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2017 VA National Women Veterans Summit

January 16, 2017 by  
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The 2017 summit will focus on the needs and issues important to women Veterans and provide training, information and guidance to assist women Veterans—and those who serve them—with navigating through VA and community resources.

Women of the Civil War Recognized At Arlington Ceremony

September 19, 2016 by  
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Women who fought in the Civil War as combat soldiers were officially recognized in a ceremony in Arlington National Cemetery on September 18, 2016. On hand, to help honor the service of the brave women, was our very own American Women Veterans executive director and founder Genevieve Chase. “A patriot’s heart knows no gender,” Chase […]

American Women Veterans Honors Ms. Lucy Coffey, WWII Veteran

March 20, 2015 by  
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It is with great sadness and profound respect that we learn of the passing of Ms Lucy Coffey, a 108-year old World War II veteran of the Army Women’s Auxiliary Corps. In a time when most thought women didn’t have a place in the military, Ms Coffey had the courage and commitment to enlist and […]

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 […]

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