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The U.S. Army Women’s Foundation is the premier center for educational excellence, the national network for today’s Army women and a dynamic advocate for telling the history of Army women.

Sixth Annual Army Women’s Foundation Hall of Fame Reception and Summit

The Army Women’s Foundation would like to thank all of our sponsors for supporting the 6th Annual Hall of Fame Reception and Summit. The Army Women: Resilient & Ready panels were a huge success and we are grateful to our panelists for their expertise and time. Check out our event page as we will be posting pictures and video from the event!

Presenting Sponsor

The Home Depot Foundation

Independence Sponsor

Army Women’s Foundation Board


Freedom Sponsor

L-3 Communications

Wal-mart Stores, Inc.

Prudential Financial, Inc.

Eagle Sponsor

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Caryn Wagner

Courage Sponsor

Excelsior College
Lockheed Martin
Association of the US Army
MG Jan Edmunds, USA (Ret.)
Pentagon Federal Credit Union

Patriot Sponsor

Drexel University Online
Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation
DF Communications Group, LLC
LMI Government Consulting
Northrop Grumman
University of Maryland University College
Oshkosh Defense


BusinessWorks of America, Inc.
Halfaker and Associates
International SOS Government Services, Inc.

Media Partners

Stars and Stripes
The Hill
Metro Productions

2014 Legacy Scholarship Closed

Stay tuned for the announcements of the winners in mid-March! For more info about the Legacy Scholarship program, visit our Scholarship page.

Army Women’s Foundation Documentary

The Army Women’s Foundation is pleased to share a short documentary video highlighting the Foundation’s Annual Symposium, Hall of Fame Event, and Legacy Scholarship Program.

Army Women’s Foundation 5th Annual Symposium and Hall of Fame Luncheon

Re-Focusing Your Future —

Podcasts Now Available!

In a climate of DOD “re-sizing” Army women must re-explore service and civilian opportunities. Two panels of corporate and military leaders examined the significance of military service and provided a road map for Army women managing the transition between military and civilian life.

Hall of Fame Luncheon

This year’s inductees into the Army Women’s Hall of Fame include the Army Women who served in the Korean War; General Ann Dunwoody, (USA) Retired, the Army’s first female four-star General; the first female Command Sergeant Major, Yzetta Nelson (awarded posthumously); and Sergeant Major Carolyn James (awarded posthumously), a groundbreaking Women’s Army Corp member who earned the Bronze Star. Congressman J. Randy Forbes (R-Virginia) also received a special recognition award for his support of Army Women. The Army Women’s Foundation also announced 29 Legacy Scholarships at the event that were awarded to Army Women and their children earning degrees and certifications to improve their careers.

Below are a few highlights from the Symposium and Award Luncheon. Follow the link to to see additional videos and read more about the event.

Major General (Ret) Dee Ann McWilliams, President of the U.S. Army Women’s Foundation, speaks about inducting into the Army Women’s Hall of Fame, the Army Women who served in the Korean War.

The Honorable J. Randy Forbes, U.S. House of Representative, Committee on Armed Services, Judiciary Committee, received a special award for his commitment to Army Women during a networking event. Congressman Forbes speaks about our nation’s appreciation of Army Women and his commitment to current and future troops.

General (Ret) Gordon R. Sullivan, President, Association of the U.S. Army, Served as 32nd Chief of Staff of the Army, speaks about the tremendous contributions women service members have made throughout history.

General (Ret) Ann E. Dunwoody, 2013 Hall of Fame Honoree, First Woman Four-Star General, speaks about receiving the honor of becoming a Four-Star General, and sharing that with other women.


1st Annual Vietnam Veterans Tribute

Read more about this event!

2013 AWF Legacy Scholarships Announced

Twenty-nine deserving Army women and their children, selected from an applicant pool from across the country, received the Army Women’s Foundation 2013 Legacy Scholarship. College tuition is on the rise and financial resources are declining, making scholarships even more critical to students today. The Legacy Scholarships are available for tuition assistance at the community college level or four year academic institutions: Community College/Certificate Program Legacy Scholarships are awarded in amounts up to $1,000. Four Year College/University Legacy Scholarships are awarded in amounts up to $2,500. To see the winners and read more, click here!

AWF participates in Disney's Salute to Our Troops Day in Orlando, FL

The Army Women’s Foundation continued to broaden its outreach last weekend when it participated in a military appreciation event at Champion Stadium in Orlando, Florida.

At the invitation of the Walt Disney Co., the Army Women’s Foundation took part in the Salute to Our Troops day at an Atlanta Braves spring training game on March 23. Disney owns the venue and has a military veterans hiring initiative.

The Foundation was one of several military and veteran service organizations that exhibited their brochures and other material at the main entrance to the ballpark.

The venue provided another way for the Foundation to share information about its efforts to honor the service of Army women and preserve their history. Participating in the event fit with a larger strategy of getting more businesses and individuals involved in the work of the Foundation.

Numerous attendees wanted to know more about the Foundation and life in the Army. Often times, it was the parents of young women who made the inquiry.

The event took place at Champion Stadium in the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. Soldiers from U.S. Central Command volunteered to staff the Foundation’s exhibit.

Salute to Our Troops also featured a military color guard; military personnel performing the national anthem and God Bless America; a veteran throwing the first pitch; and games for families of military members and veterans.

