News

2017

June 11, 2017

Gender integration continues to move forward as Lt. Col. Megan A. Brogden becomes the first woman to command an Army Special Forces battalion.


June 9, 2017

Congratulations to Maj. Gen. Laura J. Richardson, the next deputy commanding general of U.S. Army Forces Command, and the first woman soldier to hold that position.


June 8, 2017

Pamela D. Toler’s book, Heroines of Mercy Street: The Real Nurses in the Civil War, provides a history lesson.


June 8, 2017

We salute Lieutenant Colonel Alicia Masson! Hooah!


June 8, 2017

Female veteran uses her military skills to fight a new battle.


June 4, 2017

Here’s some great advice from veteran women on using your military career as an asset when transitioning into a civilian career.


May 23, 2017

Michigan’s oldest, continuous Memorial Day Parade will salute women.


May 21, 2017

This group that was founded to educate women veterans on VA benefits also offers the opportunity to build camaraderie and network.


May 21, 2017

Gender Integration is new to the Infantry, but not the U.S. Army.


May 19, 2017

Hooah! Eighteen women like this trailblazer completed infantry basic training and are headed to Fort Bragg or Fort Hood.


May 16, 2017

A monument to women military veterans in Peabody, Mass. has a new prominent location.


May, 2017

West Point Women’s Tennis players capture Patriot League Doubles Team and other awards. Go Army!


May 16, 2017

Did you know that postpartum depression is the most common complication of giving birth and that veterans are at higher risk of experiencing it? Learn more about postpartum depression and where to get help through the VA.


May 9, 2017

Congratulations to CW2 Allison Moser, an Apache helicopter pilot with the Pennsylvania Army National Guard, and her fellow YWCA honorees for making a positive difference in their community.


May 7, 2017

“Saluting our Grandmas” is a new book that tells the stories of women who served in the U.S. military in World War II. It includes WASPs, WAVES, WACs and Army nurses, and is meant to inspire young women to reach for the stars, like the women before them did.


May 5, 2017

Nothing stops this World War II Army nurse. At 93, she teaches yoga and cracks jokes. “I served in the Army, but we won the war anyway,” says Ronnie Arond.


May, 2017

Project New Hope of Massachusetts is hosting a Women Veterans Retreat May 19-21 in Mystic Connecticut.


May 3, 2017

Check out these amazing veterans! Oregon VA hosts "I Am Not Invisible" campaign to draw attention to women veterans' contributions.


May 3, 2017

If you live in or near Olmsted County, MN, you'll have a chance to meet your fellow veterans! The Inaugural Women Veterans Gala in southeast Minnesota is scheduled for May 18.


May 1, 2017

U.S. Army Spc. Hilda I. Clayton was a Combat Camera Soldier who was documenting a live fire exercise in Afghanistan when a mortar tube accidentally exploded on July 2, 2013, killing her and four Afghan soldiers.


April, 2017

If you will be in DC at 11:30 am on May 4, please join the Friends of the World War II Memorial commemoration of the Battle of the Coral Sea. WWII veterans will present wreaths at the World War II Memorial’s Pacific Arch in recognition of all those who took part in the battle 75 years ago and in remembrance of the more than 600 Allies killed.


April 23, 2017

Army West Point softball team takes home sweet victory on Senior Day. Go Army!


April 21, 2017

At Vermont VA, women veterans collaborate with a cartoonist to tell their stories.


April 20, 2017

Army Women’s Tennis wins Patriot League championship! Hooah!


April 20, 2017

Kudos to West Point’s Women Boxers for winning the national championship!


April 5, 2017

AWF is a proud supporter of the National Museum of the US Army that will honor all soldiers. Construction is underway.


February 11, 2017

Tis the season…for filing taxes. Check out free and discounted tax help available to military members and their families.


February 11, 2017

Are you looking for financial help to continue your education? The costs of national admittance tests, such as SAT, LSAT, AP & MCAT can be reimbursed through your GI Bill.


February 8, 2017

Press Release — The Army Women’s Foundation Presents Free Summit to Equip, Empower & Engage Army Women


February 2, 2017

Great job SFC Typre Beasley! Best of luck at the Department of Army competition later this month.


