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National Guard, Reserves first up in expansion of VA sex assault treatment

December 3, 2014 by  
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“The VA on Monday extended sexual assault counseling and treatment programs to some National Guard and Reserve veterans for the first time. Now, those who suffered sexual trauma during weekend non-active-duty training can seek the same psychological help promised to active-duty vets, the Department of Veterans Affairs said. It is the first in a series […]

Report Confirms Services for Female Veterans Fall Short

September 25, 2014 by  
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“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 […]

Female Marines celebrate 95 years in Corps

August 12, 2013 by  
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” 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 […]

New Women Veterans’ Call Center

April 24, 2013 by  
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“On April 23, 2013, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) launched its new Women Veterans hotline—1-855-VA-WOMEN (1-855-829-6636)—an incoming call center that receives and responds to questions from women Veterans, their families, and caregivers across the nation about available VA services and resources. “The Women Veterans Call Center is aimed at increasing women Veterans’ knowledge of […]

Remembering Brig. Gen. Margaret A. Brewer

January 16, 2013 by  
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Brig. Gen. Margaret A. Brewer, the first woman to be promoted to brigadier general in the Marine Corps, passed away Jan. 2. Brewer cleared the way for future female Marines throughout her career, said Gen. James F. Amos, commandant of the Marine Corps. “Throughout her three decades of service to our Corps and country, she […]

Thousands Honored Fallen Military Women At The Arlington National Cemetery

October 22, 2012 by  
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“More than 1,000 retired and current service women marched Saturday night to pay tribute to all women who have worn an American military uniform. The ceremony commemorated the 15th Anniversary of the Women’s Memorial at the gates of Arlington Cemetery. The service women ranged widely in generation. Veterans from WWII up to those who severed […]

First female four-star general retires from the Army

August 19, 2012 by  
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“The first woman to serve as a fourstar general in both the Army and the U.S. armed forces, Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody retired today after nearly 38 years in uniform. “Ann is a leader who lived our Army values, who always led from the front, who dedicated herself to the profession of arms,” said Chief […]

West Virginia resident is first to enlist for combat-arms support jobs newly opened to women

July 3, 2012 by  
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“One 21-year-old recruit is about to crack the glass engine block. The Army has announced Cicely Verstein, of West Virginia,  is the first woman to enlist into one of the six Army combat-arms support jobs opened to women in May. She starts basic training in November to become a 91M, Bradley Fighting Vehicle System Maintainer. […]

USO honors Gen. Ann Dunwoody as Woman of the Year

May 3, 2012 by  
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“Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, commander of Army Materiel Command, was honored by the USO during a May 1 luncheon in New York City. Dunwoody shared the honors with Marillyn Hewson, executive vice president, Electronic Systems, Lockheed Martin Corporation. At the beginning of the presentation, Dunwoody spoke with Ann Curry, co-anchor of NBC’s “TODAY” show about […]

Women in Combat: Army to open 14K jobs, 6 MOSs

May 2, 2012 by  
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“The Army will start placing women in as many as 14,000 combat-related jobs by opening up six military occupational specialties and placing women in 37 battalions across nine brigade combat teams. On May 14, the Army will begin implementing the new Defense Department policy. The new DoD policy opens up an additional 3 percent of […]

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