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
We Congratulate our Honorees and Look Forward to Robust Discussion at our Upcoming Summit!
March 11-12, 2014
Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony & Reception
March 11, 2014
The 14th WAC Band: America’s Last All-female Military Band
The Female Silver Star Recipients
- 1LT Mary Roberts, USA;
- 2LT Elaine Roe, USA;
- 2LT Rita Virginia Rourke, USA;
- 2LT Ellen Ainsworth, USA (posthumously);
- SGT Leigh Ann Hester, USA;
- SGT Monica L. Brown, USA
Female Firsts Award
- CSM Michele Jones, USA (Ret), Office of the Chief, U.S. Army Reserve
Army Women Serving in Congress
- The Honorable Tammy Duckworth, The Honorable Tulsi Gabbard
Champions in Congress
- Recognizing Members of Congress who have championed the issues of Army Women
2014 U.S. Army Women’s Foundation Summit:
Army Women: Resilient & Ready
March 12, 2014
Panel 1: Resilient on the Battlefield
- COL Ellen Haring, USAR, Senior Fellow, Women in International Security
- BG Linda Singh, USA, Maryland National Guard
- Moderator: MG Jan Edmunds, USA (Ret), AWF Advisory Board Member
Luncheon — Army Women 2020: Ready and Resilient
- Master of Ceremonies: Leon Harris, Anchor, ABC7/WJLA-TV
- Keynote Speakers: MG (Dr.) Nadja Y. West, USA, Joint Staff Surgeon and SMA Raymond F. Chandler III, USA
- Introduced by: SMA Kenneth Preston, USA (Ret), AUSA
- Presentation of Legacy Scholarship Recipients
Panel 2: Resilient on the Homefront
- Teresa W. Gerton, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, Veterans’ Employment and Training Service, U.S. Department of Labor
- Pamela Johnson, Goodwill
- Elisa Basnight, Esq., Director, Center for Women Veterans, Department of Veterans Affairs
- Moderator: MG Donna Barbisch, USA (Ret), AWF Advisory Board Member
Limited seating, for attendance or information about supporting the events, please contact Barb Witten, Barb.Witten@datocwitten.com.
To view highlights from prior years Symposium and Award Luncheons, follow the link to podcast.awfdn.org to see additional videos and read more about the events.
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 — March 12, 2013
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 podcast.awfdn.org 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
April 21, 2013 - Marmora, NJ
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)
Series Includes Army Women’s Hall of Fame Inductees—Army Women Who Served in Vietnam
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 podcast.awfdn.org/2012/. 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.
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.
Archived news articles can be found on the News » Army Women in the News page.