“The U.S. Army promoted Marcia Anderson to a major general at Fort Knox on Thursday. It makes Anderson the highest ranking African-American woman in the Army and also marks the first time the Army has promoted an African-American woman to the rank of two-star general. Anderson’s goal when she entered the service in 1979 was [...]
Team AWV submitted over 1,000 photos that helped the artists create this collage for the Jubilee House in NC
Team AWV (American Women Veterans) and families submitted over 1,000 photos that helped the artists create this collage for the home made over by Extreme Makeover: Home Edition in Fayetteville, NC. A collage of 1,000 female veterans grace this piece of art hanging in the Jubilee House fro homeless women veterans in Fayetteville, NC as [...]
More than 1.8 million veterans are women – the highest number ever in American history. Fatigues to Fabulous™ (F2F) is a national campaign established to honor and support women veterans dealing with the unique physical, emotional and psychological challenges faced by women transitioning home from war. HSN Cares is proud to partner with DKNYC and [...]
“Two years ago, Susan Schieren, now retired, began working on a product that would make using a hair dryer easier for women — and men — who suffer from upper-body injuries and even permanent disabilities, like amputated limbs. For her it hit close to home; while serving in the U.S. Air Force in the mid-1970s [...]
On Monday, June 27th the AWV team in Washington, D.C. met with Senators on the Hill to discuss the DoD’s Combat Exclusion Policy. There were five scheduled meetings including a face-to-face with the office of the Committee on Armed Services! Senator Cardin already signed our letter to Secretary Gates and his successor and Senator Blunt’s [...]
The FET team isn’t the only population that is seeking help. There are thousands of female veterans who have deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan who have been exposed to direct fire or experienced some type of combat while serving in support roles such as combat photographers, truck drivers, radio operators and military policemen.
“The Department of Veterans Affairs is trying to break out of its old-boy club image by expanding services for women veterans, officials said today. The recent influx of women veterans – especially those of child-bearing age – has caused VA hospitals and clinics to reconsider the services offered to women, said Patricia Hayes, chief consultant [...]
The fastest growing segment of the homeless veteran population is women with children, said Genevieve Chase, founder and executive director of American Women Veterans.
Harvard and several other prominent schools, including Stanford, Yale and Columbia, had kept the Vietnam-era ROTC ban in place following the war because they viewed the military policy forbidding gays from serving openly as discriminatory.
Kelly is the most senior U.S. military officer to lose a son or daughter in Iraq or Afghanistan. He was giving voice to a growing concern among soldiers and Marines: The American public is largely unaware of the price its military pays to fight the United States’ distant conflicts.