The Flagpole e-Newsletter
Edition 61 |November 3rd, 2020
The U.S. Army Women's Foundation
Honor ~ Empower ~ Connect
AWF Trident Scholarship Winner
We are pleased to announce the winner of the AWF-Trident at American InterContinental University Scholarship Program. Cielito PascualJackson received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Trident University International in 2002, and served in the U.S. Army for 32 years before retiring. Since her retirement, she has sought out many local Veterans groups to serve, and has been actively engaged with them, even creating a military veterans group in her neighborhood. She will receive a full ride scholarship from Trident AIU to obtain her Masters in Strategic Leadership.

Here is a personal statement from her:

"I feel honored and humbled for having been selected to receive this scholarship. I plan to intern and seek a pro-bono work/partnership with a local business/organization to help our Veterans. Often times, our Veterans forego seeking assistance because of cost. I would like to be a part of the solution. This scholarship made this possible. Thank you to the Scholarship Committee and AWF. I will not let you down".

Remembering the Women's Army Corps
General Douglas MacArthur called them "My best Soldiers," during World War II, saying that the women serving in the Women's Army Corps worked harder, complained less and were better disciplined than many of his male Soldiers.

Born out of the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps in 1943, the WAC enabled women to take over more routine service and office jobs and free men for combat roles during World War II. Although disestablished in 1978, the WAC-and similar female components for other services and military nurse corps-was the only way women could serve their country. They often did so for less pay, limited advancement opportunities and flagrant harassment and disrespect from male counterparts.
Women Making History

Were you or was someone in your family a Woman the the U.S. Army?

We are looking for submissions from Army Women and their families. The US Army Women's Foundation is dedicated to empowering, honoring, and being a dynamic advocate for telling the stories of Army Women and Veterans. We want to know how you or your family member has made an effect in the U.S. Army, and/or how the Army had made an effect on you. Please attach photos with your submission and a completed draft of the story that you would like to be shared. Stories will be on the US Army Women's Foundation Website, and they will be highlighted on our social media and newsletters.

Are you ready to share your story?
Click the button below to email your story to the US Army Women's Foundation:
November is Veterans and Military Families Month
New App Helps Military Families Connect with Resources
Military spouses and family members who are looking for up-to-date and reliable information from the Defense Department can now access Military OneSource on their new smartphone app, My Military OneSource.

Users can easily personalize the app by selecting "service member," "military spouse," "family member" or "other," and then by selecting the installation they are closest to. Adding the branch gives more personalized information.

Gold Star Family Display Unveiled At Pentagon

The gold star symbol dates back to World War I, when families hung in their window service flags with blue stars to represent family members serving in the military. The star was changed to gold if a loved one died in combat.

A new permanent display honoring Gold Star families who carry on the legacy of their fallen service members has been unveiled at the Pentagon.

Shop The Holidays with AmazonSmile While Supporting the Army Women's Foundation
Did you know that you can support US Army Women's Foundation while shopping on AmazonSmile? If you are not in the loop on AmazonSmile let us explain, Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice.

How to create a fundraising campaign:

  1. Click on (icon with coins) Fundraising Campaigns in the left-hand menu of your latest news.
  2. Click on Fundraising .
  3. Select a non-profit or charitable organization .
  4. Find a charity, choose a cover photo, and fill in the details for your fundraising campaign.
  5. Click Create .

You can also download the Smilematic chrome extension which automatically redirects you to AmazonSmile.

Want to Make a Difference This Year?
Try a Birthday Fundraiser
It works by choosing an organization, such as the US Army Women's Foundation, then asking friends and family members to forgo birthday gifts and donate to your chosen cause instead. 

The US Army Women's Foundation is a non-profit organization established in 1969, whose mission is to honor, empower, and connect women who are serving or have served in the US Army. Some of the US Army Women's Programs include professional development forums, Hall of Fame recognition, scholarships, speaker's bureau, and support to the US Army Women's Museum. 

Consider making a monetary contribution to the Foundation in honor or memory of someone, and we will send an acknowledgement of your gift to that person or their family. Or, consider making a monetary contribution to the Foundation for our Scholarship Program.

Click the button Below to start a Facebook Fundraiser:
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For generations, it has been our highest honor to help make life more secure for the men and women - and their families - who have served our country. Veterans' challenges have changed over time, but Prudential's commitment to finding solutions has been unwavering.
The Pritzker Military Foundation seeks to support similar non-profit organizations that preserve American Military History, that restore historic military artifacts and make them accessible to the public, and that provide services and essential resources to active duty military, veterans and families of service members in all branches of the United States Armed Forces.
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