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Help on the way for female combat veterans

June 11, 2011 by  
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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  
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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  
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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  
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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.

Lt. Gen. John Kelly, who lost son to war, says U.S. largely unaware of sacrifice

March 2, 2011 by  
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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.

Woman by woman, the VA is changing its culture

February 25, 2011 by  
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“Seventy-five percent of our female patients are under 40 years old,” she said. “Their health care needs are obviously going to be different,” than more traditional patients — older males.

Marine Veterans Stationed at Camp Lejeune: Register for Drinking Water Notifications

February 22, 2011 by  
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The Marine Corps encourages all those who lived or worked at Camp Lejeune before 1987 to register to receive notifications regarding Camp Lejeune Historic Drinking Water. The Department of the Navy is funding independent research initiatives. To register for water testing notifications, read about previous studies and receive more information, visit the Camp Lejeune Historic […]

Senator Murray vows to be ‘top advocate’ for veterans

February 7, 2011 by  
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“No matter what war or what conflict, when they come home,” veterans will “have me to be their top advocate in the United States of America,” said Murray, the first woman to head the committee.

Female medic earns Silver Star

January 21, 2011 by  
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Army Spc. Monica Lin Brown saved the lives of fellow soldiers after a roadside bomb tore through a convoy of Humvees in the eastern Paktia province in April 2007.

Commission to recommend allowing women in combat units

January 14, 2011 by  
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“To date, there has been little evidence that the integration of women into previously closed units or occupations has had a negative impact on important mission-related performance factors, like unit cohesion,” the draft states.

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