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U.S. Army Promotes First African-American Woman to Two-Star General

October 10, 2011 by  
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“The U.S. Army promoted Marcia Anderson to a major general at Fort Knox on Thursday. It makes Anderson the highest ranking African-American woman in the Army and also marks the first time the Army has promoted an African-American woman to the rank of two-star general. Anderson’s goal when she entered the service in 1979 was […]

Team AWV submitted over 1,000 photos that helped the artists create this collage for the Jubilee House in NC

October 10, 2011 by  
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Team AWV (American Women Veterans) and families submitted over 1,000 photos that helped the artists create this collage for the home made over by Extreme Makeover: Home Edition in Fayetteville, NC. A collage of 1,000 female veterans grace this piece of art hanging in the Jubilee House fro homeless women veterans in Fayetteville, NC as […]

AWV, DKNY, HSN and Fatigues to Fabulous for Women Veterans

September 9, 2011 by  
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More than 1.8 million veterans are women – the highest number ever in American history. Fatigues to Fabulous™ (F2F) is a national campaign established to honor and support women veterans dealing with the unique physical, emotional and psychological challenges faced by women transitioning home from war. HSN Cares is proud to partner with DKNYC and […]

Female Disabled Veteran Creates Product with Diabled Veterans in Mind

August 12, 2011 by  
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“Two years ago, Susan Schieren, now retired, began working on a product that would make using a hair dryer easier for women — and men — who suffer from upper-body injuries and even permanent disabilities, like amputated limbs. For her it hit close to home; while serving in the U.S. Air Force in the mid-1970s […]

SFC Leroy Petry’s Medal of Honor Reception

July 15, 2011 by  
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The American Legion and the United States Army held a reception in New York City celebrating Medal of Honor recipient SFC Leroy Petry. American Women veterans founder Genevieve Chase and volunteers Chris Page and Stella Serpa were on hand to personally congratulate him on this rare and distinguished honor.

Will Justin Timberlake Answer the Call from AWV?

July 13, 2011 by  
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Recently, Justin Timberlake told Mila Kunis that she needed to accompany Sgt. Scott Moore, of the 3rd Battalion 2nd Marines in Afghanistan, to the USMC Ball “for her country.” She accepted! (You can Sgt. Moore’s video here) Now, AWV founder Genevieve Chase is asking the same from Justin Timberlake: Will he join female veterans in […]

The AWV Team at Work on Capitol Hill

June 28, 2011 by  
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On Monday, June 27th the AWV team in Washington, D.C. met with Senators on the Hill to discuss the DoD’s Combat Exclusion Policy. There were five scheduled meetings including a face-to-face with the office of the Committee on Armed Services! Senator Cardin already signed our letter to Secretary Gates and his successor and Senator Blunt’s […]

Help on the way for female combat veterans

June 11, 2011 by  
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The FET team isn’t the only population that is seeking help. There are thousands of female veterans who have deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan who have been exposed to direct fire or experienced some type of combat while serving in support roles such as combat photographers, truck drivers, radio operators and military policemen.

First Woman Assumes Command of the Coast Guard Academy

June 3, 2011 by  
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Rear Adm. Sandra Stosz has become the first woman to lead the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and the first to head any of the military services’ academies. Stosz was installed today as 40th superintendent of the New London, Conn., campus, replacing Rear Adm. J. Scott Burhoe, who led the school since 2007. The native of […]

VA preparing itself for new services for women veterans

May 12, 2011 by  
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“The Department of Veterans Affairs is trying to break out of its old-boy club image by expanding services for women veterans, officials said today. The recent influx of women veterans – especially those of child-bearing age – has caused VA hospitals and clinics to reconsider the services offered to women, said Patricia Hayes, chief consultant […]

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