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Women are enrolling in the VA at record levels, challenging a VA health care system that has historically cared for a mostly male population. Women Veterans proudly served. Explore this video series to hear from women Veterans—of all ages and conflicts—on the care they receive in VA facilities across the country, and learn what steps VA is taking to ensure that every Veteran receives the best care anywhere. To download videos: Right click on an image below. Select "Save Target As" or "Save Link As." Choose a location for the file (i.e., Desktop or My Documents) and hit "Save."

Clothesline Project Video

Make the Connection

Length: 03:15

Clothesline Project Video

Clothesline Project Video

Length: 03:12

Women Veterans Need You

Women Veterans Need You

Length: 02:11

She Wore These: It's our job to give her the best care anywhere.

She Wore These

Length: 1:03

New Patient Welcome Video

New Patient Welcome Video

Length: 04:18

Highlights from the 2011 National Women Veterans Summit

Highlights from the 2011 National Women Veterans Summit

Length: 04:07

Women Veteran Stories of Service

Visit the Women Veteran Stories of Service Library


You Served, You Deserve Video

You Served, You Deserve

Length: 06:36


Best Care Anywhere Video

The Best Care Anywhere

Length: 05:09

In Their Words

VA is building a library that documents women in the United States Armed Forces, from their significant contributions to national safety and security to the ongoing challenges faced during their service and after returning to civilian life. Click on the images below to see and hear these Stories of Service from women Veterans, in their own words.

Amy Otzel 
Amy Otzel, U.S. Army
YouTube version*†

Cindy Stivers 
Cindy Stivers, U.S. Marine Corps
YouTube version*†

Donna Barbisch 
Donna Barbisch, U.S. Army
YouTube version*†

Ginger Miller 
Ginger Miller, U.S. Navy
YouTube version*†

Lenell Kittlitz 
Lenell Kittlitz, U.S. Coast Guard
YouTube version*†

Kathy Silvia 
Kathy Silvia, U.S. Army
YouTube version*†

Dorothy Carskadon 
Dorothy Carskadon, U.S. Army Reserve
YouTube version*†

Yesenia Covarrubias 
Yesenia Covarrubias, U.S. Army Reserve
YouTube version*†

Linda Schwartz 
Linda Schwartz, U.S. Air Force
YouTube version*†

Pamela Smith-Beatty

Pamela Smith-Beatty, U.S. Air Force
YouTube version*†

Zola Ferguson

Zola Ferguson, U.S. Air Force
YouTube version*†

Peggy Mikelonis 

Peggy Mikelonis, U.S. Army Nurse Corps
YouTube version*†

Vivian Greeno

Vivian Greeno, U.S. Navy
YouTube version*†

Katrina Goldby

Katrina Goldby, U.S. Army Reserve
YouTube version*†

Brigadier General Wilma Vaught
Brigadier General Wilma Vaught, U.S. Air Force
YouTube version*†

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