Women Chaplains Exhibit Opens at Women in Military Service Memorial

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Navy Chief of Chaplains Rear Adm. Mark L. Tidd speaks at a dedication ceremony for the new women chaplains exhibit at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial at Arlington, Va., March 4, 2013. DOD photo by EJ Hersom
  • Air Force Master Sgt. Shani Prewitt sings a commemorative hymn for the dedication of the new women chaplains exhibit at the Women in Military Service Memorial at Arlington, Va., March 4, 2013. Prewitt is an Air Force band vocalist. DOD photo by EJ Hersom
  • Army Major Gen. Donald L. Rutherford speaks at a dedication ceremony for the new women chaplains exhibit at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial at Arlington, Va., March 4, 2013. Rutherford is the Army chief of chaplains. DOD photo by EJ Hersom
  • Air Force Chief of Chaplains Maj. Gen. Howard D. Stendahl speaks at a ceremony dedicating a new women chaplains exhibit at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial at Arlington, Va., March 4, 2013.  DOD photo by EJ Hersom
  • Air Force Chief of Chaplains Maj. Gen. Howard D. Stendahl, left, presents an award to retired Air Force Maj. Gen Lorraine K. Potter, former chief of chaplains, for her role in the new women chaplains exhibit at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial at Arlington, Va., March 4, 2013.   DOD photo by EJ Hersom
  • Army Chief of Chaplains Major Gen. Donald L. Rutherford, left, presents an award to retired Army Col. Chaplain Janet Horton for her part in the new women chaplain's exhibit at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial at Arlington, Va., March 4, 2013. Horton survived the Sept. 11, 2001, attack on the Pentagon and administered faith services to victims on the scene.  DOD photo by EJ Hersom
  • Air Force Chief of Chaplains Maj. Gen. Howard D. Stendahl, second from right, and retired Air Force Maj. Gen Lorraine K. Potter, former chief of chaplains, right, start a standing ovation for the support that went into creating the women chaplains exhibit at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial at Arlington, Va., March 4, 2013.  DOD photo by EJ Hersom
  • Air Force Chaplain Capt. Sarah Schechter serves as master of ceremonies for the new exhibit featuring women chaplains at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial at Arlington, Va., March 4, 2013. Schechter, assigned to the 11th Wing on Joint Base Andrews, Md., is the Air Force's first woman rabbi. DOD photo by EJ Hersom
  • The official ceremonial party cuts a ribbon for the grand opening of the new women chaplains exhibit at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial at Arlington, Va., March 4, 2013.  DOD photo by EJ Hersom
  • The Rev. Dianna Pohlman Bell, center, points to a photo of Marine Corps Rear Adm. Margaret G. Kibben, front left and pictured left, to Chief of Navy Chaplains Rear Adm. Mark L. Tidd, front right, and Donal Bell, back right, at the new women chaplains exhibit at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial at Arlington, Va., March 4, 2013. The Navy commissioned then Lt. j.g. Dianna Pohlman to serve as the Defense Department's first female chaplain in July 1973. The Air Force and Army followed suit later that year. Kibben was the first woman chaplain for the Marine Corps. DOD photo by EJ Hersom
  • Deputy Chief of Navy Chaplains Rear Adm. Margaret G. Kibben visits a new exhibit featuring women chaplains at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial at Arlington, Va., March 4, 2013. Also the 18th chaplain of the Marine Corps, Kibben was the first women to become a chaplain for the Marines.  DOD photo by EJ Hersom
  • Navy Cmdr. Kim House, a chaplain, stands before her flight jacket on display at a new exhibit for women chaplains at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial at Arlington, Va., March 4, 2013. Navy chaplains provide services to the Navy, Marines and Coast Guard. House is wearing the Coast Guard version of her uniform.  DOD photo by EJ Hersom
  • Air Force Chaplain Capt. Sarah Schechter, right, and Army Reserve Chaplain Col. Bonnie Koppell stand for a photo in a new exhibit featuring women chaplains at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial at Arlington, Va., March 4, 2013. Schechter is the Air Force's first woman rabbi and Koppell is the first woman rabbi to serve in the U.S. military.  DOD photo by EJ Hersom
  • A woman walks past a display of Air Force chaplain items at the new women chaplains exhibit at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial in Arlington, Va., March 4, 2013.  DOD photo by EJ Hersom
  • Air Force Chief of Chaplains Maj. Gen. Howard D. Stendahl and retired Air force Maj. Gen Lorraine K. Potter, former chief of chaplains, pose for a photograph the women chaplains exhibit at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial at Arlington, Va., March 4, 2013.  DOD photo by EJ Hersom
  • The Rev. Sharon Freeto, a retired Air Force colonel, stands next to a 1980s picture of herself in a new exhibit featuring women chaplains at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial at Arlington, Va., March 4, 2013.  DOD photo by EJ Hersom
  • Army chaplains gather for a photo around the Army area of the new women chaplains exhibit at the Women in Military Service Memorial at Arlington, Va., March 4, 2013.  DOD photo by EJ Hersom