Faircount Teams with Military.com, VFW, and The Women’s Memorial to Celebrate a Century of American Women in the Armed Forces

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A significant milestone in the course of the U.S. Navy, the military and the nation will see major attention in 2017 and 2018 – the 100th anniversary of the first woman to enlist in any of the U.S. armed forces. On March 17, 1917, Loretta Perfectus Walsh engaged in a four-year enlistment in the U.S. Navy, becoming the first woman to serve in any of the armed services in a non-nurse occupation. In the 100 years since, countless women have served with honor, bravery, and determination.

Women in the Armed Forces Anniversary & Commemorative Publication
Leading military publisher Faircount is collaborating with the Naval History and Heritage Command to produce a special commemorative edition commemorating the anniversary. Entitled A Century of Service: Women in the Armed Forces, the publication will trace the historic timeline of women’s important role in a century of the nation’s defense while examining the current climate of optimism and the future prospects as women’s roles in the military mature and evolve.

The publication will include messages of congratulations, thoughts, and experiences of VIPs as they relate to the past, current, and future roles, impact, and importance of women in the U.S. armed forces, our nation, and the rest of the world. Some of those VIPs include the first woman in U.S. military and uniformed service history to achieve four-star officer rank, General (Ret) Ann Dunwoody, U.S. Army; the first female four-star general in the Air Force, General (Ret) Janet C. Wolfenbarger, USAF, and others yet to be confirmed.


  • The publication will see extensive nationwide distribution to senior leadership and personnel throughout the Department of Defense, the Department of Veterans Affairs, civilian federal agencies, national and state-level veterans service organizations, and key organizations serving women.
  • Military.com, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the Women In Military Service For America Memorial Foundation have partnered with Faircount to share A Century of Service: Women in the Armed Forces via social media and newsletters with their followers, members, and subscribers representing a combined audience of nearly 3,000,000 active-duty service members, retirees, veterans and their family members, and those supporting our nation’s military.

To receive a complimentary copy of the digital edition at the time of it’s release, please visit http://eepurl.com/c9AC-L

To be included in the publication, please contact:
Steve Chidel, Faircount Media Group
813-675-3816 steve.chidel(at)faircount(dot)com
or visit https://womeninservice100.com/

About Faircount
Faircount creates highly targeted print and digital publications for the world’s most iconic institutions and historic national events. The company’s work within government and scientific sectors is second to none with a portfolio including an extensive range of commemorative publications developed in partnership with government departments and agencies. The company has published books for the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Navy, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, The King Center, National Council of Volunteer Firefighters, The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Foundation, Carnegie Hall Corporation, the Royal Navy (U.K.), Royal Australian Navy, DARPA and many others.

About Military.com
Military.com is the nation’s largest military and veteran online news and membership organization serving active duty personnel, reservists, guard members, retirees, veterans, family members, defense workers and those considering military careers. Military.com enables Americans with military affinity to access their benefits, advance their careers, enjoy military discounts, and stay connected for life. Military.com is a business unit of Monster Worldwide Inc. More information is available at http://www.military.com.

About The VFW
The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is the nation’s largest and oldest major war veterans’ organization. Founded in 1899 and chartered by Congress in 1936, the VFW is comprised entirely of eligible veterans and military service members from the active, Guard and Reserve forces. With nearly 1.7 million VFW and Auxiliary members located in nearly 6,400 Posts worldwide, the nonprofit veterans’ service organization is proud to proclaim “NO ONE DOES MORE FOR VETERANS” than the VFW, which is dedicated to veterans’ service, legislative advocacy, and military and community service programs. For more information or to join, visit our website at http://www.vfw.org.

About The Women’s Memorial
The Women In Military Service For America Memorial, is the only major national memorial honoring all women who have defended America throughout history. We are proud to recognize their devoted patriotism and bravery as an integral part of our National heritage. Our offices serve as a repository for the memorabilia of women who have served in or with the US Armed Forces from the American Revolution to the present time. Our historians and curators conduct seminal research on the history of servicewomen, placing their experience within its historical context. To learn more, please visit http://www.womensmemorial.org.