January 28, 2017

Veterans group, charity and business joined forces to keep military members and veterans looking sharp in civilian dress. Thank you!


January 27, 2017

The VA has made great efforts to improve its health care services for women. But women veterans in Oregon say obstacles still exist.


January 25, 2017

H/t CSM Jill L. Crosby for hosting a Sisters in Arms forum on Bagram Airfield to promote mentoring.


January 20, 2017

So grateful for the burn care offered to this Army nurse and other burn patients in San Antonio. Prayers that 1LT Katie Ann Blanchard and all of the patients continue to recover.


January 18, 2017

Unidentified woman soldier is first female to join 75th Ranger Regiment.


January 16, 2017

The Army offers women “great opportunities.”


January 13, 2017

VA selects 10 sites to exhibit art by women military veterans in March. Is your VA medical center one of them?


January 12, 2017

3rd BCT, 101st Airborne Division nurse serving as a medical advisor in Afghanistan saves Afghan soldier’s life.


January 9, 2017

Female combat engineer who completed a ground-breaking deployment prefers simply to focus on her job


January 8, 2017

Trailblazer CW5 Mary A. Hostetler retires after a 40-year Army career. Thank you for your service!


January 4, 2017

Solid advice to women joining Combat Arms.


January 4, 2017

A new Army regulation allows women to wear their hair in dreadlocks provided the hairstyle is tidy, uniform and tied off inconspicuously. Under the same regulation, brigade level commanders can grant dress code waivers for religious observations. Wearing dreadlocks do not require requests for religious accommodation.


January 3, 2017

Two retired Army women are among the newest appointees to the committee that recommends changes to VA law and policy on matters related to women veterans.


2016

December 26, 2016

Two Army women who first went to Afghanistan as soldiers have returned as entrepreneurs to launch a spice company using Afghan products and labor.


December 20, 2016

Holidays, particularly New Year celebrations, often involve parties where alcohol is served. To celebrate safely, know your limits and plan accordingly.


December 19, 2016

The 2017 year ushers in new Army occupational fitness standards for jobs requiring more physical strength.


December 19, 2016

Radio program discusses women in the military


December 12, 2016

West Point’s Madison Hovren named Patriot League Player of the Week — Again!


December 11, 2016

Army Women shine at first-ever basketball meeting with Delaware.


December 10, 2016

Congratulations on Saturday’s VICTORY! Hooah!


December 6-7, 2016

Join the Friends of the National World War II Memorial as they commemorate the 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor.


December 1, 2016

Army women continue to make history and prove they are up to the task!


November 29, 2016

Some highlights of the final version of the proposed defense bill: Military members would get higher pay raises; no draft registration for women, but the subject would be studied.


November 18, 2016

Another female first! Army Sgt. Kayci Landes fulfills lifelong dream of becoming U.S. Army Cavalry Scout at Fort Hood. She is the first woman to graduate as a 19D Cavalry Scout.


November 18, 2016

Flying Apache helicopter “is the greatest feeling,” says Mississippi National Guard’s first female Apache pilot.


November 2016

If you are currently serving in the U.S. military, you can get a free annual pass for admission to the National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands. That’s an $80 value, friends.


November 11, 2016

If you are in the DC area for Veterans Day, mark your calendar for this event at the WWII Memorial.


November 8, 2016

We salute and congratulate The Honorable Tammy Duckworth!


November 8, 2016

A look back at women’s service throughout our nation’s history.


October 31, 2016

The House will see a decline in veteran representatives this election year.


October 29, 2016

Congrats to 2LT Katrina Simpson, the first ANG female officer to graduate the Army's infantry officer basic course.


October 26, 2016

Congrats to these #ArmyStrong women! Don't miss the video at the end of the article. #womensoldiers


October 19, 2016

Check out AcademyWomen’s eMentoring program!


October 17, 2016

One veteran’s story of serving and then becoming homeless and how one community is working to end homelessness.


October 16, 2016

Mississippi ARNG has their first female Apache pilot. Congratulations to Warrant Officer Jessica McCormick!


October 14, 2016

Even in retirement, MG Marcia Anderson continues to lead!


October 13, 2016

We salute Staff Sgt. Crystal Baetz! Hooah!


