Edition 38 | November 19th, 2019
November is Native American
Heritage Month
November is National Native American Heritage Month, honoring American Indians and Alaska Natives. In celebrating Native American Heritage Month, the Army recognizes not only the significance of individual contributions but also the value of diversity and an inclusive environment. 

Today we look back on Julia Kelly, who enlisted in the Army in 1981. She went on to serve 28 years in the Army, starting as an ammunition specialist and working her way up to command sergeant major. 

Read about her incredible story and how she continues to serve the military community today. 
We Need Your Help to Win $50,000
In honor of Women's Entrepreneurship Day on November 19, 2019, HERstory Made is giving away $100,000 to 2 Female Founders (1 of the winners will be a Veteran or Active Duty in any branch of the Military). The contest is FREE to enter for Female Founders and encourage you to do so if you fit the criteria!

  • Please share this on your social media with your friends and tag our Foundation to help increase the chances that the U.S. Army Women's Foundation can also receive $50,000 for our foundation. Be sure to include the following hashtags #JustFearless #HerStory in your post. If you visit our Facebook and Twitter pages you can share our posts about this contest by using the share button!

Act Fast! November 19th is the last day to help us win $50,000 to use support our mission!
Honor. Empower. Connect.
On October 24, CPT Lindsay Gordon Heisler ’12 received WPAOG’s Alexander R. Nininger Award for Valor at Arms. From the moment she began training as an Apache pilot following graduation in 2012, it had been ingrained in her that her job was to keep the ground forces safe. On December 5, 2015 – nearing the end of a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan – Gordon and her co-pilot CW2 David Woodward engaged in a heroic firefight, successfully defending an aerial extraction of ground forces.   
Recently Veterans of the 6888 th Battalion attended the American Valor Gala in Washington DC and received the Audi Murphy Award.You don't want to miss this story! Watch the clip here!
The Army Women’s Foundation recognizes the importance of education and the role it plays in personal, professional and economic fulfillment. The Army Women’s Foundation Legacy Scholarship Program provides grants to women soldiers, past and present, and their lineal descendants to help them attain their educational goals.
Visit our website and apply for a scholarship today.
Save the Date!
December 3rd is Giving Tuesday!
All Donations Matter .
Join the nation as we reach out to non-profits and give back to the missions and services we believe in. Please consider giving your generous donation to the U.S. Army Women's Foundation this year. Curious about our programs and the support we give to our community? Visit our website to learn more.
November is Military Family Appreciation Month! Thank you to all of those who support our Veteran's and Soldiers. Check out these discounts happening this month. Get them now.
Join us on Sunday, November 24th at the  George Washington Women's Basketball  Game.
They are hosting a special event as part of Military Appreciation Month. The Colonials are offering 2 FREE tickets to all military members with a valid ID at the ticket booth.
In high schools across the country, it seems that more women are joining the ranks. According to the U.S. Army JRTOC, female cadets make up 40% of the enrollment.
Support AWF When You Shop on Amazon
Wondering what Amazon Smile is? Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service. Support your charitable organization by starting your shopping at smile.amazon.com.
If you are an AmazonSmile customer, you can now support US Army Women's Foundation in the Amazon shopping app on your Android device! Simply follow these instructions to turn on AmazonSmile and start generating donations.

  1. If you have the latest version of the Amazon Shopping App, open the App on your Android device.
  2. View Settings and select AmazonSmile.
  3. Follow the in-App instructions to complete the process.
  4. Be sure that US Army Women's Foundation is the charity you are supporting. If not you can visit Amazon.Smile on your web browser and update the organization you want to support.

AmazonSmile is not currently available for iOS users. However, anyone can shop through Amazon.Smile on your web browser and support US Army Women's Foundation .
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