Inaugural Warrior Awards

1 May 2015

2015 MWIN presented its inaugural Warrior Award for Excellence in Leadership to Lt. Commander Boyden Rohner (Head of Cyber Security for Homeland Security) and Warrior Award for Excellence in Media to Film Producer, Amy Ziering (Academy Award nominate producer of The Invisible War and two time Emmy Winner). The Pat De Mond Award went to LA County Commissioner Jaclyn Tilley Hill for her long time commitment to Military Women In Need.

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  • Meet Lt. Gen. Telita Crosland. She has served for Meet Lt. Gen. Telita Crosland. She has served for 30 years in the U.S. Army and most recently as the Army deputy surgeon general. On January 20th, 2023, Telita had her third star pinned on by her family to promote her to lieutenant general. 

Congratulations Lieutenant General Crosland! 

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    February 1st marks the beginning of Black History February 1st marks the beginning of Black History Month. In honor of Black History Month, take a moment to learn about the historic accomplishments of our black servicemembers, like the Six Triple Eight.

The Six Triple Eight was the only all-black female battalion to serve in Europe during World War II. They were given six months to complete their mission, they did it in three. Recently, they were awarded the Congressional Gold Medal.
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    Are you a woman veteran pursuing your career or ed Are you a woman veteran pursuing your career or education but struggling to afford childcare? 

Our Childcare Assistance program provides stipends for licensed daycare, after-school care, and camps. This program ensures women veterans don’t have to choose between paying for childcare and rent or end up missing work, medical appointments, or school to care for children. **Available to eligible women veterans in Southern California and Virginia 

For more information visit the link in our bio.
    Meet Brig. Gen. Rebecca B. McElwain. She is a 28-y Meet Brig. Gen. Rebecca B. McElwain. She is a 28-year veteran with experience ranging from Army tactical-level commander to national strategic-level work with Congress, Department of Defense and Department of State. She joined the small group of female general officers in the U.S. Army, when she was promoted to Brigadier General during a ceremony at Shaw Air Force Base in Sumter, South Carolina on Jan. 9. 

Congratulations Brig. Gen. Rebecca B. McElwain! 

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    Are you facing financial difficulty? We are here t Are you facing financial difficulty? We are here to help.

February 11, 2023 | 10:00 am | Vista, CA

Register by Feb. 6th to receive essential housing goods & baby items. 

A special Valentine’s Day gift will be given to attendees.

Register today by clicking the link in our bio.

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    Meet Stephanie Blazo. She is a soldier, mother, ve Meet Stephanie Blazo. She is a soldier, mother, veteran, and a pillar of leadership in the community. In 2002, she served on the front lines in Afghanistan, more than a decade before the U.S. Defense Department allowed women in combat. On December 31st, 2022, Stephanie retired from the Massachusetts National Guard. 

Congratulations on retirement and thank you for your service, Stephanie!

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    The cost of childcare nearly triples for veterans The cost of childcare nearly triples for veterans and becomes a financial barrier for veterans pursuing career and educational goals. For single parents, reliable childcare can truly make or break a family’s wellbeing. Here at FFWW, we have the only childcare assistance program available to women veterans and their children. 

Valerie, an Army veteran and single parent found herself struggling to afford childcare and reached out to us for help:

“Thank you, you have no idea what this means to us! I was so scared, for both of us, until finding your organization. I was for certain that I’d need to drop out of school. You are the reason we are going to get through this.” 

You can read Valerie’s story by visiting the link in our bio.

And to learn more about our childcare assistance program or apply, visit our website, link in bio.

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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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