Military Women's Memorial wants to hear from women veterans

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Women who have served in the U.S. armed forces have stories to tell -- and the Military Women’s Memorial wants to help share them.

The MWM recently launched a partnership with PenFed Credit Union to encourage military women and their families to preserve their experiences and submit their stories to the Military Women’s Memorial national registry.

“While the memorial is home to service stories of roughly 300,000 women, this represents only ten percent of the women who have served to date,” said  Memorial President and retired Army Chief Warrant Officer 5 Phyllis Wilson. “We look forward to celebrating Women’s History Month with many new registrations that will ensure the stories of military women are forever captured in American history.”

Campaign content produced by PenFed Digital features women veterans from all branches of the American military  and highlights their stories of bravery, resilience and service and demonstrates the importance of registering with the database.

“We hope Americans from all over the country gain inspiration from these stories and that all women veterans and current service members share their stories with the Military Women’s Memorial through their database,” said James Schenck, president/CEO of PenFed Credit Union and CEO of PenFed Foundation.  It’s important that we always remember the women who bravely served our great nation and continue to honor their sacrifice.”

The Register at the Military Women’s Memorial is a one-of-a-kind interactive database that records and preserves the names, service information, photographs and memorable experiences of each registered servicewoman.

PenFed Digital will also share several video interviews and profiles of women service members from all branches throughout Women’s History Month via the Military Women’s Memorial and PenFed  social media channels.

Women veterans can visit the memorial’s website and updated Register database to explore exclusive member benefits. In addition to preserving history and inspiring future generations of girls, benefits of registration include an employment and career resource portal focused on women transitioning out of the military and women veterans seeking career advice, discounted tuition and more.

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