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Women in History Month - Betty Friedan

Joan Lunden

Life has changed quite dramatically over the past five decades. Some of you will remember when the crusade to change women’s roles in this country got started 50 years ag...


Real-Life 'Rosie the Riveter' Elinor Otto, National Women's History Month Spotlight

Joan Lunden

Last week at the Aging in America Conference in San Diego, CA I got the privilege of meeting an inspiring woman. Her name is Elinor Otto and she is a real-life 'Rosie the...


National Women's History Month Spotlight: Cultural Anthropologist, Margaret Mead

Joan Lunden

The next woman who we will honor for National Women's History Month is Margaret Mead. Margaret Mead was an American cultural anthropologist who was often a featured write...


Reveille Readers: March

Joan Lunden

We've got three great books for you here and we can't wait to hear what you have to say about them!

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National Women's History Month Spotlight: Former Congresswoman, Patricia Schroeder

Joan Lunden

With March being National Women's History Month I decided to take a step back and reflect on all the inspiring women that have made their mark in history and helped me to...

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The Girl Scouts Message of Leadership

Joan Lunden

When I was a little girl I was a Brownie, which is a part of the Girl Scouts. I loved being a Brownie and my mom was even our leader!

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Reveille Readers February

Joan Lunden

I first fell in love with the author, Junot Diaz' in high school when I read his short stories collection - Drown.


50 Years Ago Today: The Beatles Performed LIVE in America

Joan Lunden

50 years ago today, 73 million viewers turned on their gigantic black and white TV sets and tuned in to The Ed Sullivan show to watch The Beatles perform live for the fir...

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Reveille Recommendation from Joan

Joan Lunden

I don't know about you ladies, but I have been loving our Reveille Readers and our Reveille Recipes! I am always looking for my next book to dive into and I ALWAYS love ...

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16 Books To Read Before They Hit Theaters This Year

Joan Lunden

Books and movies are two of my favorite pastimes. A good book can transport you into another time or another place, you can be taken on a journey, learn new things, and f...