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May 4, 2022

World War II WAAC/WAC Veteran, 1LT Millie Bailey, Passes Away at 104

It is with sadness we share the news that World War II WAC veteran extraordinaire,…
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March 14, 2022

President Signs Bill Into Law Awarding Congressional Gold Medal to the Members of the Women’s Army Corps 6888th (Six Triple Eight) Central Postal Directory Battalion!

On March 14, 2022, the President signed PL 117-97,  "Six Triple Eight" Congressional Gold Medal…
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March 2, 2022

Congress Passes Legislation Awarding the Congressional Gold Medal Award to the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion

February 28, 2022 WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed U.S. Senator Jerry Moran’s…

The United States Army Women’s Museum is Open!

The Hours of Operation are Tuesday-Friday from 9:00 – 4:30.

The United States Army Women’s Museum, located at Fort Lee, Virginia, showcases the amazing stories of women patriots who served our nation from the American Revolution to the present day.  The US Army Women’s Museum is the only museum in the world dedicated to US Army Women.

The museum is located at 2100 “A” Adams Avenue, Fort Lee, Virginia.

Watch a Video of the Renovated Galleries at the Army Women's Museum

Give The Army Women’s Foundation a Smile with AmazonSmile

Shopping on Amazon Smile is an easy and great way to donate to the Army Women’s Foundation. If you’re planning to shop online through Amazon, be sure to use www.smile.amazon.com. The process and feel of your shopping experience will be the same, but did you know that if you select the US Army Women’s Foundation as your charity, Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase price, and at no additional cost to you?

Simply click the button below or go to AmazonSmile.com, and select the US Army Women’s Foundation as your charity.  In order for the Foundation to receive credit, you must go through AmazonSmile.

If you have any questions about how this works, please contact Beth Spitzley at our Fort Lee office, 804-734-3078.

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Honoring Service & Sacrifice

The Army Women’s Foundation is the premier support network for you, our Women Soldiers and Veterans.  Together we are a strong team, building partnerships for success and serving as a voice and advocate for Army Women:   Honor, Empower, Connect… It’s our mission

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What’s Up Next

Online Mentoring Webinar

Female Mentoring and Morale Program (FMMP)

The next FMMP Event is

Thursday, 24 March 2022, 6:00-7:30 PM Eastern Time

We invite you to join with CASCOM to celebrate Women’s History Month with the Female Mentoring and Morale Program (FMMP). Frederick Douglass said, “If there is no struggle, there is no progress.” This month we will feature four Female Colonels, all currently serving Brigade Commanders, who are excited to share their knowledge, experience, and advice on setting your path to success. Allow our panel members to share their stories of struggle and triumph as they rose through the ranks to become the leaders of their organizations. We hope to see you virtually!

Date & Time: Thursday, 24 March, from 6:00-7:30 (EST).

Topic: “Her History Is Still Being Written”
Panel members:

  • COL Toni Rieke – Commander, 23rdQuartermaster BDE, Fort Lee, VA.
  • COL Karin Watson – Commander, Fort Lee Garrison Command, Fort Lee, VA.
  • COL Fredericka Harris – Commander, 406thArmy Field Support BDE, Fort Bragg, N.C.
  • COL Clydea Prichard-Brown – Commander, 59thOrdnance BDE, Fort Lee, VA.

To access the Zoom link, you must register in advance to participate!

https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUvdu6gqTMvGtzjjxEkhB-wU2kFNLar0ZPp

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Register Here for the 24 March Mentorship Zoom

Scholarship Opportunities

2022  Scholarship Recipients to be Announced on March 22, 2022

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Stay Tuned to Apply for a 2023 Legacy Scholarship

The Army Women’s Foundation offers scholarships to further your education. The window to apply for 2023 Scholarship Applications will be announced at the end of the year.

All application materials, including online application form, essay, official transcript(s), two recommendations, proof of matriculation at designated accredited academic institution, as well as commander’s verification of active duty or qualified documentation of the sponsor or woman’s service (e.g. Dept. of Defense Form DD-214, Discharge Documents, Active Service Documents, etc.), must be submitted and postmarked by as directed by the deadline.

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2022 Scholarship Awards and Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

 2022 Hall of Fame Ceremony

Join Us Virtually!

Tuesday, March 22, 2022, 14:00 EST 

View the 2021 Hall of Fame Ceremony

The Army Women’s Foundation recognizes the extraordinary achievements of Army women and those who support them.  Join us for the 2022 Hall of Fame Ceremony on Tuesday, March 22, 2022, at 2:00 PM, at the National Museum of the United States Army, Fort Belvoir, Virginia.  Save the Date!

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The E-Flagpole

Today, every American can be proud that our military will grow even stronger with our mothers, wives, sisters, and daughters playing a greater role in protecting this country we love.

President Barack Obamaon opening combat arms jobs to women

Over the last 38 years, I have had the opportunity to witness women soldiers jump out of airplanes, hike 10 miles, lead men and women, even under the toughest circumstances.

Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, USA, Ret.America’s first female four-star general

We may destroy all the men in America, and we shall still have all we can do to defeat the women.

British Gen. Lord Charles CornwallisAmerican Revolutionary War

Today, women are in combat, that is just a reality. Thousands of women have been decorated for valor…and have given their lives. Today, what was once a band of brothers has truly become a band of brothers and sisters.

Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, USA, Ret.America’s first female four-star general

During the time I have had WACs under my command, they have met every test and task assigned to them ... their contributions in efficiency, skill, spirit, and determination are immeasurable.

American General Dwight D. Eisenhower

They're fighting and they’re dying together, and the time has come for our policies to recognize that reality. We are making our military stronger, and we are making America stronger.

Former Defense Secretary Leon Panettaon lifting the combat exclusion ban

Let the generations know that women in uniform also guaranteed their freedom.

Dr. Mary Edwards Walker, Medal of Honor Recipient, Civil Waron history and freedom

"The Army is people and the incredible contributions and achievements of our female Soldiers contribute significantly to the strength of America's Army."

General James C. McConville40th Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army

Trailblazers

Command Sergeant Major Evelyn Hollis, USA Ret.

Command Sergeant Major Evelyn Hollis, USA Ret.

Hall of Fame Inductee 2018

Chief Warrant Officer 4 Petrice McKey-Reese

Chief Warrant Officer 4 Petrice McKey-Reese

Hall of Fame Inductee 2018

First Female Army Rangers

First Female Army Rangers

Hall of Fame Inductees 2018

Lieutenant General Nadja West

Lieutenant General Nadja West

February 19, 2018