October 13, 2016

We’re participating in the I Serve/I Served campaign to promote diversity and celebrate the accomplishments of women. Are you?


October 3, 2016

Have you scheduled your annual Well Woman visit?


September 15, 2016

Golden Knights’ 8-way formation team and women’s 4-way team take gold medals in World Parachuting Championship competition.


September 14, 2016

Yes! In three years, the doors will open to the first national museum dedicated to sharing and preserving the rich history of the U.S. Army. Officials broke ground at the site of the museum at Fort Belvoir on Sept. 14. The Army Women’s Foundation proudly supports the National Museum of the United States Army through a contribution to the Army Historical Foundation.


September 12, 2016

Women are among the groups of military members identified as having higher rates of being clinically overweight as measured by BMI.


September 11, 2016

Congratulations to Melissa Stockwell and these amazing Paralympic women!


September 9, 2016

An insightful look at the future of women in combat leadership roles.


September 7, 2016

WASP Elaine Harmon was finally given her proper service with military honors at ANC. May she rest in peace.


August 29, 2016

The deputy commander of Army recruiting is pitching combat jobs to women.


August 28, 2016

U.S. Senator from Idaho recognizes groundbreaking female soldier.


August 27, 2016

Female captain takes command of Charlotte Recruiting Company.


August 23, 2016

Women veterans to be honored with monument in New Mexico.


August 23, 2016

Program brings together women veterans in Florida to help them heal.


August 22, 2016

The Army wants to help you exercise your right to vote!


August 21, 2016

If you live in Maine and are a woman Veteran, check out the networking event planned for September 24 in Belfast.


August 21, 2016

WAC World War II Veteran fondly recalls her service as a “huge privilege.”


August 15, 2016

Help promote the pride and story of the US infantry soldier! The National Infantry Museum & Soldier Center made USA Today’s Readers’ Choice list of Best Free Museums. Let’s make it the number one choice. Vote!


August 13, 2016

A message to military women from the first female combat veteran to serve in the U.S. Senate.


August 11, 2016

Army gives opportunity and evaluation based on performance, not gender.


August 11, 2016

AWF President, BG Anne Macdonald, USA (Ret) attended the change of command at Fort Belvoir that occurred this week. Congrats to COL Holbrook!


August 8, 2016

Miss USA is back in uniform.


August 4, 2016

Longtime fitness training and understanding your tactics and yourself help you succeed at Ranger School.


August 4, 2016

LTG Nadja West pays homage to women who broke barriers and the men who supported them.


August 2, 2016

Female military veterans in Congress are making their voices heard.


August 1, 2016

More women needed in mentorship and leadership roles in combat arms jobs.


July 28, 2016

Mental health is a priority for Army Secretary Eric Fanning.


July 26, 2016

Strategic Outpost launched a reading list to help its fellow ”defense nerds“ think more creatively and sharply. Have you seen it?


July 23, 2016

Honor Flight for Women Only Scheduled for September.


July 22, 2016

First two women to enter Special Forces Assessment and Selection class


July 22, 2016

The nation’s only female Buffalo Soldier is honored with a monument


July, 2016

VA’s Center for Women Veterans is encouraging women to volunteer to participate in research studies to help fill gaps in medical knowledge due to an underrepresentation of women in medical research. Here is one of the studies where they encourage more women participants.


July 14, 2016

Veterans get more access to care through the Veterans Choice Program.


July 12, 2016

Army women continue to break new ground. Congratulations BG Tammy Smith.


July 10, 2016

First woman graduates Army’s Master Gunner Common Core Course.


July 8, 2016

Britain to allow women in close combat jobs.


July 7, 2016

Student and business owner is in the running for Ms. Veteran America.


June 30, 2016

Retired Gen. Gordon Sullivan shares his thoughts on Army end-strength and pay and benefits as he leaves AUSA. He regrets not being able to help keep the size of the Army over 1 million soldiers, he tells Army Times.


June 22, 2016

Army Veteran Kelisa Wing is DoD's Teacher of the Year. Hooah!


June 22, 2016

We are sharing this for our friends at Veterans Campaign.

Veterans and transitioning service members who are interested in a “second service” through elected office or political campaigns can learn more at an upcoming Veterans Campaign workshop on July 9 & 10.


