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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 […]

AWV Makes the Echoing Green Fellowship Semifinals

February 6, 2012 by  
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American Women Veterans is a 2012 Echoing Green Fellowship Semifinalist! What this means for American Women Veterans: The Echoing Green Fellowship Through our two-year Echoing Green Fellowship program, we provide start-up capital and technical assistance to help new leaders launch their organizations and build capacity of their social enterprise. We offer: • A stipend of […]

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 […]

“At the NYC Veterans Day Parade with American Women Veterans.”

November 11, 2011 by  
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In September of 2010, I was up late as usual and typed the following words into google: US + veterans + organizations + women. This was a search that I had done off and on over a period of six years. Previously, it had led me to fabulous groups such as the Army Women’s Foundation, […]

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 […]

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