The Flagpole e-Newsletter
Edition 55 | August 4th, 2020
The U.S. Army Women's Foundation
Honor ~ Empower ~ Connect
Women Making History

An Army National Guard soldier marked a new milestone in the U.S. military Thursday by graduating from the grueling SF Qualification Course (Q Course) to become the first woman to join the Green Berets. U.S.

Soldiers are set to begin taking a version of the new Army Combat Fitness Test, or ACFT, in October, but the Army is developing guidelines to make sure female soldiers recovering from a pregnancy don't take the more challenging test too soon.
Army Women,

I challenge all ARMY WOMEN (Active Duty, Reserve, National Guard, and Veterans) to make a donation to The Army Women’s Foundation in the amount of the year you separated, retired, or if still serving, pick a year. For example, I retired in 2006, my donation could be any of the following: $20.06, $200.06, or $2006.00. And to make it FUN, send in your donation with your BEST COVID picture with or without your best ARMY Hat. Any amount will help AWF to keep moving forward.

I am going to mail a donation of $20.06 to AWF for the next 6 months. Will you join me? You can mail in your donation or donate online. Let’s support AWF, because

Elizabeth Anne Helm-Frazier MSG, US Army (Retired)
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