On April 12th, the VMC's Women Veterans Center showcased Philadelphia's version of the successful "I Am Not Invisible" portrait exhibit.
Janney Senior Systems Administrator, Penny Cromwell, was one of 32 female veterans showcased for her service and strength. The VMC Women Veterans Center’s mission is to provide a communal space for women veterans and their families to heal, grow and thrive. They also commend the more than two million female veterans in the US of which, 70,000 reside in Pennsylvania.
Research has shown that, at times, women veterans may hesitate labeling themselves as veterans or feel that their service to the country was minimized. The “I Am Not Invisible” exhibit serves as a reminder that the country “sees” our women veterans while educating the public to the diversity of the veteran demographic. Featuring women veterans from all branches of service and all service eras, the exhibit celebrates their service to our country, highlights their contributions, and honors their sacrifices.
Penny served in the US Army Illinois National Guard prior to serving on Active Duty from 2004-2013 as a US Army Signal Officer. Much of her time was spent working as a Platoon leader and an S6 (A Chief Information Officer), including supporting multiple Network Integrated Events at Fort Bliss, Texas, Fort Hood, Texas and White Sands Missile Range, NM. Penny also served at Fort Gordon, GA and Fort Lewis, WA, and deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) as well as serving overseas in Germany.
Thank you to Penny and the entire military community for securing our country’s liberty and freedom.
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