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  • Women In Military Service For America Memorial
    women who served overseas during conflicts in direct support of the armed forces in organizations such as the Red Cross USO and Special Services and members of the US Public Health Service Cadet Nurse Corps The Foundation is seeking names addresses photos and memorable experiences of women who have served to be included in the Memorial s Register an interactive computer database available at the Memorial Deceased servicewomen from any era or those civilian women who served with other civilian organizations can be registered by family members friends and organizations HISTORY Congressional resolutions to honor military women were introduced by Senator Frank Murkowski R AK and Congresswoman Mary Rose Oakar D OH Signed into law by President Reagan in November 1986 DESIGN By Marion Gail Weiss and Michael Manfredi of Weiss Manfredi Architects New York City winners of a national competition The Memorial features an upper terrace with views of Arlington National Cemetery and the monuments of Washington DC On the terrace there is an arc of large glass panels on which quotations from and about servicewomen are etched This arc of glass introduces natural light into the Memorial s Education Center At the lower terrace in front of the Hemicycle wall are the reflecting pool and Court of Valor The Education Center located behind the Hemicycle houses a Hall of Honor exhibit gallery theater and the computer database of servicewomen called the Register Through the Register visitors may access photos military histories and the individual stories of registered women FUNDING The total cost of building the Memorial was 22 5 million In building the Memorial support came from federal grants proceeds from the sale of commemorative silver dollars and corporate organization and individual donations The Memorial Foundation maintains and operates the Memorial Education Center manages an archive and research

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  • Women In Military Service For America Memorial
    placing a two percent cap on the number of women serving and a ceiling on the highest grade a women can achieve are repealed 1968 The first Air Force woman is sworn into the Air National Guard ANG with the passage of Public Law 90 130 which allows the ANG to enlist women 1969 Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corps AFROTC opens to women 1970 The first women in the history of the armed forces the Chief of the Army Nurse Corps and the Women s Army Corps Director are promoted to brigadier general 1971 The first Air Force woman is promoted to brigadier general An Air Force woman completes Aircraft Maintenance Officer s School and becomes the first woman aircraft maintenance officer The first woman is assigned as a flight surgeon in the Air Force and the Air Force Reserve A staff sergeant becomes the first female technician in the Air Force Reserve return to top 1972 The Reserve Officer Training Corps ROTC is opened to Army and Navy women Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Elmo R Zumwalt publishes Z 116 declaring the Navy s commitment to equal rights and opportunities for women The Hospital Ship USS Sanctuary is the first Naval vessel to sail with a male female crew The Navy promotes the first woman to rear admiral Director of the Navy Nurse Corps 1973 The end of draft and the establishment of the All Volunteer Force opens the door for expanding servicewomen s roles and numbers The first Navy women earn military pilot wings The first woman in the history of the armed forces is promoted to major general The Navy accepts its first woman chaplain The Supreme Court rules unconstitutional inequities in benefits for the dependents of military women Until then military women with dependents were not authorized housing nor were their dependants eligible for the benefits and privileges afforded the dependents of male military members such as medical commissary and post exchange etc return to top 1974 An Army woman becomes the first woman military helicopter pilot 1975 DoD reverses policies and provides pregnant women with the option of electing discharge or remaining on active duty Previous policies required women be discharged upon pregnancy or the adoption of children The Air Force places the first woman on operational crew status 1976 Women are admitted to the service academies The Navy promotes the first woman line officer to rear admiral The Air Force selects the first woman reservist for the undergraduate pilot training program 1977 The first Coast Guard women are assigned to sea duty as crew members aboard the Morganthau and Gallatin Military veteran status is granted to the Women Airforce Service Pilots WASP who flew during WWII return to top 1978 The Coast Guard opens all assignments to women The Marine Corps promotes its first woman to brigadier general The first Army woman is promoted to two star general She is also the first woman officer to command a major military installation The Air Force Strategic Air Command SAC assigns the first woman aircrew member to alert duty Judge John Sirica rules the law banning Navy women from ships to be unconstitutional Congress amends the law by opening non combat ships to women The USS Vulcan a repair ship receives the first of many Navy women to be assigned shipboard under the amended law The Women s Army Corps WAC is disestablished and its members integrated into the Regular Army 1979 An Army Nurse Corps officer becomes the first African American woman brigadier general in the history of the armed forces The first woman to command a military vessel assumes command of the Coast Guard Cutter Cape Newagen The first woman Naval aviator obtains carrier qualification The Marine Corps assigns women as embassy guards 1980 The first women graduate from the service academies The first woman is assigned to command a Naval Training Command return to top 1982 The Air Force selects the first woman aviator for Test Pilot School The Marine Corps prohibits women from serving as embassy guards 1983 The first Navy woman completes Test Pilot School Approximately 200 Army and Air Force women are among the forces deployed to Grenada on Operation Urgent Fury Women serve on air crews as military police and as transportation specialists The first woman in any reserve component an Air Force Reserve officer is promoted to brigadier general 1984 For the first time in history the Naval Academy s top graduate is a woman A Coast Guard officer is the first woman to serve as a Presidential Military Aide 1985 For the first time in history the Coast Guard Academy s top graduate is a woman The first Air Force Reserve nurse is promoted to brigadier general 1986 Six Air Force women serve as pilots copilots and boom operators on the KC 135 and KC 10 tankers that refuel FB 111s during the raid on Libya For the first time in history the Air Force Academy s top graduate is a woman A Navy woman becomes the first female jet test pilot in any service The Coast Guard s rescue swimmer program graduates its first woman return to top 1987 The Navy assigns its first woman Force Master Chief and Independent Duty Corpsman to serve at sea The first enlisted woman is assigned as Officer In Charge aboard a Coast Guard vessel 1988 NASA selects its first Navy woman as an astronaut The Coast Guard s Chief Warrant Officer to Lieutenant program promotes its first woman Marine women are again assigned as embassy guards 1989 770 women deploy to Panama in Operation Just Cause Two women command Army companies in the operation and three women Army pilots are nominated for Air Medals Two receive the Air Medal with V device for participation in a combat mission For the first time in history the US Military Academy West Point names a woman as its Brigade Commander and First Captain NASA selects its first Army woman as an