June 21, 2016

Celebrate Team Army and all the athletes!


June 21, 2016

Decorated female WW II veteran dies.


June 20, 2016

“Women … have a unique ability to connect with local populations in areas of instability.”


June 16, 2016

“Honor knows no gender.”


June 15, 2016

The Air Force’s first woman four-star general is new chair of DACOWITS. Congratulations Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger, USAF, (Ret.)!


June 10, 2016

Selective service for women still a debate in Congress.


June 9, 2016

Miss USA will continue her Army Reserve career while wearing the crown.


June 7, 2016

Congratulations to Lt. Deshauna Barber, USAR!


June 2, 2016

Army aviators CPT Lindsay Gordon and CW2 David Woodward have been awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for “exceptionally valorous achievement” performed during an extraction of Rangers in Afghanistan in December.


June 2, 2016

Prayers for the Soldiers and their families.


June 1, 2016

The deadline to nominate someone for the 2017 Hall of Fame Awards is quickly approaching, and we want to hear from you! Know someone who has contributed significantly to the advancement of our Army women or has been a role model and trailblazer for Army women? Nominate them for the AWF Hall of Fame award. Deadline for submissions is August 15, 2016.


June 1, 2016

We are already looking forward to the 2017 Hall of Fame Awards and we want to hear from you! Know someone who has contributed significantly to the advancement of our Army women or has been a role model and trailblazer for Army women? Nominate them for the AWF Hall of Fame award. Deadline for submissions are August 15, 2016.


May 31, 2016

Reno VA director says there are thousands of women veterans who have earned benefits but never used them.


May 31, 2016

A WWII WAC is remembered.


May 31, 2016

Here is the latest development in Congress on the debate over whether women should register with Selective Service.


May 26, 2016

Army women don’t give up!


May 21, 2016

President signed bill ensuring WASPs can be buried in Arlington.


May 19, 2016

We are grateful for the trailblazers like Bernice Ethier for their service and sacrifice.


May 18, 2016

Ranger School graduate Capt. Kristen Griest is heading to Fort Benning.


May 18, 2016

Female Marine Veteran says requiring women to register for the draft would send message that women are just as capable as men.


May 15, 2016

99-year-old WASP dies. RIP, Sister.


May 13, 2016

Female First: Wisconsin National Guard’s first female General. Hooah!


May 13, 2016

Air Force General Lori Robinson assumes command of NORAD. She is the first woman to lead a combatant command. We salute you!


May 11, 2016

Senate and House have approved WASPs to be admitted into Arlington.


May 5, 2016

Sgt. Kayci Landes is the first female to re-enlist as a 19d! Hooah!


May 3, 2016

VA’s Center for Women Veterans names Iraq war vet as new director.


April 29, 2016

Women of West Point celebrated. Hooah!


April 29, 2016

Col. Cindy Jebb has been tapped to be West Point’s next dean, making her the first female dean.


April 28, 2016

Women may soon be required to register for selective service.


April 27, 2016

BREAKING: Army now has its first female infantry officer.


April 26, 2016

Senate still to approve First Female Combatant Commander.


April 18, 2016

Ever felt overwhelmed about going to a job fair? Here is some worthy advice focused specifically on veteran-friendly job fairs!


April 18, 2016

BG Joane Mathews talks about her 30 year ARNG career and perseverance.


April 15, 2016

22 women have been approved by the Army as the first female infantry officers.


April 13, 2016

Louisiana police officer is first woman to enlist in infantry.


April 13, 2016

If you are traveling near Richmond, Va., plan a visit to the U.S. Army Women’s Museum.


April 12, 2016

Women lieutenants in the Army Competitive Category have until May 31 to apply for transfer to Infantry or Armor.


April 11, 2016

Another female first! Hooah!


April 1, 2016

Opening combat jobs to women will strengthen the Army.


March 31, 2016

Beginning this month, all traditional combat arms branches are open to women.


March 27, 2016

Vietnam women veterans recognized in Arizona.


March 25, 2016

First two women Rangers make Fortune’s list of World’s Greatest Leaders. Hooah!


March 24, 2016

Another female first! Kudos to SSG Smith for becoming the first female in the Old Guard!