Podcast Series to Help Servicewomen & Veterans Returning Home from Deployment
(2012 4TH Annual Symposium and Hall of Fame Luncheon)

Podcast Series to Help Servicewomen & Veterans Returning Home from Deployment Will Launch on Monday, June 4th

During March 2012, military leaders, government officials, academics, and corporate and non-profit leaders assembled in Washington, D.C. with one question: how do we use our collective knowledge and resources to help servicewomen successfully transition back into their homes, jobs, and communities? This question was the focus of the Army Women's Foundation’s 4th Annual Army Women in Transition Symposium & Hall of Fame Luncheon.

The answers offered by these leaders are found in a podcast series and are based on their experiences, research, knowledge, lessons learned, and best practices. These podcasts of the Symposium are available for free viewing and download from The podcasts provide servicewomen and veterans returning home from deployment with real advice. A list of the podcasts is below.

  • Symposium Panel One, “Beyond the Battlefield: Coming Home”
  • Symposium Panel Two, “Beyond the Battlefield: Back to Work” and The State of Women Veterans Today by LTG Horoho
  • Hall of Fame Luncheon Part I and a Tribute Speech by MG Janet Cobb
  • Hall of Fame Luncheon Part II and Inductee Remarks
  • Networking Session & Additional Award

Click here to read more about the 2012 AWF Symposium and Hall of Fame Luncheon.

Recommended Websites

Trauma-Informed Care for Women Veterans Experiencing Homelessness: A Guide for Service Providers

Unsung Heroes: The Story of America’s Female Patriots

This documentary is expected to air in March of 2014, so stay tuned! Here is a sneak peek!

In the News

Our very own MG Dee McWilliams, USA (RET) President of AWF, presented a check to Eileen Merullo, representing a grant and funds raised to assist with the Revere Women’s WWII Memorial! A memorial for female World War II veterans.

Two-star Relieved in Sexual Assault Investigation

Sexual assault is an “insider attack” on U.S. military: admiral

Female senators bash military brass for rash of sex assaults

Supporters of lifting the “ground combat exclusion” say the extensive research about standards may delay allowing women into the ground combat jobs or create new obstacles.

Military’s sexual-assault problem has deep roots

As the top brass are summoned to Capitol Hill, they say they are committed to fixing a broken culture in the ranks.

4 of 10 women treated at local VA sexual trauma victims

No holidays or parades for homeless women veterans

Army North senior enlisted leader encourages mentorship for female Soldiers

SC Sen. Graham: Women needed in military service, fire commanders allowing sex assault

The women who also gave their lives

What Do I Tell My Daughter Who Wants to Serve? The Sexual Assault Crisis in the Military

Women elected to top 3 positions at Laramie’s American Legion Post, a first for the post

Criticism of Veterans Affairs Secretary Mounts Over Backlog in Claims

Legislation Aims to Strengthen Prosecution of Sexual Assaults in Military

Lawmakers stand squarely behind measure to audit Maine military sex assault laws

Tammy Duckworth, Tulsi Gabbard Slam Military’s Handling Of Sexual Assault Cases (VIDEO)

Fort Benning: More Soldiers Expected to Leave Army

Sexual assaults in military require change in approach

Saluting Women Veterans on Mother’s Day

House committee advances bill helping sexually assaulted veterans

Col. Leslie R. Montgomery relinquishes command of 198th RSG after nearly 30 years dedicated service

A Brief History of Female Nurses in the Military, from the American Revolution to World War II

Servicewomen and their war

Female soldier who moved to Canada admits desertion

First female soldier to flee US for Canada to avoid Iraq war to be court-martialed in Colorado

Army General Receives Second Star

SOCOM Works to Expand Roles for Women

Women worry about body armor in new combat roles

The right to fight: Studies support women’s ability to handle combat

IDVA director discusses women’s roles in military

Fort Campbell opens renovated women’s clinic

Alaska-based soldier wins Army female athlete of the year

Military draft registration might expand to women

This War Is No Longer Invisible

Military Women Exposed to Combat After Childbirth Face Depression

Military Still Lags in Assisting Victims of Sexual Assault

Military women: Don't change combat standards

Women in Combat: Policy Catches Up With Reality

Debate over women in combat shifts to physical strength

How Men Can Help Women Succeed in the Military

National Security Brief: Polls Show Americans Back Women In Combat

Pew: 66 Percent Support Lifting Ban On Women In Combat

Some Marine combat jobs may remain closed to women

Pew poll: Americans largely support women in military combat

Americans largely back combat role for women: poll

Poll: Americans Support Allowing Women in Combat

Decorated female Army medic shares view of women's combat role change

American Amazons: Hiding in Plain-Jane Sight

Kentucky military women applaud combat opportunity

Pentagon’s Lifting of Combat Ban Comes as Role of Military Women Grows

VA Releases New PSA Targeting Women Veterans

New Members Appointed to VA Committee on Women Veterans

Editorial: Open combat jobs to women

Petite but proven: Two women warriors pass elite Army training course

Heroes on the Homefront: New Report Highlights Our Veterans' Contributions as Job Creators

Military Skills Translators

Battle-tested, Female War Vets Run for Congress

The Home Depot Launches Career Assistance Program for Military and Veterans

Colonel Mary Rasmuson, Retired passed away

Hall of Fame inducts women Vietnam vets

Annual Symposium Press Release

Obituary for SGM Betty Adams, former WAC Museum Foundation board member

Odierno backs expanding role of women in combat

HRC deputy becomes Army's first female African-American major general

Hazel Johnson-Brown, pioneering black Army nurse, dies at 83

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood Commits $30 Million to Innovative New Partnership that Improves Access to Jobs and Community Services for America’s Military Families

AG soldiers receive special recognition

Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates announced that the President has made the following nominations

Female Special Operators Now in Combat

Archived news articles can be found on the News » Army Women in the News page.


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