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Memorial Day 2021


For many, Memorial Day marks the unofficial beginning of summer. For others however, Memorial Day looks very different from family gatherings and department store sales. Instead, Memorial Day is the somber remembrance of those who so willingly gave their lives for this great experiment. For those who remember, Memorial Day weekend is filled […]

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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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  • In April 2020, during a routine training sortie, C In April 2020, during a routine training sortie, Capt. Taylor Bye’s A-10’s gun experienced a catastrophic failure, her canopy was sent soaring through the sky during flight and forced her to decide to either eject or attempt a gear-up “belly” landing. Thanks to her skills and instinct she was able to safely land.

For her extraordinary skill and airmanship, Bye was awarded the Koren Kolligian, Jr. Trophy, making Bye the first woman to receive the award. 

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    Last week, a group of proud women gathered in fron Last week, a group of proud women gathered in front of the historic 4th Battalion on Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island to unearth a time capsule that had been buried 10 years earlier, and to celebrate the persevering service of women in the Marine Corps.

“I hope we continue to tell the stories to the future generation of Marines...I have a lot of confidence in that passing of history and legacy. Integration is a part of the history, it is now a part of the story.

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    "The Senate voted unanimously late Wednesday to co "The Senate voted unanimously late Wednesday to confirm Adm. Linda Fagan as the next commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, the first woman ever to lead a military service.

Fagan is slated to take the helm of the service June 1 in a ceremony at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C."

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    We are honored to announce Adam Couch, Marine Corp We are honored to announce Adam Couch, Marine Corps Combat Veteran, has joined our Board of Directors.

Adam is a cybersecurity and data privacy leader who heads Socium Security’s consulting practice. He has extensive experience as a fractional Chief Information Security Officer serving clients in government, military, healthcare, tech startups, and market research. 

Prior to leading Socium Security, he held positions managing professional and managed services operations in widely recognized cybersecurity consulting firms, leading major cybersecurity incident response engagements, and supporting the military as a defense contractor. 

Adam is a Marine Corps Combat Veteran who served in various theatres throughout his five years of service. He holds a B.S. in Administration of Justice from Park University with a focus in anti-terrorism. 

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    This summer, decompress and refocus your energy to This summer, decompress and refocus your energy to caring for yourself. Have fun learning new methods to lower anxiety, reduce stress, increase focus, and improve relationships.

Treat yourself to free monthly mindfulness & meditation courses, plus vouchers for virtual Zumba.

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    Happy Mother's Day! In honor of Mother's Day, sup Happy Mother's Day!

In honor of Mother's Day, support our women veteran moms with essential supplies such as hygiene supplies, strollers, car seats and baby blankets.

It's quick and easy. Just visit our Amazon Wishlist to send items directly to Foundation for Women Warriors’ warehouse in Vista.

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    Join Foundation for Women Warriors and Prudential Join Foundation for Women Warriors and Prudential for a Prudential Pathways Seminar: Budgeting and Emergency Savings.

Creating a budget is a roadmap to make the most of the money you earn and allows you to be intentional on how much you spend and save. Establishing an emergency savings fund will help you prepare for unexpected expenses or loss of income and help you feel in control of how to spend and save with a purpose.

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    About 2,000 people celebrated the legacy of the WA About 2,000 people celebrated the legacy of the WASP on their eightieth homecoming. WASP family members, aviation history buffs, and visitors celebrated the all-female squadron who served their country during World War II. The sole WASP in attendance was Shirley Chase Kruse, who greeted all who came up to her.

Learn more about the WASP 80th celebration:
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