March 24, 2016

Three women soldiers who gave their lives for the country will be among the first soldiers honored in the Soldiers’ Stories Gallery of the National Museum of the United States Army.


March 22, 2016

House has passed the bill to allow WASPs to be interred into Arlington cemetery.


March 21, 2016

Women veterans can get civilian career guidance for one year under a new mentoring initiative from American Corporate Partners.


March 18, 2016

Army has released the new gender neutral rules for Special Forces.


March 18, 2016

New President of Army Women’s Foundation is West Point Graduate and Senior Army Aviator.


March 16, 2016

Maj. Anne McClain named 2015 Fort Rucker's Women of the Year.


March 15, 2016

2016 Special Recognition of Champions VA Center for Women Veterans.


March 11, 2016

Another female first! Hooah!


March 4, 2016

Army woman first for Central NJ! Hooah!


March 3, 2016

General Vaught is honoree at the Women's History Month Reception.

Recruitment for women for combat positions has begun!


March 1, 2016

Army doubles maternity leave time for women.


February 28, 2016

Washington National Guard Captain works to help homeless women veterans.


February 27, 2016

The Army Women’s Foundation salutes the Women’s Army Corps (WAC) 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion by inducting them into the foundation’s Hall of Fame this year. The 6-triple 8 was the only African American WAC unit to serve overseas during World War II, bringing much-appreciated news to and from the home front so that troops could stay connected with their loved ones. Thank you for your service! The 6888th was tasked with eliminating floor-to-ceiling stacks of undelivered mail and packages addressed to U.S. service members, but stored in British warehouses. This backlog dampened the morale of soldiers serving on the frontline. The 6888th, under extraordinarily difficult working conditions, eliminated the backlog of mail.

The Army Women’s Museum at Fort Lee, Va., houses an exhibit on this ground-breaking battalion. An oral history can be found in the book, To Serve My Country, to Serve My Race: the story of the only African-America WACS stationed overseas during World War II, by Brenda L. Moore.

Watch for more information in the coming weeks on this website.

Women military veterans look back on their service and the changes they have witnessed.


February 20, 2016

U.S. Senator’s plan would give WASPs burial rights at Arlington National Cemetery.


February 19, 2016

Army to soon roll out new fitness tests that are occupation specific and gender neutral.


February 17, 2016

LTG Nadja West takes on two Army women firsts for African American women.


February 13, 2016

Support is growing for requiring women to register for the draft.


February 12, 2016

VA would take a closer look at its mental health services for female veterans under a plan making its way through Congress.


February 12, 2016

New military opportunities for women sparks debate on draft.


February 10, 2016

Army directive allows more opportunities based on ability, not gender.


February 3, 2016

What do you think about women on the frontline?


February 3, 2016

Another first for ANG women!


January 31, 2016

Great read from a female Navy officer on women rising in ranks and the changing norms of relationships at home.


January 29, 2016

Only women in the U.S. Senate show up after the blizzard.


January 28, 2016

Nation’s oldest woman veteran passes.


January 22, 2016

Selective Service registration may be next as women move toward equality in the military.


January 20, 2016

Co-ed and gender neutral job titles are being considered by some of the branches. What are your thoughts on this?


January 16, 2016

Fort Bliss women celebrate strength and untapped potential as they learn from leaders — past and present.


January 10, 2016

More from the original Cultural Support Team and their experiences.


January 9, 2016

Even after leaving the service, she continues the fight against ISIS.


January 6, 2016

BG Diana Holland was sworn in Tuesday as the first female commandant of West Point.


January 6, 2016

AWF President to Step Down But Will Continue Her Service to Women Veterans (press release)


2015

December 30, 2015

Gender integration focuses on finding most qualified soldiers for every job to further improve readiness


December 29, 2015

Former WAC spied for US in post WW2 Europe; was recommended for Legion of Merit


December 28, 2015

Stand by for Monday Maneuvers.

We launch in January!

Monday Maneuvers is an occasional series provided by the Army Women’s Foundation to help prepare you for life in and out of the Army. It will appear on the first Monday of every odd number month.


December 22, 2015

For those Army women who are interested and capable, the opportunities are now open.


December 21, 2015

Thank you for your service LTG Patricia Horoho! HOOAH!


