The Flagpole e-Newsletter
Edition 59 | October 6th, 2020
The U.S. Army Women's Foundation
Honor ~ Empower ~ Connect
Women Making History

Capt. April Bruner is the first female commander of a rifle company in the Missouri National Guard, as part of the evolution of female integration into combat arms established three years ago by the Department of Defense.
In an era when women were still protesting to earn the right to vote, Lt. Col. Cook rose through the military ranks to become one of the most highly decorated female service members of WWII. At a time when few women were serving, and those who were serving in active duty positions were segregated into "women's only" units, her actions in combat highlighted not only her strength and resilience, but her dedication to duty and country.
“I am so excited to be newly selected as a captain for the USA Boxing team,” stated Graham, the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Boxing Champion and Staff Sergeant in the United States Army. “We are a team that is motivated, dedicated to continue growth and passionate about gold medals, which is something I inspire to continue to bring to the table, while remembering leadership is an actual word, not a position.”
Revised Eligibility Rule Open
for Public Comment
On September 15th, the Secretary of the Army announced the opening of the 60-day public comment period for the proposed changes to eligibility criteria for burial at Arlington National Cemetery. This is the next step in the federal rule making process required to gather public input to proposed changes to the cemetery’s eligibility criteria.

The public comment period ends on November 16, 2020
Were You Or Was Someone In Your Family A Woman In 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 impact or difference in the U.S. Army, and/ or how the Army has changed or impacted your life. 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.

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Veterans are returning to civilian life by the tens of thousands, eager to apply their highly refined talents in sustainable careers. Prudential recognizes that this presents a challenge: how can we best cultivate those talents for the betterment of our nation, and for the lives of those who have served us?
Walmart is grateful for the sacrifice our nation’s veterans, military men and women, and their families have made in service to our country. It is not only their duty, but their honor to support men and women in uniform not only when they are on the battlefield, but also when they return home and transition to civilian life.
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