Upcoming and Recent Events

Special Exhibit Opening, Reception and Program

“Shooter: Combat from Behind the Camera”
November 16-18, 2019
Stacy Pearsall
Air Force Veteran and Combat Photographer

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Stacy Pearsall, retired Air Force combat photographer and founder of the Veterans Portrait Project (VPP), joined us at the Memorial on November 16-18, 2018

Stacy shared stories about her own service and her inspiration to launch VPP – her way of thanking her fellow veterans through what she does best – photography. Since starting the project, Stacy has taken photos of almost 7,000 veterans in 27 states.

On November 17 and 18, Stacy photographed 36 women veterans for VPP. This was the first time Pearsall photographed veterans at the Women’s Memorial.

Stacy is the recipient of the Bronze Star Medal and Air Force Commendation with Valor for combat actions in Iraq. Her photography from her tours of duty has led to international acclaim, including multiple prestigious awards and exhibitions.

This program was sponsored by the Fluor Military Support Coalition and the Veterans Canteen Service in partnership with the Center For Women Veterans.




Join us for a Pre-Veterans Day

Book Launch Event
November 8, 2018, 5:30 pm
Beyond the Call: Three Women on the Front Lines in Afghanistan


Join author Eileen Rivers at the Women In Military Service For America Memorial, Thursday, November 8, 2018, at 5:30 pm, for the launch of her first book Beyond the Call: Three Women on the Front Lines in Afghanistan.

Beyond the Call is a riveting account of three women, all members of a Female Engagement Team (FET), who fought shoulder-to-shoulder with men and worked with local women to restore their lives and push back the Taliban. Two of the women featured in Beyond the Call will join Ms. Rivers to talk about their experiences and answer questions from the audience, a unique first-hand opportunity to learn about the FET and operational practice.

The event is free and open to the public. Copies of the book will be available for sale and signature by the author and FET members. Light refreshment will be available. To let us know that you will join us, please email erivers1@hotmail.com. To learn more about the book, go to https://beyondthecallonline.com.

The Women In Military Service For America Memorial is located at the gateway to Arlington National Cemetery. Arrangements have been made for on-street parking in front of the Memorial along Memorial Drive. The Memorial is also accessible by Metro Blue Line, Arlington Cemetery Stop, with the last train stopping at 7:00 pm.




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