A note from our National Director, Amy Tuschen:
As we just celebrated Women’s History Month, I thought I would share a bit of women in history and their support of the Signal Corps. In 1917 when the U.S. entered WWI, General Pershing issued an appeal to recruit 150 women telephone operating experience, fluent in English and French to join the U.S. Army Signal Corps Female Telephone Operators, AKA “Hello Girls”. These ladies served from 1918 – 1919 in parts of Europe; it took almost 60 years for them to be recognized, receive benefits, and be designated as the first female veterans of the U.S. Army. Learn about this and other Signal Corps history by subscribing and following the Fort Gordon Historical Museum Society (FGHMS) on YouTube @fortgordonhistoricalmuseum2219
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The SCRA Website: signalcorps.org
Upcoming Events/Chapter News:
National Team – Augusta, GA
Thank you to those who have donated to support our 501c3, sister organization the FGHMS. The Casino Night Fundraiser for The Fort Gordon Historical Museum Society on 17 March 2023 raised over $8,000. You can still donate to help bring the Signal Corps Museum back to Fort Gordon.
Donations can be made to the future museum at https://signalcorps.org/donations/
Hawaii Chapter – Ft. Shafter, HI
Membership Drive – 01 March through 15 April 2023. Sign up or Renew from your local chapter page to receive a special rate. https://signalcorps.org/scra-chapters/hawaii-chapter/
Flint Hills Chapter – Fort Riley, KS
Membership Drive – 15 March through 29 April 2023. Sign up or Renew from your local chapter page to receive a special rate. https://signalcorps.org/scra-chapters/flint-hills-chapter/
Denali Chapter – JBER Anchorage, AK
Membership Drive – 01 April through 16 May 2023. Sign up or Renew from your local chapter page to receive a special rate. https://signalcorps.org/scra-chapters/denali-chapter/
Fort Hood Chapter – Kileen, TX
Membership Drive – 10 March – 28 April 2023. Sign up or Renew from your local chapter page to receive a special rate. https://signalcorps.org/scra-chapters/fort-hood-chapter/
Voice of the ROK Chapter – Camp Humphreys, Korea
Signal Ball – 21 April. For more information, reach out to your chapter POCs.
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We are celebrating all things Masters in Augusta! For April, our magnetic golf ball marker/hat clip combo will be on sale. Get yours today! SCRA Store
Later this month! Our latest item: Signal Towers Coasters.
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FAQs & Articles:
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153 New Members and 83 Renewals to the SCRA so far in 2023! Our current member total is 6081.
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So far this year, we have recognized individuals for supporting the Association and the Regiment!
42 Bronze Order of Mercury Awardees
6 Bronze Wahatchee Awardees
1 Silver Wahatchee Awardee
3 Brevet Colonel Awardees
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