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The VA Announces PSA About Women Veterans

October 13, 2011 by awveterans  
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“The Department of Veterans Affairs is taking its internal culture-change message to the public with a new video about the vital role women play in the military and the importance of providing women Veterans with high quality health care. VA’s Women Veterans Health Strategic Health Care Group recently completed a 60-second public service announcement (PSA) [...]

U.S. Army Promotes First African-American Woman to Two-Star General

October 10, 2011 by awveterans  
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“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

October 10, 2011 by awveterans  
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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 [...]

AWV, DKNY, HSN and Fatigues to Fabulous for Women Veterans

September 9, 2011 by awveterans  
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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 [...]

Female Disabled Veteran Creates Product with Diabled Veterans in Mind

August 12, 2011 by awveterans  
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“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 [...]

The AWV Team at Work on Capitol Hill

June 28, 2011 by awveterans  
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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 [...]

Help on the way for female combat veterans

June 11, 2011 by awveterans  
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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.

VA preparing itself for new services for women veterans

May 12, 2011 by awveterans  
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“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 [...]

Transition to Civilian Life Challenging for Homeless Female Vets

March 7, 2011 by awveterans  
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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, Navy To Sign Agreement On ROTC Return

March 4, 2011 by awveterans  
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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.

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