Veterans’ Day – Glen Allen High School Veterans’ Day Assembly (November 2019)
FAWMA attended the Glen Allen High School Assembly where the Deep Run High School JROTC presented the colors. The band opened the session that was attended by 1900 students, faculty and veterans that commemorated Veterans’ Day. Sergeant First Class Gail Black represented FAWMA and the Women’s Army Museum.
AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition 2019 (October 2019)
FAWMA attended the 2019 AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center Washington D.C. on October 14-16, 2019. Aimee Kominiak, Cydnee Gentry, Delinda Creal, Janie Fogg, Pat Jernigan, Ron Bingham, Jimmy Price, and Dr. Francoise Bonnell established connections with patrons and corporate groups to share the mission of the Army Women’s Museum.
The AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition is the largest land power exposition and professional development forum in North America. Taking place over three days, the Annual Meeting is designed to deliver the Army’s message by highlighting the capabilities of organizations and presenting a wide range of industry products and services. AUSA accomplishes this task throughout the entire event by providing informative and relevant presentations on the State-of-the-Army, panel discussions and seminars on pertinent military and national security subjects, and a variety of valuable networking events available to all that attend. FAWMA was able to contribute to this message by providing leadership programming, historical interpretation and outreach opportunities and education.
The event included over 30,000 Regular Army, Guard, Reserve, civilians, family members and corporate sponsors. It is one of the key communication platforms employed by the Army to educate and inform government, academic, civic, veteran advocates and leadership on Army priorities and issues impacting today’s Army.
Fort Lee Retiree Appreciation Day 2019
Fort Meade Appreciation Day 2019
Joint Base Myers-Henderson Hall Appreciation Day 2019
FAWMA attended Appreciation Day at Joint Base Fort Meyer- Henderson Hall on Wednesday, October 4, 2019. Aimee Kominiak and Cydnee Gentry were in attendance and were able to speak with Colonel Kimberly Peeples, JB Meyer-Henderson Hall Garrison Commander about the mission of the Army Women’s Museum. The program was attended by over 300 participants and brought together many veterans, active duty service members, and community members.
Fort Belvoir Retirement Day 2019
Cydnee Gentry and Aimee Kominiak represented the Friends of the Army Women’s Museum Association at the Fort Belvoir Retirement Day on September 20th at Fort Belvoir, VA. The day brought together veterans, active duty service members, community leaders, employers, and government agencies from the federal, state, and local levels to raise awareness about the services and benefits offered to veterans and active duty military members. SP5 Janet Fitzgerald, who served as an Army artist, working to document female soldiers in training during her time on active duty stopped by to chat about her service. She was assigned to Artist Team 18 from 1976-1979. Over 400 were in attendance and FAWMA was able to share our mission of supporting the Army Women’s Museum.