Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Letter to a Friend Whose Husband Is Deployed

April 4, 2012 by  
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Dear Oldest Friend, It’s been a few months since your husband left again for Afghanistan. The last time he was gone, something bad happened, but it was the kind of bad that could have been worse. He was lucky to have escaped with minor injuries, and you were fortunate to not receive that visit. In […]

Air Force Appoints First Female Four-Star General

March 28, 2012 by  
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The Senate confirmed March 26, 2012, the nominations of two Air Force Materiel Command senior leaders. Air Force officials announced the confirmation of Lt. Gen. Janet C. Wolfenbarger to the rank of general with assignment to the position of AFMC commander, making her the Air Force’s first female four-star general. Officials also announced the Senate […]

DOD Opens More Jobs & Assignments to Military Women

February 10, 2012 by  
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“Military women, particularly soldiers, will see more than 14,000 new job or assignment opportunities because of policy changes the Defense Department announced today. The changes are included in a report the department submitted to Congress today, based in part on findings the Military Leadership Diversity Commission reported in March. Today’s report includes a “vision statement”: […]

Just Listen

February 10, 2012 by  
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Saturday, January 16th, I attended a memorial service for my friend, Captain Mariah Kochavi. I hesitate to use the term “friend”, because I am not sure I knew her well enough to claim that title. However, I think Mariah is probably comfortable with it, and considering that she gave me something of considerable value, no […]

Female Seabees Team Makes History in Afghanistan

January 25, 2012 by  
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In the rocky mountains of Helmand province the group from Port Hueneme becomes the first all-female team in Seabees history to take on and complete a construction project. “It was an unusual job even for the Seabees, the U.S. Navy’s construction forces trained to hold a hammer in one hand and a Beretta M9 in […]

Army Swears in its First Female Surgeon General

December 18, 2011 by  
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“The Army medical community is taking the many lessons learned from 10 years of war to sharpen its focus on prevention, wellness and healing troops’ physical and psychological scars, the service’s new surgeon general said. Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho, first woman and first nonphysician to become the Army’s surgeon general, was promoted and assumed her […]

White House Details Employment Resources for Veterans

November 22, 2011 by  
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“The Obama Administration has released a list of resources to help veterans translate their military skills for the civilian workforce, built new online tools to aid their search for jobs,and partnered with the Chamber of Commerce and the private sector to make it easier to connect our veterans with companies that want to hire them:”

Combat Exclusion Policy Update: United States Senator Robert Menendez & American Women Veterans

November 11, 2011 by  
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American Women Veterans has been working non-stop, behind the scenes on the re-evaluation of the “Combat Exclusion Policy” in countless meetings on Capitol Hill. This Veterans Day, we, along with several Senators, are waiting patiently for the DoD Report on Women in the Armed Forces which was due out at the end of October. In […]

AWV: Third Year Marching in the NYC Veterans’ Day Parade 11.11.11

November 8, 2011 by  
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American Women Veterans cordially invites women veterans from all eras and branches of service, as well as our brothers in service, to join us for the 3rd Anniversary of our inaugural march in New York City’s time honored Veterans Day Parade on November 11, 2011. In 2009, American Women Veterans was proud to have set […]

Pfc. Sarina N. Butcher

November 8, 2011 by  
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Pfc. Sarina N. Butcher KIA: November 1, 2011 Operation Enduring Freedom Assigned to 700th Brigade Support Battalion, 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Oklahoma National Guard, Tulsa, Oklahoma (Butcher was posthumously promoted to the rank of Specialist E-4) AWV Facebook memorial page

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