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Esther McGowin Blake, U.S. Air Force


Esther McGowin Blake (1897–1979) was the first woman to serve in the US Air Force. Her motivation to join the military was deeply personal: in 1944, the B-17 her son was piloting was shot down […]

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Loretta Perfectus Walsh, U.S. Navy


Loretta Perfectus Walsh (1896 – 1925) was the first woman to enlist in the United States Naval Reserve in 1917. Although women had previously served in the navy as civilian nurses, they were excluded from […]

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Opha May Johnson, U.S. Marine


Opha May Johnson (1879-1955) was the first woman to serve in the United States Marine Corps Reserve. In 1895, she graduated salutatorian from Woods Commercial College with secretarial skills. Neither her marriage, age, nor the […]

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This March


This March, check out one of these great events and opportunities. Don’t forget to click the logos or RSVP! Upcoming Events Newsletter #3

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Deborah Sampson, U.S. Army


Deborah Sampson (1760-1827) was the first woman to serve in the US Army. At a young age, she lived in several homes as an indentured servant. At 18, she disguised herself as a man, and […]

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Camaraderie Offsets Trauma for Women Veterans


Camaraderie Offsets Trauma for Women Veterans By: Lily Casura (Journalist, grad student, IWMF grantee, NASW award winner) Read about issues that affect women veterans, including an interview with our former board member Kristine Stanley, as […]

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