Awards & Special Recognition

Our Awards & Recognition

We are honored by the recognition of our impact in the veteran community. Each award demonstrates the collective effort of every volunteer, ambassador, team member, donor, board member and supporter who provides time, talent, and treasure to honor and empower women veterans.

  • Presidential Leadership Scholar: Jodie M. Grenier
  • Great Nonprofits Top Rated Charity
  • SD Metro Women of Influence Award: Jodie M. Grenier
  • North County Philanthropy Council Volunteer of the Year Award: Keshia Javis-Jones
  • SD Transcript Top 40 Under 40 Award: Jodie M. Grenier
  • San Diego Business Journal’s 500 Most Influential People: Jodie M. Grenier
  • ABC 10’s Leadership Award: Jodie M. Grenier
  • FFWW CEO, Jodie M. Grenier delivers testimony on the economic wellbeing of women veterans to the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity, House Committee on Veteran Affairs in Washington, D.C.
  • Great Nonprofits Top Rated Charity
  • The Hollywood Business and Professional Women Black History Month Honoree: Lt. Col (ret.) Patricia Jackson-Kelley
  • North County Philanthropy Council Volunteer of the Year Award: Cynthia Trevino
  • CWI Catalyst for Change: Kevin Walton
  • CWI Veteran of Influence Award: Jane Killer
  • Los Angeles Business Journal Women of Influence Award: Jodie M. Grenier
  • GuideStar Platinum Seal of Transparency
  • SD Transcript 50 Most Influential Business Leaders in San Diego: Jodie M. Grenier
  • GuideStar Platinum Seal of Transparency
  • San Diego Business Journal Businesswomen of The Year Award: Jodie M. Grenier
  • The Crystal Eagle Award by Los Angeles County African American Employees Association: Lt. Col (ret.) Patricia Jackson-Kelley
  • The Holeman Community Development Corporation Quiet Champion Award: Lt. Col (ret.) Patricia Jackson-Kelley
  • City of Los Angeles Hall of Fame Award: Lt. Col (ret.) Patricia Jackson-Kelley
  • UCLA Veteran of the Year Award: Lt. Col (ret.) Patricia Jackson-Kelley
  • The Bush Institute Veteran Stand-To Leadership Program: Kevin Walton
  • Newman’s Own Awards: Foundation for Women Warriors Childcare Assistance Program
  • Connected Women of Influence Lifetime Legacy Award: Lt. Col (ret.) Patricia Jackson-Kelley
  • Impact Mania Women of Impact: Jodie M. Grenier
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  • Thank you to our partners, @laworksnow and Familie Thank you to our partners, @laworksnow and Families Active in Volunteer Enrichment, for all of your support! The volunteers at LA Works and FAVE provided 40 self-care kits and over 80 new parent kits including diapers, bottles, and baby blankets, for our new and expecting veteran moms. 

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    Mentorship increases the chances of success by pro Mentorship increases the chances of success by providing someone not only with knowledge and wisdom, but also the professional and emotional support to make difficult decisions. Last week, the Women's Professional Leadership Forum provided an opportunity for junior military leaders to hear from senior women mentors at the 305th Military Intelligence (MI) Battalion Headquarters.

“We hold these forums because women can sometimes make up only 10 to 20 percent -- sometimes less -- of a unit’s population, and it can be difficult when you face obstacles that are unique to you, and you don’t have someone to relate to or seek out as a mentor”

What have you learned from your mentors? Tag a mentor to show your appreciation for their support. 

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    Rising costs have hit families hard. To help cut d Rising costs have hit families hard. To help cut down monthly spending, #womenveterans can register today to pick up free critical items, such as diapers, wipes & household goods.

Register by February 6, 2023 to secure your spot. Link in bio.
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    The 80th Training Command, The Army School System The 80th Training Command, The Army School System (TASS), welcomed its first female commanding general Brig. Gen. Patricia Wallace, during an Assumption of Command ceremony here at the Frank B. Lotts Conference Center in Northern Chesterfield on January 21, 2023.

Brig. Gen. Wallace received the colors from presiding officer Maj. Gen. Eugene LeBouef, Deputy Command General, United States Army reserve Command, representing her accepting command. Upon acceptance of command Brig. Gen. Wallace became the first woman to lead the 80th in the command’s 105-year history.

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    The 130th Airlift Wing's first all-female aircrew The 130th Airlift Wing's first all-female aircrew took flight from Yeager Field. The aircrew, consisting of five aviators, was tasked with an aeromedical evacuation training mission aboard a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft.

Lt. Col. Kristen Hoeckel and Maj. Kelly Farris piloted a route while Chief Master Sgt. Debbie Turrill, Technical Sgt. Emily Knight and Technical Sgt. Autumn Davis served as loadmasters for the flight— the first all-female crew in the unit’s 63-year history.

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    Meet Chief Master Sgt. Ashley A. Pace. She recentl Meet Chief Master Sgt. Ashley A. Pace. She recently celebrated her retirement. She spent 13 years on active duty, deployed in support of operations Enduring Freedom, Joint Guardian, and Iraqi Freedom, and then moved onto the 174th Attack Wing in 2016.

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    Meet Retired Army Master Sgt. Wilma J. Ross. Wilma Meet Retired Army Master Sgt. Wilma J. Ross. Wilma served more than 24 years in the military and was the first female to be promoted to the rank of master sergeant in the Kentucky Army National Guard. She passed away last year at the age of 81 and was laid to rest with military honors at Grove Hill Cemetery.

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    Meet U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Samantha Kesecker. Meet U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Samantha Kesecker. She is a cyber surety craftsman who ensures communications security, specifically for aircrew equipment and provides information technology support to the 167th Operations Group. 

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