December 17, 2015

USMA to get its first woman commandant. Hooah! BG Diana Holland, a 1990 graduate of West Point, takes the reins in January.


December 15, 2015

Check out Military Times for strength training tips for women, from a pro.


December 15, 2015

Army combat veteran continues to serve in civilian life.


December 11, 2015

Study suggests gender integration in Special Ops could be difficult.


December 9, 2015

New reality for women in military could mean draft changes.


December 8, 2015

Another first for women soldiers! Hooah!


December 4, 2015

Hawaii hosted its first ever Hawaii Women Veterans Conference.


December 3, 2015


December 3, 2015

In a landmark decision, Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter today announced that all military jobs will be open to women.

“This is a huge leap to equality. The Army Women’s Foundation is grateful to all women who have served their nation with competence, bravery, and dedication. Because of the trails they have blazed and the professionalism they have displayed, their record of accomplishment has made this decision possible,” said Major General Dee Ann McWilliams, USA, (Ret.), President of the Army Women’s Foundation.

“Importantly, standards must be maintained so that the most qualified service members, be they men or women, are suited to their jobs. Every decision must be driven by the mission requirements,” McWilliams said.

“We look forward to the implementation of this historic decision,” she said.


December 2, 2015

Some cities are making significant strides to end veterans’ homelessness.


December 1, 2015

We have featured an article on Sword and Plough in the past – great to see they made this vendor list!


November 25, 2015

A Thanksgiving history lesson and salute to our troops serving away from home.


November 21, 2015

Army women entering officer corps increased .08% in the past 4 years.


November 20, 2015

Army Retirement Services continues its mission of helping Army retirees as it celebrates its 60th anniversary.


November 18, 2015

Final drawdown numbers for 2015 total 17,000.


November 14, 2015

Women veterans describe demonstrating their toughness.


November 14, 2015

Check out these terrific photos showing strong and capable military women!


November 13, 2015

‘Lean In’ author says gender inequality is one of two options.


November 13, 2015

Buffalo VA to expand women’s wellness services and offer more privacy.


November 7, 2015

Better body armor protection in the works for women soldiers


November 6, 2015

A judge’s order that bars women soldiers from transferring some inmates at Guantanamo has created staffing problems and sparked equal opportunity complaints.


November 6, 2015

With the assessment behind them, the Army opened its first gender-integrated Ranger School class on Monday. Three women passed the course during the gender integration assessment. The Army now refers to Ranger School students simply as "soldiers," and not by gender.


November 4, 2015

Military service helps prepare soldiers for success.


November 3, 2015

This week, the National Women’s Business Council honors women veterans who own small businesses. Their numbers are on the rise.


October 31, 2015

A mother’s WAC service is honored by her daughter.


October 30, 2015

One soldier’s story and the impact the Army had on her life.


October 28, 2015

October is Women’s Health Month. Three things women should do to maintain health.


October 17, 2015

Major Lisa Jaster, USAR is third female to graduate Ranger School. HOOAH!


October 14, 2015

Equality in armed services for women may mean they will have to register for the draft.


October 13, 2015

Third Army woman Ranger School grad is 37 and mother of 2 - another trailblazer! Hooah!


October 11, 2015

A look back at the first women assigned to Special Operations units in Afghanistan, who have helped open doors for gender integration.


October 10, 2015

Army Women’s Foundation President MG Dee McWilliams, USA, Ret., will speak at a symposium on professional development taking place next week in the nation’s capital.

At the invitation of the Women’s Mentorship Network, General McWilliams will discuss "Exceptional Army Women", and how they rise through the ranks in a men’s world. Many of those women have been honored in the Army Women’s Foundation Hall of Fame Awards program.

The discussion is part of the Women’s Mentorship Network (WMN) Second Annual National Symposium, which takes place Oct. 10 – 12 at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial in Arlington, Va., and at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in conjunction with the Association of the United States Army’s Annual Meeting.

General McWilliams, former Director, Military Personnel Management for Department of the Army, will speak at 2:15 p.m., Oct. 12, in Room #150-A at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C.While women comprise 15 percent of the armed forces, WMN says there has historically been a gap in the Services’ efforts to initiate and maintain effective mentoring and community support relationships for female service members.

