiving packages from the organization grow to 11, but notes the struggles they have filling their boxes with items they might need.
Hutchinson reminds potential donors that soldiers often share their boxes with other members of their platoon or are stationed with their families. Items like pouched tuna, beef jerky, instant rice, chips, and games are also in need.