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Report Confirms Services for Female Veterans Fall Short Report Confirms Services for Female Veterans Fall Short

“The DAV report closely tracks an Associated Press review in June that found... 


Female Marines celebrate 95 years in Corps Female Marines celebrate 95 years in Corps

” There it was, her name, Opha May Johnson, simply penned on the applicant... 


New Women Veterans’ Call Center New Women Veterans’ Call Center

“On April 23, 2013, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) launched its new... 


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“My Women in the Military Oral History Project” “My Women in the Military Oral History Project”

In 1977 I was a JAG Officer stationed in Stuttgart, West Germany at VII Corps Headquarters,... 


The Modern Day Joan of Arc The Modern Day Joan of Arc

I walked into the Microsoft office in suburban Washington, DC, with the attitude... 


“Never let anyone tell you that you can’t do something.” “Never let anyone tell you that you can’t do something.”

My name is Mary Kay Riccardi. I wanted to join the Army for a while, but chickened... 


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Report Confirms Services for Female Veterans Fall Short Report Confirms Services for Female Veterans Fall Short

“The DAV report closely tracks an Associated Press review in June that found serious shortcomings in how the VA cares for female veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, many of them of child-bearing age. The AP review found that nearly one in four VA hospitals does not have a full-time gynecologist on staff, and that 140 of the 920 community-based... [Read more of this review]


“My Women in the Military Oral History Project” “My Women in the Military Oral History Project”

In 1977 I was a JAG Officer stationed in Stuttgart, West Germany at VII Corps Headquarters, Kelley Barracks. The commander was Lt. Gen. Julius Becton. I was invited to a meeting one day and it was about the General’s plan to find out what the issues were for women in communities under his command. I became the military co-chair of the VII Corps... [Read more of this review]


2013 NYC Veterans’ Day Parade 11.11.13 2013 NYC Veterans’ Day Parade 11.11.13

Make sure to “like” our new page on Facebook: Walk With AWV in NYC 11.11.13 This page will provide you with information on planning your trip to NYC, and real time information on the day of the parade.   UPDATE (10/29/13): AWV has received our official rally point! 26th street between Broadway & 5th. Vehicles report at 8:30am... [Read more of this review]


Female Marines celebrate 95 years in Corps Female Marines celebrate 95 years in Corps

” There it was, her name, Opha May Johnson, simply penned on the applicant line of a Marine Corps Reserve form. Although she typically signed her name Opha M., this was an official document and her middle name was necessary. Her decision to fill out that form entered her into an exclusively male world and would make her nothing less than a Marine... [Read more of this review]


The Modern Day Joan of Arc The Modern Day Joan of Arc

I walked into the Microsoft office in suburban Washington, DC, with the attitude that I—the soldier named Susie—wasn’t really there. Instead, I was Joan of Arc—a young woman who found herself called to fight for a noble cause and who’d have to be an equal to men to do so. Playing this little mind game while attending the Women Leading the... [Read more of this review]


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