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Col. Joanne Farris was one of 39 women recognized in March by the Veteran Affairs Sierra Nevada Health Care System in Reno.

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Women's History Month: Retiring Army Guard colonel says she has no regrets

First Nevada female colonel to command a brigade became a trailblazer for others

Joanne Farris doesn’t consider herself a trailblazer although she became the first woman in the Nevada Army National Guard to command a brigade six years ago.


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