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Rhonda Honegger

Rhonda Honegger, as a descendant of a long line of men in military service, became the first woman in her family, on both her mother and father’s side, to join the military. After growing up as a military brat, military service was a natural fit. She spent 10 years as a Navy Aerographer’s Mate (meteorology) and still contributes to data in the field with her own weather station in her backyard.

Post-Navy, Rhonda completed her bachelor’s degree in Restaurant and Food Service Management from Texas A&M – Kingsville, graduating number one in her class. She maintained her involvement with the Navy as an Ombudsman supporting military families across multiple spousal assignments. In 2006, she was selected as one of Hampton Roads Military Spouses of the Year for her work in response to Hurricane Katrina.

After a few years of managing restaurants, Rhonda resumed her dedication to public service as a federal leader within the grants management field at the Environmental Protection Agency, Federal Emergency Management Agency, and Corporation for National Service where she directed the Audit Resolution Department before retiring in 2018. While at FEMA, Rhonda deployed to dozens of disasters. She currently volunteers and supports multiple veteran organizations including Women Veterans Network (WoVen), Military Family Coalition, Service Women’s Action Network, Blue Star Families, and Women Veteran’s Alliance to name a few.

Rhonda is married to a retired Navy Chief and has two adult daughters. She enjoys photography, crafting, cooking, hosting art lessons in her home studio, and soaking in the rich history of Virginia and the Washington D.C. area.

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  • Earlier this month, the Women’s Health Clinic at Earlier this month, the Women’s Health Clinic at the Salem Veteran Affairs Medical Center was renamed after veteran Master Sgt. Silverine Vinyard James.

James retired from the U.S. Army after serving more than 22 years of active duty.

Learn more Silverine Vinyard James:
https://www.va.gov/salem-health-care/stories/womens-health-clinic-named-for-local-female-veteran/
    "Approximately 300 young women and men will arrive "Approximately 300 young women and men will arrive at the Coast Guard Academy Monday, June 27 to start Day One of their training as part of the incoming Class of 2026.

According to current estimates about 43 percent of the class are women, which will be the most in an incoming class ever"

Learn more:
https://www.hstoday.us/uscg/u-s-coast-guard-academy-planning-to-welcome-the-largest-number-of-women-in-an-incoming-class/
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    The Coast Guard Academy celebrated the 101st birth The Coast Guard Academy celebrated the 101st birthday celebration of Chief Petty Officer Mary Stewart, a veteran of the Coast Guard Semper Paratus Always Ready Women’s Reserves (SPARs), at the Cmdr. Merle J. Smith Consolidated Club, Friday, June 24.

Happy 101st Birthday Mary!

Learn more:
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    Sonar Technician (Surface) 1st Class Kate Haynes h Sonar Technician (Surface) 1st Class Kate Haynes has become the second woman in U.S. Navy history to qualify as an Acoustic Intelligence (ACINT) Specialist after recently completing the rigorous self-paced training program. In her new position, Haynes will not only contribute to the expertise essential to antisubmarine warfare (ASW) operations but will also serve as a mentor for women in a historically male dominated field.

Congratulations Kate Haynes!

Learn more:
https://www.navy.mil/Press-Office/News-Stories/Article/3070790/office-of-naval-intelligence-sailor-becomes-second-female-acoustic-intelligence/
Learn more:
https://www.navy.mil/Press-Office/News-Stories/Article/3070790/office-of-naval-intelligence-sailor-becomes-second-female-acoustic-intelligence/
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    "After taking in a break in 2021 while the Defense "After taking in a break in 2021 while the Defense Department did a review of dozens of advisory boards, the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services is getting up and running again.

Five chairs were sworn in on March 22, and Wednesday, DoD announced a list of 14 new members, including retired female flag/general officers from across the services.

The announcement comes the day before the reconstituted committee’s first scheduled meeting, where members are set to get briefings on DoD women’s health and the Air Force Women’s Initiatives Team."

https://www.militarytimes.com/news/pentagon-congress/2022/06/22/pentagon-committee-on-women-in-the-military-is-back-in-business/
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    For the first time, 2 of the 540 rooms in the U.S. For the first time, 2 of the 540 rooms in the U.S. Capitol have officially been named after women, Margaret Chase Smith, whose achievements include passing the Women’s Armed Forces Integration Act in 1948 and Barbara A. Mikulski the longest-serving woman in Congress.

Learn more:
https://newhampshirebulletin.com/briefs/in-a-first-2-rooms-in-u-s-capitol-named-for-women-who-served-in-the-senate/
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    On June 19th 1865, two years after the Emancipatio On June 19th 1865, two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was issued, enslaved African Americans were notified of their freedom by Union troops in Galveston Bay, TX.

Juneteenth marks the end of slavery and freedom for all in the United States.

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    It’s never too early to teach children about bas It’s never too early to teach children about basic money management.

Join us on July 13th at 5:30pm for Teaching Your Children Good Money Habits.

This seminar will look at some age-by-age questions and lessons to help you reinforce your family’s values about spending, giving, and saving.

The seminar will cover important topics like:
- Money management
- Saving for short- and long-term goals
- Investing
- And more

Learn more or register today by clicking the link in our bio or visiting:
https://foundationforwomenwarriors.org/event/teaching-your-children-good-money-habits/

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