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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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Nicola Hall, Sergeant, U.S. Army


Born and raised in Ipswich, England with an English mother and American father, Nicola Hall was a natural born Athlete with a sense of dual nationality. Her father was an Olympic athlete – and at just 10 years old, she started competition track. By the age […]

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Jeannie Leavitt, Major General, U.S. Air Force


Maj. Gen. Leavitt entered the Air Force in 1992 after earning her bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Texas and her master’s degree in aeronautics and astronautics from Stanford University. She earned […]

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Winifred Quick Collins, Captain, U.S. Navy


Winifred Quick Collins was born Winifred Mary Redden, in Great Falls, Montana, United States on November 26, 2011. She was the third child of four of Daniel A. Redden and Mary Winifred Redden (maiden name […]

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  • Phyllis Newhouse is a veteran who served for 22 ye Phyllis Newhouse is a veteran who served for 22 years in the U.S. Army and established the Cyber Espionage Task Force. Now she is a CEO and investor who is sharing her tips on how women, especially women of color, can harness their potential as leaders in all aspects of their lives.

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    U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command Sgt. U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command Sgt. Maj. Kristie Brady, the first female senior enlisted advisor in CECOM history, officially passed on her responsibilities to the new Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Conaty. 

Brady is now heading to the Pentagon to be the executive officer for the Sgt. Maj. of the Army, Michael Grinston.

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    Military aviation proudly recounts its past, susta Military aviation proudly recounts its past, sustains its present and looks towards its future. Part of its history tells the story of the female pilots who stepped up to ensure aircraft were available and ready during World War II. The WASPs, or the Women Airforce Service Pilots, provided an invaluable service to our country in wartime. Their legacy influenced future women in military aviation who became leaders, innovators, and decision-makers. Now, their legacy lives on as the most lethal and connected fifth-generation aircraft, the F-35 Lightning II, operates daily worldwide.

In 2015, then U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Christine Mau became the first female F-35 pilot when she completed a flight in the Lightning II. Mau retired in 2017, but her story remains a key highlight of the F-35 story.

Learn about Lt. Col. Christine Mau:
https://www.dvidshub.net/news/426441/pioneering-female-f-35-pilot-reflects-legacy-women-military-aviation
    Happy 232nd Birthday to the U.S. Coast Guard! . . Happy 232nd Birthday to the U.S. Coast Guard!
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    Base exchange stores have mostly run out of hot we Base exchange stores have mostly run out of hot weather uniforms for women due to a contract dispute that has halted production.

The shortage in weather-appropriate clothes for female troops comes amid a summer heat wave that has scorched many areas of the country with unusually high temperatures.

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https://www.military.com/daily-news/2022/07/25/army-and-air-force-run-out-of-female-hot-weather-uniforms-amid-summer-heat-wave.html
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    Meet Marian Cole, a World War II veteran, who join Meet Marian Cole, a World War II veteran, who joined the Army despite not actually being qualified to do so because she was underage. Now she is celebrating her 100th birthday this month.

Happy 100th birthday Marian!

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https://www.tapinto.net/towns/bridgewater-slash-raritan/sections/health-and-wellness/articles/world-war-ii-vet-to-celebrate-100th-birthday
    Meet Col. Eries Mentzer. She was Maxwell Air Force Meet Col. Eries Mentzer. She was Maxwell Air Force Base's first Black female commander. Command changes every two years and as of Friday morning, Eries ended her role as the commander of Maxwell AFB.

“I certainly wasn’t the first qualified woman to be able to lead the space, qualified Black woman, I was just the first to have the opportunity”

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https://www.fox10tv.com/2022/07/29/maxwell-afbs-first-black-female-commander-ends-post/
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    "The Navy is continuing its years long quest for a "The Navy is continuing its years long quest for a better-fitting uniform for female sailors with a fit-test survey in Norfolk, Virginia, this month. The goal is to get enough measurements to make sizes better and more accurate for women.

The project comes at a time when complaints about the fit of female uniforms persist in the sea service, but service members in other branches struggle to even buy uniform items."

Learn more:
https://www.military.com/daily-news/2022/07/26/navy-hopes-measuring-female-sailors-will-finally-fix-ill-fitting-uniforms.html