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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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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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  • Women are integral to the U.S. military and now th Women are integral to the U.S. military and now these groups are working to make the military better for women.

"the Air Mobility Command's Reach Athena and the Department of the Air Force Women's Initiative Team...look at the totality of women's service to find and eliminate barriers to ensure all can serve to their full potential"

Learn more about how these barrier analysis groups work to decrease or remove barriers impacting women's service.
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    Elizabeth "Gena" Fischle served as a U.S. Coast Gu Elizabeth "Gena" Fischle served as a U.S. Coast Guard SPARS (Semper Paratus Always Ready) during World War II. She was released from active duty after the war in 1946, but would have stayed if they let her. Now she is celebrating her 98th birthday.

Happy Birthday Elizabeth "Gena" Fischle!

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    U.S. Air Force Col. Rebecca Elliot, U.S. Navy Chie U.S. Air Force Col. Rebecca Elliot, U.S. Navy Chief Warrant Officer Summer Levert, U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Commander Cara Lowry, and Lisa Metheney (federal civilian for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers) were honored because they all have something in common: female leaders representing four of the five military services.

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    It's official! Cmdr. Billie J. Farrell became the It's official! Cmdr. Billie J. Farrell became the USS Constitution’s first female commanding officer during a ceremony that started on land and ended on board the 224-year-old warship nicknamed Old Ironsides.

Congratulations Cmdr. Billie J. Farrell!

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    "More uniform options are on the way for moms-to-b "More uniform options are on the way for moms-to-be in the Air Force, from two-piece maternity flight suits to wrap dresses.

Though women were integrated into the armed forces in 1948, it took 30 years before the military began to widely acknowledge the resources and policies they needed to succeed — particularly while pregnant. Women were automatically kicked out of the military when they became pregnant until the late 1970s.

Now, the Air Force is trying to boost the number of women it recruits and retains by doing more to meet their unique needs."

Learn more:
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    Join Foundation for Women Warriors on Wednesday, F Join Foundation for Women Warriors on Wednesday, February 2nd, 2022 at 6:30pm PT for a special online screening of the Six Triple Eight documentary.

In February 1945, the U.S. Army sent 855 black women from the Women’s Army Corps (WACs) to England and France to clear the backlog of mail in the European Theater of Operations. The 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion, known as the Six Triple Eight, was the only all-black female battalion to serve in Europe during WWII. Confronted with racism and sexism from their own leadership and troops, they served with honor and distinction completing their mission in six months. By war’s end, the Six Triple Eight had cleared over 17 million pieces of backlogged mail ensuring the troops stayed in touch with their loved ones back home. The last of the women returned home in March 1946.

They were never fully recognized…until now.

Register today: https://foundationforwomenwarriors.org/event/the-six-triple-eight-special-screening-3/
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    Today on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, take a moment Today on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, take a moment to reflect on his words and teachings. 

"Even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream."

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    "The all-female American Legion Post 539 is celebr "The all-female American Legion Post 539 is celebrating a big milestone today, Saturday January 15, at the Swan Club in De Pere. It’s 75th anniversary. American Legion Post 539 is one of only two all-female posts in Wisconsin and the only one north of Milwaukee.

Members celebrated their January 14, 1947 founding, 75 years and a day later, at a luncheon where war stories were exchanged from World War II, Korea, Vietnam and the Desert conflicts."

Happy 75th Anniversary!

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