07 Feb
  • By Diana
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Car Giveaway

A generous donor is giving away a car to a military or veteran family who lives in or works in San Diego County. If you know of a veteran or military family in San Diego County that meets the criteria and will benefit significantly from receiving a free, completely restored, late model car, then please […]

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14 Jan
  • By Diana
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A Woman Warrior’s Story: Kelly, USMC Veteran

When I turned to Foundation for Women Warriors, I received an outpouring of support. FFWW was able to help cover the costs of my added childcare expenses. Eliminating that added stress of wondering how I was going to afford my daughter’s care was more than a blessing. I am happy to announce that I just […]

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09 Oct
  • By Diana
  • Filed under Articles & News

100 Years Later

We participated in the long overdue memorial unveiling honoring the Marine Corps first woman Marine, Opha May Johnson. Before women were even allowed to vote, they were allowed to serve, and Johnson was the first in line, leading other women to do the same. Opha May Johnson was the first woman to enlist in the […]

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17 Nov
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“I Graduated” – Rebecca O., Marine Corps veteran

Foundation for Women Warriors has been there for me when I needed it most. This last Spring I was in my final semester of my Bachelors degree at Cal State. I was working and taking a full load of classes while raising my son by myself. I knew that I could not quit school in […]

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23 Jun
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Holly A. Charette, Lance Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps

A Rhode Island native Lance Corporal Holly A. Charette enlisted in the United States Marine Corps where she delivered mail to her fellow troops and served during Operation Iraqi Freedom. She was well known for her positive attitude toward her duties and served with honor. Charette was assigned to work in the field at an […]

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23 Jun
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Regina R. Clark, Petty Officer 1st Class, U.S. Navy

Coming from a Navy family, Petty Officer Regina R. Clark served in the United States Navy just like her father and brother. Clark was a veteran of Desert Storm and was called upon to serve a week after 9/11. Clark served as a Navy reserve mess cook and was temporarily assigned to the II Marine […]

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23 Jun
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Ramona M. Valdez, Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps

A young woman inspired by duty to her family and country, Corporal Ramona M. Valdez served during Operation Iraqi Freedom in the United States Marine Corps. Valdez was born in the Dominican Republic and grew up in New York. During her teens she got her first job working at the Statue of Liberty and when […]

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29 May
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Megan McClung, Major, U.S. Marine Corps

Megan McClung (April 14, 1972–December 6, 2006) was the first female Marine Officer killed in combat during the war in Iraq. At the time, Major McClung was serving as a public affairs officer for 1st Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters. McClung’s work with military operational transparency impassioned her, and she was a firm advocate for media […]

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22 May
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Jennifer Moreno, Captain, U.S. Army

1st Lt. Jennifer Moreno chose to serve as a nurse in the Army after graduating from the University of San Francisco with a nursing degree. In 2009 she completed Army Airborne training and volunteered to serve with the Special Operation Command. As a Cultural Support Team member attached to a Ranger Unit, her additional duties […]

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12 May
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Ellen May Tower, U.S. Army

Ellen May Tower (1868-1899) was heavily influenced by her father’s patriotism and service to the United States, first in the Civil War and later as a judge in Michigan. After graduating from nursing school in 1894, she spent several years working at Michigan School for the Blind before seeking out additional training as a war […]

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