The Flagpole e-Newsletter
Edition 71 | Feb. 9, 2022
The U.S. Army Women's Foundation
Honor ~ Empower ~ Connect
6888th Featured on Wreaths Across America Radio Commemorating Black History Month
The history of the women of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion was featured on Wreaths Across America Radio on Wednesday, Feb., 9th at 10 am EST.

Special guests included COL Edna Cummings, MSG Lizz Helm-Frazier, and Carlton Philpot.
Celebrating Black History Month: 
Honoring the Black Trailblazing Women of the 6888th 
           On NBC's Today with Al Roker
Did you see the segment with Al Roker and 6888th Veteran, Ms. Lena King, 99, on the NBC Today Show on 3 February?

The segment talks about the history of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion, its mission, its motto, the amazing 855 women who selflessly volunteered to serve in the unit, and how, eight decades later, the women are being recognized. The program interviews Ms. Lena King, who tells about her experiences and service as a member of the unit in WWII.  Mr. Roker also interviews the son of 6888th Veteran, SPC Odessa Taylor Marshall, James Marshall, who talks about this mother's service with the 6888th. This week Congress is expected to vote on a bill to award the Congressional Gold Medal, finally recognizing the accomplishments of the 6888th and these Army women!

The picture above is of Ms. Lena King, 6888th Veteran, news anchor Al Roker, and U.S. Army Women's Foundation Board Member, MSG Elizabeth Helm-Frazier, US Army, Retired, taken following the NBC Today Show Interview. Al Roker presented a framed certificate from the Secretary of the Veterans Affairs in honor of Ms. King's 99th birthday. Ms. King is one of six living members of the 6888th.
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Newman Library exhibit honors diversity of American women in the military
Mildred Davenport was a force on the stage and the war front
"In a unique opportunity to celebrate Black History Month and the 100th anniversary of women students at Virginia Tech, the Military Women’s Memorial is bringing a special traveling exhibition, “The Color of Freedom: Honoring the Diversity of America’s Servicewomen,” to Newman Library..."
"Mildred Davenport was a boundless dancer who graced the stage wherever she performed. Beyond her entertainment career, she was an unyielding leader as a civic official and military officer..."
Join us for our Financial Wellness Program
The U.S. Army Women's Foundation will be hosting a financial wellness seminar in partnership with Prudential.

As part of the US Army Women's Foundation educational development program, we are offering a 1- hour Webex on Financial Wellness Wednesday,16 February 2022. 

The class is "Financial Wellness for Women: Changing the Odds" and is scheduled for Wednesday, 16 February 2022, from 4:00-5:00 EST via Webex.  The class covers
 - Why Retirement Planning is different for women
 - How to create a savings strategy to meet your goals
 - Strategies to overcome longevity risks 
 You must register to attend. Click the link to sign up for the class. 
Plus there is an opportunity to sign up for a follow-up Financial Wellness 360, a 30 min, one-on-one consultation Wednesday23 February 2022, sessions are available between 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM EST 
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