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
Virginia National Guard Women’s Summit (Fort Pickett, VA – June 19, 2019)
The Virginia National Guard hosted a summit at Fort Pickett to provide information to women and get insight into retention issues. Many vendors participated to share information on financial strategies, family programs, and citizen-soldier activities. FAWMA provided information on the museum and encouraged the soldiers to visit and enjoy women’s contributions.
Virginia Women’s Veteran Summit (Hampton, VA – May 16-17, 2019)
The city of Hampton hosted the event and was happy to report a large turnout. The purpose of the event was to raise awareness about the services and benefits offered for women veterans. Many corporations were in attendance such as Amazon, Dominion and BAE. The Army Women’s Museum set up a table to remind veterans that women have had many great accomplishments in the Army and to never forget the long road to win the rights they hold today. Dr. Francoise Bonnell, the museum director was in attendance and was honored with an award. Gail Taylor-Black represented FAWMA and was there to answer questions and provide information on the new museum. Also, in attendance was Nancy Phaup, and education specialist at the museum.