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  • Women In Military Service For America Memorial
    responsibility as commanders team leaders and decisonmakers valuable members of America s elite military team The kit also includes a Tribute to Our Fallen Sisters who died while serving their country in the Global War on Terror a special online exhibit The Baghdad Diaries featuring the personal e mail correspondence of a Marine Corps master gunnery sergeant and a feature article about the Global War on Terror exhibit on display

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  • Women In Military Service For America Memorial
    America s youth ordinary women who have stepped up to do extraordinary things To accompany this year s poster our kit contains a series of articles also available as downloadable PDFs that shares the stories of service sacrifice and valor of the servicewomen featured on the poster Each article is illustrated with candid photographs of these American heroes during their military service and links within each story give you the opportunity to view each woman s Memorial Registration as well as articles about the military decoration each was awarded for her service in Iraq The kit also includes a Tribute to Our Fallen Sisters who died while serving their country in the Global War on Terror a special online exhibit The Baghdad Diaries featuring the personal e mail correspondence of a Marine Corps master gunnery sergeant and a feature article about the Global War on Terror exhibit on display at the Women s Memorial As an added resource we have included an article about the origin of Women s History Month and an online resource guide to help make this year s journey through military women s history even more meaningful Read more about these American heroes by clicking on

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  • Women In Military Service For America Memorial
    in commemoration of this year s celebration Our newly released poster Patriotism Runs in the Family features images of women from each of the US armed services who are from a family with multi generations of servicewomen daughters mothers and grandmothers To accompany this year s poster our kit contains a series of articles that provide an intimate look at the lives legacy and selfless service of the 11 servicewomen

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  • Women In Military Service For America Memorial
    but they have also given of their time and talents to help those around them The Women s Memorial Foundation is proud to showcase America s servicewomen with the release of Military Women Building Nations Strengthening Communities Inspiring Dreams our 2006 Women s History Month poster Supporting the national Women s History Month theme Women Builders of Communities Dreams this display quality poster features a powerful central image framed on

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  • Women In Military Service For America Memorial
    of the US Coast Guard SPARs World War II Helen Graff Eilts Collection Women s Memorial Foundation Lieutenant Pinky US Army Nurse Corps World War II Army Nurse Corps Collection Office of Medical History Office of the Army Surgeon General Captain Dolly Delisa US Air Force Williams Air Force Base Arizona December 1986 US Air Force Photo Corporal Margarette Chavez US Marine Corps Washington DC 1970 US Marine Corps Photo Unidentified US Coast Guard coxswain February 1983 US Coast Guard Photo Private Margarette Bufe Liedberg Women s Army Corps World War II Margarette Bufe Liedberg Collection Gift of Gretchen A Fikes Women s Memorial Foundation Recruit Woman Recruit Training Command Parris Island South Carolina April 1984 US Marine Corps Photo Helen Gentry US Air Force 1952 Helen Gentry Collection Women s Memorial Foundation Darlene Tomel Grove US Coast Guard October 1976 Darlene Tomel Grove Collection Women s Memorial Foundation Olive Mae Bond Miller US Marine Corps Reserve World War I Olive Mae Bond Miller Collection Gift of Marion Polli Women s Memorial Foundation Corporal Vera Mae Cooper Sullivan US Marine Corps Women s Reserve World War II Vera Mae Cooper Sullivan Collection Women s Memorial Foundation Eileen Shelley Muleady US Public Health Service Cadet Nurse Corps World War II Eileen Shelley Muleady Collection Gift of Nancy Muleady Mecham Women s Memorial Foundation Lieutenant Commander Dr Lorraine Griffin US Navy Medical Corps Naval Hospital Newport Rhode Island August 1993 Photo by Ron Fontaine Courtesy Defense Visual Information Center Harriett English Higgins Army Nurse Corps World War I Harriett English Higgins Collection Gift of Nancy Owens Women s Memorial Foundation Seaman Katie E Palmer US Coast Guard onboard the US Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell Operation Iraqi Freedom March 2003 US Coast Guard Photo by PA1 Tom Sperduto Midshipman Sandra Irwin US Naval Academy Annapolis Maryland July 1976 US Navy Photo Captain Deirdre Cozzens Dixon US Army Saudi Arabia December 1990 Deirdre Cozzens Dixon Collection Women s Memorial Foundation Captain Joan C Bynum US Navy Nurse Corps November 1978 US Navy Photo First Lieutenant Louise Graul Eisenbrandt US Army Nurse Corps Vietnam 1970 Louise Graul Eisenbrandt Collection Women s Memorial Foundation Private Audrey Carlos Lorenzen Women s Army Corps 1955 Audrey Carlos Lorenzen Collection Women s Memorial Foundation Quartermaster First Class Desiree Uebele US Navy Naval Air Station Key West Florida December 2003 US Navy Photo by Journalist Second Class Rob Wesselman Chief Yeoman F Margaret Mary Fitzgerald King US Naval Reserve Force World War I US Naval Historical Center NH 92387 Ensign Marion Lint Sivadge US Navy Nurse Corps 1947 Marion Lint Sivadge Collection Women s Memorial Foundation Disabled American Veterans DAV www dav org AMVETS www amvets org amvets amvets org 1 877 7AMVETS Women In Military Service For America Memorial Foundation Inc Dept 560 Washington DC 20042 0560 703 533 1155 800 222 2294 hq womensmemorial org www womensmemorial org From saboteurs on Revolutionary War battlefields to Marines leading platoons in today s war in Iraq America s military women

