Women Soldiers, Veterans Urged to Tell Their Stories

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Women Soldiers, Veterans Urged to Tell Their Stories

The Military Women’s Memorial is asking women who have served in the Army to register the details of their service in the organization’s digital database.

Approaching its 25th anniversary, the Military Women’s Memorial is located at the gateway to Arlington National Cemetery, and it is the only national memorial that honors the service of military women.

But the growing database is an online platform that is accessible from anywhere in the world.

Bills Honoring 1st All-Black, All-Female Unit Gain Support

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Bills Honoring 1st All-Black, All-Female Unit Gain Support

Support is growing to award the Congressional Gold Medal to the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion, the first and only all-female, all-Black American battalion to deploy overseas during World War II.

Bills pending in the Senate and House call for honoring the women of the battalion, commonly known as the Six Triple Eight, for their pioneering service, devotion to duty and contributions to increase the morale of service members serving in the European theater during World War II.

Webinar Highlights Army Women’s ‘Amazing’ Stories

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Webinar Highlights Army Women’s ‘Amazing’ Stories

The Association of the U.S. Army hosted four Army veterans who’ve gone beyond the call of service to make sure women’s voices—and their experiences on the front lines—are heard.

“The images of war have been those of men,” Diane Carlson Evans, a former captain in the Army Nurse Corps and founder of the Vietnam Women’s Memorial Project, said March 24 during a panel as part of AUSA’s Thought Leaders webinar series.

AUSA Webinar Highlights Army Women, Their Stories

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AUSA Webinar Highlights Army Women, Their Stories

Four women, all of them authors and veterans, will discuss the experiences of women in the Army during a webinar hosted by the Association of the U.S. Army.

The event, part of the Thought Leaders series, will begin at 2 p.m. Eastern March 24. It is free, but registration is required here.

Mentorship, Hard Work Keys to Successful Army Career

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Mentorship, Hard Work Keys to Successful Army Career

Mentorship, planning your career moves in advance and being a strong member of the team are some of the key factors in achieving a successful Army career, a panel of senior leaders said during a discussion on Army women hosted by the Association of the U.S. Army.

Women are freer than ever to pursue career opportunities in the Army, including in previously closed combat arms specialties, but the path to maximizing a career in the Army is the same for men and women, the panelists said.

AUSA Webinar Features Discussion with Army Women

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AUSA Webinar Features Discussion with Army Women

A panel of senior leaders will discuss women in the Army during an upcoming webinar hosted by the Association of the U.S. Army.

The event, part of The AUSA Noon Report series, will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the adoption of the 19th Amendment, which secured for women the right to vote. 

The livestream event will begin at noon Eastern Aug. 24. The event is free, but registration is required here.

Military Women’s Memorial Announces New President

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Military Women’s Memorial Announces New President

Retired Army Chief Warrant Officer 5 Phyllis J. Wilson will soon become the new president of the Women in Military Service for America Foundation, succeeding retired Army Maj. Gen. Dee Ann McWilliams, the foundation announced Aug. 14.

The change will take effect Sept. 1.

Female Soldiers, Veterans Honored for Service

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Female Soldiers, Veterans Honored for Service

The Army Women’s Foundation celebrated its 50th anniversary by inducting service members and veterans spanning multiple generations into its Hall of Fame during a ceremony on Capitol Hill.

“Our country is better because of your service,” said Rep. Chris Stewart, R-Utah, the keynote speaker and an Air Force veteran who served for 14 years as a pilot. “Our country is better because of your example. Our country is better because of your sacrifice.”

He thanked the honorees for being willing to serve and for being an example to other military and community members.

Three Army Vets Part of Women's Art Display

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Three Army Vets Part of Women's Art Display

Feb. 27, 2017

Three Army veterans are part of a group of 10 women selected to have their art on display in VA medical centers during Women’s History Month.

Pamela Corwin, Cara Myhre and Deveon Sudduth will have their artwork on display at medical centers as part of a celebration of women veteran artists. The initiative is part of a partnership between the VA’s Center for Women Veterans and the Veteran Artist Program.

Two Retired Army Colonels Named VA Advisers

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Two Retired Army Colonels Named VA Advisers

Jan. 10, 2017

Retired Cols. Karen O’Brien and Betty Yarbrough are among four new members of the Veterans Affairs Department Advisory Committee on Women Veterans.

Dr. O’Brien, the Army’s first female brigade surgeon, retired in 2014 after 27 years of service, including deployments in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. She is now a compensation and pension physician for the Veterans Benefits Administration in American Lake, Wash.