Military Women Across the Nation

The purpose and objective of this organization is to encourage patriotism, loyalty, and devotion to God, country and family; for each member to help one another and her community, state, and nation; and for each member to be of actual assistance; and to keep up each other's morale. 

Formerly known as WAVES National, we have revitalized our organization in keeping with the changing military environment. 

We now include ALL WOMEN VETERANS who have served or are serving HONORABLY in ALL MILITARY branches. This also includes a change to both the name and the logo; thus, the former WAVES National will be known as Military Women Across the Nation (MILWOMEN, or MWAN).

We currently have units in major cities across the country from coast to coast. If you would like more information on finding a unit in your area send an email to:     or 

In Arizona


In Arizona, we currently have two active units in the Phoenix Metro Area as listed below. If you would like to join us, download the Membership Application and bring it to one of our meetings or notify one of the unit contacts listed.

Salt River Military Women, Unit #155, of MWAN
Meeting every 3rd Wednesday of the month
Arizona State Veteran Home (behind the VA Medical Center)
4141 N S Herrera Way, Phoenix, AZ 85012
11 am to 1 pm

Contact Martha Alderman for more information at (623) 810-9328 or

Sonoran Desert Military Women, Unit 114, of MWAN (East Valley)
Meeting 4 times per year
American Legion Post 26
505 W. 2nd Ave.
Mesa, Arizona 85210

Contact Barbara Meegan for more information at (623) 694-8953 or

New Units Now Forming
If you would like to help get the following new units started, contact the person listed below

Paulina Centeno at 

Contact Stefanie Jefferson at

Contact Carol Myers at 

Contact Charlee' Long at the Jerry Ambrose Veterans Council (928) 716-3001, leave a message