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  • Women In Military Service For America Memorial
    women and the potential of all women Learn More About the Military Women Featured on our Poster By 13th PAD photo November 7 2003 Pfc Jessica Lynn Nicholson earned the Army Commendation Medal after subduing an Iraqi man who attempted to bring a grenade through her checkpoint MCRD ERR Parris Island S C September 10 2003 Recruit Laurel Johnson Plt 4029 November Co 4th RTBn negotiates her way over Gonzales Crossing during Event 4 of the Crucible Sept 10 Johnson has two brothers in the Marine Corps however today she was the first female in her family to become a Marine Photo by Lance Cpl Jennifer Brofer Arabian Gulf Apr 13 2003 Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Kelly Poelstra from Bellflower Calif prepares to load an AIM 20 AMRAAM air to air missile onto a skid in order to transport it to an aircraft aboard USS Nimitz CVN 68 Nimitz and her embarked Carrier Air Wing Eleven CVW 11 are conducting combat missions in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom Operation Iraqi Freedom is the multi national coalition effort to liberate the Iraqi people eliminate Iraq s weapons of mass destruction and end the regime of Saddam Hussein U S Navy photo by

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  • Women In Military Service For America Memorial
    460 women lost their lives during World War II return to top women did not receive permanent military status until the Women s Armed Services Integration Act of 1948 Public Law 625 80th Congress This bill signed into law by President Truman on June 12 1948 granted women permanent status in the Regular and Reserve forces of the Army Navy Marine Corps and newly created Air Force during the Korean era over 50 000 women served stateside and overseas In country Korea Army nurses served in Mobile Army Surgical Hospitals M A S H and general hospitals while Air Force nurses supported air evacuation missions and Navy nurses served on nearby hospital ships that 7 000 American military women served in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War The majority were military nurses assigned to military hospitals air evacuation hospital ships and field units Some were wounded and the eight women who died are memorialized on the wall at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial the first woman general was promoted in 1970 On November 8 1967 President Lyndon B Johnson signed Public Law 90 130 removing legal ceilings on women s promotions that had kept them out of the general and flag ranks This law also dropped the two percent ceiling on officer and enlisted strengths for women in the armed forces in the fall of 1976 women enrolled in the military service academies Only months after President Gerald Ford signed Public Law 94 106 establishing the admission of women into the academies 119 women entered West Point 81 entered the US Naval Academy and 157 enrolled at the US Air Force Academy Women also enrolled in the Coast Guard Academy and the Merchant Marine Academy approximately 41 000 American military women deployed for Operation Desert Shield Storm making it the largest single deployment of military women in US history Women served in all areas of the operation except direct combat Two women were prisoners of war and five women were killed in action women have participated in US military operations in Grenada Panama Honduras Bosnia Croatia Somalia Rwanda and Haiti They deployed in expanded roles and with new risks because the laws banning women flying in combat were repealed in 1991 and those banning women from duty on combat ships were revoked in 1993 return to top in March 1996 Sergeant Heather Lynn Johnsen became the first woman to earn the badge for guarding the Tomb of the Unknowns Later that same year Patricia Tracey USN and Carol Mutter USMC became the first women promoted to three star rank US military women are deployed throughout the world and have supported major missions including Operation Able Sentry on the Serbian Macedonian border Operations Joint Endeavor and Decisive Edge NATO missions in Bosnia and Operations Southern Watch Pacific Haven and Provide Comfort supporting the no fly zone established against Iraq and offering humanitarian relief to Kurdish evacuees in 1998 for the first time a woman fighter pilot delivers a payload of missiles and

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  • Women In Military Service For America Memorial
    Orleans and the Phyllis Wheatley Training School As many as 80 black women may have served World War I At the outset of World War I many trained black nurses enrolled in the American Red Cross hoping to gain entry into the Army or Navy Nurse Corps As the war escalated public pressure increased to enlist black women Finally shortly after the Armistice 18 black Red Cross nurses were offered Army Nurse Corps assignments Assigned to Camp Grant Illinois and Camp Sherman Ohio they lived in segregated quarters and cared for German prisoners of war and black soldiers Cessation of hostilities halted plans to assign black nurses to Camp Dodge Camp Meade Fort Riley and Camp Taylor By August 1919 all black nurses had been released from service as the nursing corps were reduced to their peacetime levels One of these pioneering women Aileen Cole Stewart later wrote The Story of the Negro nurse in World War I is not spectacular We arrived after the Armistice was signed which alone was anticlimactic So we had no opportunity for service above and beyond the call of duty But each one of us did contribute quietly and with dignity to the idea that justice demands professional equality for all qualified nurses 6 Following the war demand for a permanent place for black women nurses in the military nursing corps continued In replying to one such request from Congressman Somers Colonel C R Darnell Executive Officer Army Medical Corps wrote The question of opening the Nurse Corps to colored nurses has from time to time received the serious consideration of this office but because of the necessity of arranging their tours of duty in various regions of the United States as well as in our overseas dependencies and of the difficulty if not impossibility of arranging proper quarters and messing facilities for them their employment has been found impracticable in time of peace You may rest assured that when military conditions make it practicable to utilize colored nurses they will not be overlooked 7 Black women served their country in other capacities Four black women were among the 3 480 Y women volunteers who helped soldiers and sailors overseas At the request of the Army the YMCA provided recreation for the American Expeditionary Force by staffing canteens nursing sewing baking and providing amusement and educational activities for the soldiers Return to Articles Listing World War II In January 1941 the Army opened its nurse corps to blacks but established a ceiling of 56 On June 25 1941 President Roosevelt s Executive Order 8802 created the Fair Employment Practices Commission which led the way in eradicating racial discrimination in the defense program In June 1943 Frances Payne Bolton Congresswoman from Ohio introduced an amendment to the Nurse Training Bill to bar racial bias Soon 2 000 blacks were enrolled in the Cadet Nurse Corps The quota for black Army Nurses was eliminated in July 1944 More than 500 black Army nurses served stateside and

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