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Miss USA Is A Black Army Officer Advocating For PTSD Sufferers

As a U.S. Army Reserve officer, when Deshauna Barber was announced as Miss USA 2016, she became a source of pride for both black women and women that have served in the armed forces. Barber spoke with The Huffington Post on Wednesday about using her title to spread awareness about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and to remind people of the dynamism of military women. She told HuffPost Black Voices senior editor Lilly Workneh that it wasn’t until the morning after her June 5 victory that she realized she’d broken barriers for women in the armed forces.
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