2005 Feature Story Archive

Woman Soldier Awarded Silver Star
servicewoman was awarded the Silver Star June 16 for action against an armed enemy in Iraq, making her the first woman since World War II to receive one of the nation’s highest awards for valor.
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Woman Among First to Earn Army’s New Combat Badge
An Army Reserve woman was among the first to receive the Army’s new Combat Action Badge in ceremonies held at the Pentagon on June 29. SGT April Pashley and four others were decorated for their actions while engaged in combat with the enemy in Iraq.
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Members and Friends
Just as you answered the call to serve your country, many Memorial members and friends recently answered a different call–one to serve their Memorial.
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“Lady Thunderbird”
Twenty-six years ago, a 5-year-old girl stood in awe of an F-4 Phantom fighter jet at air show. Today, USAF Capt. Nichole M. (Ellingwood) Malachowski makes history as she joins the USAF “Thunderbirds” for the 2006 season.
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American Servicewomen in the Global War on Terror
The Memorial’s newest exhibit, which pays tribute to America’s servicewomen serving in Afghanistan and Iraq opened Nov. 11 and will remain on display indefinitely. It offers a brief glimpse of some of the women who have been a part of America’s response to the September 11, 2001, attacks and the ensuing Global War on Terror.
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