The WMN, a not-for-profit, volunteer based organization established by military women, is working to fill that gap by inspiring military women of all services to develop into adaptive leaders empowered to reach their full military service potential.

The symposium theme, “Cultivating the Conversation: Winning Together in a Complex World,” will focus on the value of professional development, mentorship, and the integration of women into all aspects of the armed forces.

Additional information is available on the Symposium website at http://ow.ly/3yiBQr

For more information on the Army Women’s Foundation Hall of Fame Program, Scholarships, and its annual Summits focusing on leadership, careers, and transition, please go to http://ow.ly/3yiBQq


October 10, 2015

An Army combat arms officer argues that ability and not gender should pre-determine combat arms jobs.


October 2, 2015

Another first for women!


September 30, 2015

Georgia woman is first woman to enlist as noncommissioned combat engineer. Hooah!


September 29, 2015

The Army fires back at People Mag article that claimed women were given special treatment in Ranger School. Such allegations are false, the Army said.


September 27, 2015

West Point women to Congressman Steve Russell: Show us your Ranger School records!


September 26, 2015

An interview with the author of Ashley’s War.


September 24, 2015

Oklahoma’s Congressman Steve Russell has requested records from the Army showing equal treatment to the women Rangers who graduated Ranger School last month after claims of unfair advantage rumors.


September 23, 2015


September 21, 2015

Standards, not gender, guides Army’s deliberation on women in combat jobs.


September 20, 2015

A true trailblazer who began her lifelong commitment to her country in the WAAC in WWII.


September 19, 2015

Marine Corps study showing Marine women are slower, inaccurate shooters, and are injured more frequently than men is being questioned by lawmakers.


September 16, 2015

How one campus is utilizing book clubs to encourage women veterans to build comraderie.


September 15, 2015

Soldiers pose to support new nursing room while reminding us that Army women can be mothers too.


September 5, 2015

As we consider the rewards of opening combat roles to women, we must also consider the potential risks.


September 4, 2015

Here is a story behind one of the faces you saw on WAC recruitment posters and ads. Our condolences to Evelyn Winkler’s family and friends.


September 4, 2015

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter will have much to consider come October


September 3, 2015

Silver Star recipient SFC Leigh Ann Hester – where she is now and her thoughts on women graduating Ranger School


September 3, 2015

All future classes of Ranger School will be open to qualified Army women!


August 30, 2015

A West Point professor suggests what the Army Ranger women’s success really means.


August 29, 2015

Army chief of staff, Gen. Mark Milley, candidly discusses decisions still to be made regarding women in combat roles. What are your thoughts?


August 28, 2015

A recent Ranger school grad gives some insight to working with the Army Ranger school women.


August 28, 2015

VMI has been seeing a significant increase in female cadets.


August 23, 2015

Army veteran turned clothing designer wears her military service with pride, style.


August 22, 2015

Hoo-ah! 2 Rangers!

The U.S. Army Women’s Foundation issued this Statement today on the Ranger School graduation of CPT Kristen Griest and 1LT Shaye Haver.

“We congratulate Captain Griest and Lieutenant Haver for completing Army Ranger School, a grueling test that until now had been open only to men. Captain Griest and Lieutenant Haver are not only the first women to complete this challenge, but they have broken one of the last Glass Ceilings in the Army. They definitely will not be the last,” said Major General Dee Ann McWilliams, USA (Ret.), Army Women’s Foundation President. “Their success illustrates that women soldiers continue to prove themselves with the same skills and professionalism as the men with whom they serve,” General McWilliams said.

“We have decades of evidence that show that gender must not limit nor define Army opportunities. Rather, a soldier’s job should be determined by ability and strength, both physical and mental,” she said.


August 21, 2015

Contraceptives are not always readily available on deployment.


August 21, 2015

1st Lts. Kristen Griest and Shaye Haver give some insight to their four months of Army Ranger school.


August 21, 2015

Cornell and Ithaca, NY community focus on women veterans.


August 19, 2015

Foreign Affairs magazine examines women’s combat roles in the recent wars.


August 19, 2015

Congratulations to CPT Kristen Griest and 1LT Shaye Haver for making history!


