The First Lady has a message for Women Veterans


WASHINGTON, March 2, 2016 — First Lady Michelle Obama had a message for women veterans today: “Tell your story.”

The first lady and Dr. Jill Biden, wife of vice president Joe Biden, attended an annual Women’s History Month reception, honoring women veterans and hosted by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi at the Capitol’s National Statuary Hall.

Retired Air Force Brig. Gen. Wilma L. Vaught was singled out for honors at the reception. The first woman comptroller selected for the rank of brigadier general, Vaught served after her military retirement as president of the board of directors for the Women in Military Service for America Memorial Foundation Inc. until January of this year.

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To learn more about the Women Veterans Clinic at the Washington, D.C., VA Medical Center, click here.

2 Comments

  1. I watched the whole program on the memorial site, and it was great.

    I also paved the way for the future women in the service. I was one of the first to request and received permission to remain in service while having a baby. A lot of paper work and a funny story at the end. I did not deliver on the due date the Navy had stated and I was “put on report for disobeying Navy Orders.” Funny now but not then. Mr. Johnson, in charge of personnel at Millington, NAS, TN fixed everything and it was clear sailing after that!!

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