The Flagpole e-Newsletter
Edition 56 | August 18th, 2020
The U.S. Army Women's Foundation
Honor ~ Empower ~ Connect
Women Making History

Capt. Candice Bowen becomes the first female officer to take command of a Virginia National Guard infantry company on July 18, 2020, in Woodstock, Virginia. Bowen became the VNG’s first female infantry officer after completing the Infantry Basic Officer Leader Course in 2019, and took command of the Woodstock-based Bravo Company, 3rd Battalion, 116th Infantry Regiment, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team from Capt. Timothy England.

Lt. Tasha Gallegos talks to a patient about contraceptive care at the Comprehensive Women’s Health Center at Naval Hospital Pensacola on May 18, 2018. The Pentagon is conducting its first survey in more than 30 years specifically focused on the reproductive health of female service members, according to an Aug. 4 release from the Military Health System Communications Office. It begins this month.

As many of you know, the U.S. Army has updated its assessment process for selecting Battalion Commanders, perhaps the most consequential level of command in the Army. This fascinating documentary describes BCAP - the Battalion Commander Assessment Program. It is reassuring that America’s Army is indeed selecting the best leaders to defend our nation and to care for the American sons and daughters they lead.
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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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