August 19, 2015

Women are the fastest growing veteran segment at the VA, but are still less likely to enroll in a system originally designed to serve mostly men.


August 18, 2015

2nd CAB discusses women’s equality in the Army.


August 18, 2015

Former WAAC Emma Didlake, believed to be America’s oldest known veteran, died Sunday. This remarkable woman met with the president a month ago. “I think she felt she had accomplished everything and could take her rest,” her granddaughter said.


August 17, 2015

Congratulations to two trailblazing women for achieving such an elite Army status! Hooah!


August 15, 2015

A WAC nurse’s uniform on display for playing a role in the Manhattan Project


August 12, 2015

Two Army women are in the final phase of Ranger school. What happens next?


August 11, 2015

Washington state enlists its first female combat engineer. Hooah!


August 9, 2015


August 5, 2015

One Army field artillery MOS still under review, but all others will be open to women.


August 5, 2015

Congratulations to AWF Board Member LTC Isabelle Slifer, USAR (Ret) on her appointment as a United States Army Reserve Ambassador for Virginia!


August 1, 2015

Congratulations to SGM Kristie Brady on being chosen as the next command sergeant major of the 112th Special Operations Signal Battalion (Airborne)! Hooah!


July 31, 2015

Two of the three Army women progress to Swamp phase! Hooah!


July 31, 2015

As deadline approaches, GAO study estimates additional 2 years before women are fully established in unrestricted combat roles.


July 28, 2015

Congratulations to BG Diana Holland on becoming the first female general of the 10th Mountain Division and the first female general officer at Fort Drum, New York. Hooah!


July 21, 2015

Congratulations to 2nd Lt. Tracci Dorgan on becoming South Carolina’s first ARNG female field artillery officer!


July 19, 2015

A New Jersey family is suing the Selective Service, arguing that it discriminates against women because it doesn’t require women to register for the draft.


July 16, 2015

We congratulate Danielle Green on being recognized with the ESPY Pat Tillman Award for Service! We are humbled by her dedication to her fellow veterans. Hooah!


July 15, 2015

Given another chance, three women earn their way to Ranger School’s mountain phase.


July 13, 2015

A study newly published in a leading medical journal says that U.S. women soldiers are twice as likely as their male counterparts to attempt suicide.


July 12, 2015

Thank you to Chief Warrant Officer 5 Jeanne Pace for 43 years of service! AWF was honored to recognize CW5 Pace and the members of the WAC Band at the 2014 AWF Hall of Fame Reception. Hooah!


July 10, 2015

A first for TN and we are proud of these women willing to take on the challenge!


July 8, 2015

Army drawdown numbers hit soldiers and civilian employees.


July 8, 2015

Highway near Fort Lee approved to get a marker noting WAC history.


July 7, 2015

An interesting story about one of the women who attempted Ranger School and her veteran friendly business with her sister.


July 5, 2015

Congratulations to this young ANG soldier for making history!


July 1, 2015

Army nurse shares a unique perspective competing in the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games


June 27, 2015

This NC community is celebrating their military women! Hooah!


June 26, 2015

Congratulations to this young ANG soldier for making history!


June 22, 2015

Three women who earned another chance at Ranger School pass physical assessment.


June 22, 2015

Ranger School assessment of women gets mixed reviews.


June 18, 2015

New book examines the physical and psychological impacts of war on our Army women.


June 18, 2015

Combat Engineer Specialty is now open to Army women.


June 15, 2015

Useful information for veterans and active military considering higher education.


March 25, 2015

Secrets to Success — Out of Uniform


March 19, 2015

Army female trailblazers applaud expanding role of women


March 19, 2015

Why Experience Will Determine Effects of Women Entering Combat Roles


March 18, 2015

Army Women’s Foundation honors veteran women igniting the spirit of entrepreneurship program.


March 13, 2015

Two key themes to dominate Army Women’s Foundation Seventh Annual Summit and Hall of Fame Induction March 17 and 18.


March 1, 2015

The U.S. Army Women’s Foundation, the only non-profit, philanthropic organization dedicated solely to supporting Army women, is featured in the March 2015 issue of Military Advanced Education. The article focuses on the Legacy Scholarship Program which helps Army women and their lineal descendants achieve their academic and career goals.