Why not servicewomen? Expression 'female servicemen' can be understood as 'transsexuals'.
Why do you think there are so many American women soldiers in Iraq?
The reality is that from the beginning of the war in Iraq coalition forces have been dependent on female servicemen.
women soldiers were clearly visible patrolling highways, standing sentry at checkpoints and involved in raids on houses armed with automatic rifles...The US has 15,000 women in Iraq out of 147,000 military personnel.