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  • Women In Military Service For America Memorial
    held prisoners of war More than 543 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

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  • Women In Military Service For America Memorial
    Class Melissa J Hobart USA Sergeant First Class Linda Ann Tarango Griess USA Sergeant Tatjana Reed USA Sergeant Shawna M Morrison IL ARNG Sergeant Gina R Sparks USA Specialist Jessica L Cawvey IL ARNG Sergeant Pamela G Osbourne USA Sergeant Cari A Gasiewicz USA Sergeant Tina S Time USAR Sergeant Jessica M Housby IL ARNG Specialist Katrina L Bell Johnson USA Specialist Lizbeth Robles USA Specialist Adriana N Salem USA Specialist Aleina Ramirez Gonzalez USA Private First Class Sam W Huff USA Specialist Carrie L French ID ARNG Lance Corporal Holly A Charette USMC Corporal Ramona M Valdez USMC Petty Officer 1st Class Regina R Clark USN Sergeant First Class Tricia L Jameson NE ARNG Private First Class Lavena Lynn Johnson USA Specialist Toccara R Green USA Airman First Class Elizabeth N Jacobson USAF First Lieutenant Debra A Banaszak MO ARNG Sergeant Julia V Atkins USA Sergeant Regina C Reali USAR Sergeant Myla L Maravillosa USA First Lieutenant Jaime L Campbell AK ARNG Private First Class Tina M Priest USA Private First Class Amy A Duerksen USA Sergeant Amanda N Pinson USA Lance Corporal Juana NavarroArellano USMC Petty Officer 2nd Class Jaime S Jaenke USN Private First Class Hannah L McKinney USA Second Lieutenant Emily J T Perez USA Sergeant Jennifer M Hartman USA First Lieutenant Ashley L Henderson Huff USA Sergeant Denise A Lannaman NY ARNG Sergeant Jeannette T Dunn USA Major Megan M McClung USMC Major Gloria D Davis USA Seaman Sandra S Grant USN Senior Airman Elizabeth A Loncki USAF Petty Officer 1st Class Jennifer A Valdivia USN Command Sergeant Major Marilyn L Gabbard IA ARNG Specialist Carla J Stewart CA ARNG Corporal Jennifer M Parcell USMC Captain Jennifer J Harris USMC Sergeant Ashly L Moyer USA Private First Class Katie M Soenksen USA Specialist Karen N Clifton USA Sergeant Trista L Moretti USA Specialist Michelle R Ring USA Captain Maria I Ortiz USA Staff Sergeant Alicia A Birchett USA Sergeant Princess C Samuels USA Specialist Zandra T Walker USA Specialist Kamisha J Block USA Specialist Marisol Heredia USA Captain Dr Roselle M Hoffmaster USA Seaman Apprentice Shayna Ann Schnell USN Specialist Rachael L Hugo USAR Staff Sergeant Lillian Clamens USAR Seaman Anamarie Sannicolas Camacho USN Seaman Genesia Mattril Gresham USN Second Lieutenant Tracy Lynn Alger USA Staff Sergeant Carletta S Davis USA Specialist Christine M Ndururi USA Specialist Ashley Sietsema IL ARNG Sergeant Tracy R Birkman USA Specialist Keisha M Morgan USA Petty Officer 1st Class Cherie L Mortan USN Lance Corporal Casey L Casanova USMC Specialist Mary J Jaenichen USA Corporal Jessica A Ellis USA Technical Sergeant Jackie L Larsen USAF Private First Class Jennifer L Cole USA Private Janelle F King USA Staff Sergeant Renee Antoinette Deville USAR Lance Corporal Stacy A Dryden USMC Private First Class Cwislyn K Walter HI ARNG Private First Class Jessica Y Sarandrea USA Staff Sergeant Amy C Tirador USA Private First Class Adriana Alvarez USA Chief Warrant Officer Billie Jean Grinder TN ARNG Specialist Lakeshia M Bailey USA

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  • Women In Military Service For America Memorial
    Floor Plan of the Memorial To view or learn more about any specific part of the Women s Memorial select that area on our interactive floor plan Download A PDF

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  • Women In Military Service For America Memorial
    and access is granted for one time use based on the project specified Permission to use the image as a part of other items or events must be requested separately Required photo credits are provided with each image Table top posters and other handouts are also available to download Contact the Women s Memorial Public Relations Department by phone at 703 533 1155 toll free at 800 222 2294 or

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