Blog Month: June 2020

Women Warriors

Sharron Frontiero, Lieutenant, U.S. Air Force


In the early 1970’s, Sharron Frontiero was a lieutenant serving as a physical therapist, stationed on Maxwell Air Force Base. She had gotten married and applied to receive dependent’s allowance for her civilian husband, however, her request was denied. She filed a formal complaint only to receive […]

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Elizabeth A. Okoreeh-Baah, Captain, U.S. Marine Corps


Elizabeth Okoreeh-Baah graduated from the Naval Academy in 2000. She was one of the first women to graduate with a Marine Corps aviation contract.   She went on to fly the CH-46E Sea Knight, completed a year-long combat deployment, and then transitioned to […]

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Katie Higgins Cook, Major, U.S. Marine Corps


Major Higgins Cook is a third-generation military aviator. Her grandfather served during World War II, Korea, and Vietnam, and her father was an F-18 fighter pilot in the Navy. After graduating from the US Naval Academy in 2008, she joined […]

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Melanie Martins, Lieutenant, U.S. Navy


In September of 2019, Lt. Melanie Martins, a supply officer serving aboard USS Ohio (SSGN 726), became the first Filipina to earn her submarine warfare insignia, worn by all qualified submariners worldwide.  The submarine warfare insignia is a […]

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Marcelite J. Harris, Major General, U.S. Air Force


Marcelite J. Harris was born Marcelite Jordan to Cecil O’Neal Jordan and Marcelite Terrill Jordan, in Houston, Texas on January 16, 1943. She graduated from Spelman College, earning her B.A. in Speech and Drama. She […]

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Esther Hasson, Chief Nurse, U.S. Navy


Esther Voorhees Hasson was born in Baltimore, Maryland, on September 20, 1867. She graduated from the Connecticut Training School for Nurses, in New Haven, in 1897. In June 1898, during the Spanish–American War, Hasson became […]

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Emily Perez, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army


Emily Jazmin Tatum Perez was born on February 19, 1983 in Heidelberg, West Germany, into a U.S. military family. She graduated from Oxon Hill High School in Maryland, where she ranked among the top-10 students […]

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Tracy L. Garrett, Major General, U.S. Marine Corps


Tracy L. Garrett entered the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps and in 1978 graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in English. Following graduation, she was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the […]

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Ericka L. Fowlkes, Major, U.S. Army


Ericka Fowlkes enlisted in the Maryland National Guard on Oct. 19, 1989. During her 12 years of enlisted service she completed two overseas missions in Germany and in Panama.  In 2001, Fowlkes earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from […]

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  • The day after Annie E. Graham enlisted in the Mari The day after Annie E. Graham enlisted in the Marines, Ann E. Lamb enlisted, and months later Annie L. Grimes became the 3rd African American woman to enlist in the Marine Corps. 
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    TOMORROW! Don't forget to get your free ticket to TOMORROW! Don't forget to get your free ticket to a virtual screening of Sweet Georgia Brown: Impact, Courage, Sacrifice and Will.

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    Attend a special virtual screening of Unsung Heroe Attend a special virtual screening of Unsung Heroes: The Story of America's Female Patriots.

From Academy Award Filmmaker and Executive Producer Ron Howard, this 2-hour, 2-part documentary highlights the heroic sacrifices of women that served in the American military. Every woman that has ever served has volunteered to do so, but their profound accomplishments have been largely ignored.

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    Join Foundation for Women Warriors for a special s Join Foundation for Women Warriors for a special screening of the documentary Sweet Georgia Brown: Impact, Courage, Sacrifice and Will.

The purpose of this documentary, Sweet Georgia Brown: Impact, Courage, Sacrifice and Will is to examine the consequences or changes in race and gender policies for the status of African-American Women in the military during World War II.

During this era, opportunities for women in the military expanded, such as; what social, political and organization factors influenced change in racial and gender policies in the military during World War II; what were the unique factors associated with being African-American Women in the Armed Services at that time and how did this experience affects their lives.

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    New body armor for women has arrived for the 377th New body armor for women has arrived for the 377th Security Forces Group at Kirtland Air Force Base.

“So if we were in a situation that required us to run or quickly exit a vehicle, it hindered us greatly. It also put us at risk by wearing gear that was not properly fitted to protect us.”

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    This Friday, join us for a special screening of th This Friday, join us for a special screening of the documentary Sweet Georgia Brown: Impact, Courage, Sacrifice and Will.

The purpose of this documentary, Sweet Georgia Brown: Impact, Courage, Sacrifice and Will is to examine the consequences or changes in race and gender policies for the status of African-American Women in the military during World War II.

Get your ticket today: https://charity.gofundme.com/sweet-georgia-brown
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    Olivia Hooker, D. Winifred Byrd, Julia Mosley, Yvo Olivia Hooker, D. Winifred Byrd, Julia Mosley, Yvonne Cumberbatch, and Aileen Cooke were the five African-American women who enlisted in SPARs, the U.S. Coast Guard Women’s Reserve, during World War II. Olivia Hooker was the first to enlist and a survivor of the Tulsa Race Massacre.
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    Join Foundation for Women Warriors for a special s Join Foundation for Women Warriors for a special screening of the documentary Sweet Georgia Brown: Impact, Courage, Sacrifice and Will.

The purpose of this documentary, Sweet Georgia Brown: Impact, Courage, Sacrifice and Will is to examine the consequences or changes in race and gender policies for the status of African-American Women in the military during World War II.

During this era, opportunities for women in the military expanded, such as; what social, political and organization factors influenced change in racial and gender policies in the military during World War II; what were the unique factors associated with being African-American Women in the Armed Services at that time and how did this experience affects their lives.

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