When abolitionist, dress reformer, and suffragette Dr. Mary Edwards Walker first strode onto a battlefield with her surgeon’s bag in 1862, it was as a civilian volunteer who had been denied official Union Army enlistment again and again. By the end of 1865, she was the only woman ever awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.

Dr. Mary Walker is the only woman to ever receive the Congressional Medal of Honor – the highest, most prestigious personal military decoration awarded to U.S. Military service members who have distinguished themselves by acts of valor. Later this month, Walker will be recognized locally, along with several other area women, at a special event.

For the third consecutive year, the Paul W. Bryant High School Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (MCJROTC) program has been designated a Naval Honor School by the Marine Corps Reserve Association.

Tuscaloosa Native Larry Snyder received the 2018 Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) Veteran of the Year Award at the Alabama State Convention of the VVA.

The Word Community Church, in partnership with the Association of the U.S. Army, West/Central Alabama chapter, hosted its first Military Appreciation Breakfast on Saturday, June 30, at their church in Northport.

Active duty military members and their families can enter University of Alabama museums free of charge beginning Monday, May 28 as part of their Blue Star Museums program.

The Blue Star Museums program is a partnership between the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and more than 2,000 museums across America.

A Memorial Day service to honor military veterans is planned for Monday, May 28 at the Tuscaloosa Veterans Memorial Park. The hour-long program, which begins at 9 a.m., is free and open to the public.

For the second consecutive year in its relatively short history, The Paul W. Bryant High School Marine Corps Junior ROTC (PWBHS MCJROTC) has once again been designated as a Naval Honor School for the past academic year.

The University of Alabama’s Army ROTC Ranger Challenge team will return to West Point this week a younger but equally motivated team.

Only five cadets return from last year’s team that reached Sandhurst – an international Military Skills Challenge competition at the United States Military Academy – for the first time in school history.

Hillcrest High School Army JROTC swept the 4th Annual Tuscaloosa Marines Memorial 5K Run held on February 18, by winning seven medals.

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