The Flagpole e-Newsletter
Edition 53 | July 7th, 2020
The U.S. Army Women's Foundation
Honor ~ Empower ~ Connect
The Army Women’s Foundation and Trident University recognize the importance of education and the role it plays in personal, professional and economic fulfillment. As part of the Army Women’s Foundation Scholarship Program, the Trident University Scholarship Program provides full-ride scholarships to Women Soldiers, past and present, and their lineal descendants to help them attain their educational goals. The Trident University Scholarship Program annually provides full ride scholarships for one (1) student pursuing a bachelor’s degree and one (1) student pursuing a graduate degree. Scholarships are awarded only for coursework from Trident University.

Deadline: July 19th, 2020
12 PM Eastern

A military culinary training center in Fort Lee, Va., chef and army sergeant Sarah Deckert was handed a basket of ingredients—buffalo tenderloin, red snapper, tiger prawns, and pheasant. She was given 30 minutes to plot a menu incorporating the items, and three and a half hours to craft a four-course meal.
Of the nation’s 1.8 million women veterans, only one woman has ever earned the Medal of Honor — Mary Edwards Walker, for her service during the Civil War.
While many men were off fighting the Nazis, fascist Italy and the Japanese, women on the home front were changing the fortunes of World War II by playing pivotal roles. More than 30 women from the Campbell County area served in all branches of the military stationed at home and abroad. Their roles ranged from being supply clerks and pharmacist mates to yeoman and flight nurses.
The Army Women’s Foundation honors the service and sacrifices of U.S. Army women through our Hall of Fame Induction and Special Recognition Awards program. Women who have served in the Army or the Armed Forces, and contributed extraordinary service are eligible for induction into the US Army Women’s Hall of Fame. Our Special Recognition Awards are presented to any individual who has made exceptional contributions to women in the Army or the Armed Forces. Most inductees are women who have served in the US Army, but the list of honorees also includes Brigadier General Wilma Vaught, USAF, Retired.
Our Hall of Fame Awards were first presented in 2009, and have been presented each year since then.

Nominations are open until July 31st, 2020:
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Military Service Members who are transitioning out of active duty, returning to civilian life can be an unexpected challenge. That’s why, in an effort to continue going the extra mile for our Military Service Members, Caliber is proud to push our military employment initiative.
Johnson Controls takes an active role in the Veterans in Piping (VIP) Program. The VIP program seeks to engage members of the military during their service and encourages them to seek technical careers upon completion and transition back to civilian life.
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