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April 5, 2013

Retired general promotes memorial for military women

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Casey Slusser
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Retired Air Force Brig. Gen. Wilma Vaught spoke at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin Women’s History Month celebration, March 6.

Vaught detailed the contributions of women in the military and expounded on the importance of the Women in Military Service For America Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery. Vaught is the president of the memorial and her welcome message at the memorial’s Web sites states that the memorial is the only major national memorial honoring women, who have served during all eras and in all services.

The following are honored by the memorial: all U.S. servicewomen, past, present and future, including living or deceased women veterans; Active Duty, Reserve, Guard and U.S. Public Health Service uniformed women, and; women in the Coast Guard Auxiliary and Civil Air Patrol. The Memorial also honors women who served overseas during conflicts, in direct support of the armed forces, in organizations such as the Red Cross, USO and Special Services, and members of the U.S. Public Health Service Cadet Nurse Corps. Names, addresses, photos and experiences of women are included in the memorial’s register, an interactive computer database available at the memorial. Deceased servicewomen from any era or those civilian women who served with other civilian organizations can be registered by family members, friends and organizations.

Go to www.womensmemorial.org and register online for free.




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