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'The Hello Girls' Chronicles The Women Who Fought For America — And For Recognition

They were the "Hello Girls" — a cadre of patriotic women who volunteered when the U.S. Army realized that the war would be won or lost on the Allies' ability to exploit the new technology of telephone communication. They were brave. They were resourceful. But when they returned home, they discovered to their dismay that, according to the United States government at least, there was one thing they most certainly were not: veterans. Learn more.

ICYMI: #ExploreVA Facebook Live tour of health care resources for Women Veterans

On March 23, VA and Disabled American Veterans (DAV) co-hosted a Facebook Live video tour of the D.C. VA Medical Center Women’s Health Clinic to discuss these services and more. Experts from VA and DAV then answered questions and directed Veterans to available resources. Learn more.

Veteran artists work highlighted at VA during Women’s History Month

In honor of Women’s History Month, VA’s Center for Women Veterans partnered with Veteran Artist Program (VAP) to display art by 10 women Veterans at 10 VA medical centers nationwide with support from Veterans Canteen Service and First Data. Learn more.


VA to Provide Fertility Counseling and Treatment for Certain Veterans and Spouses

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today that it is amending its regulation regarding fertility counseling and treatment available to eligible Veterans and spouses. Learn more.


After Fire: The Challenges Facing Women Veterans

“Every day is Veteran’s Day,” says a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) team in After Fire, a documentary by Brittany Huckabee.

They are canvassing Capitol Hill on behalf of top issues impacting those who have served.  Learn More*



U.S. House to Vote on Act Named after Milbridge Veteran Ruth Moore

The U.S. house is scheduled to vote today on the Ruth Moore Act, named after a Milbridge woman and veteran who battled for more than two decades to get VA compensation for disabilities caused by two rapes while she was in the military.  Learn More*

Group Holds First Meeting for Women Veterans

A group of women veterans gathered together on Saturday. Chandra York of the newly formed Facebook group "Southern Oregon Women Veterans" wanted to get them together and combined with others to make it happen.  Learn More*

Soldiering on with Soldier On:  Program Helps Women Veterans Build Lives

A rocky path led veteran Mary Wilson to the doorstep of the Soldier On Women’s Program. “The gift of desperation,” she calls it.

A former U.S. Marine Corps private, Wilson in July moved into the transitional housing program located on the grounds of the VA medical center. After years of struggle, she says, she finally feels like she has a base on which to build a life.  Learn More*

Washington, D.C. VA Medical Center Reaches Out to Women Veterans with "Ladies' Night"

Women veterans have the opportunity to see what the Washington, D.C. VA Medical Center has to offer regarding comprehensive healthcare.  Learn More*

'Stand Up and Be Counted'

Local veterans got the chance to add their voices to a project that seeks to identify issues specifically facing female veterans, and work toward solutions to them here in Alaska.  Learn More*

Why so Many Women Veterans are Homeless

When people imagine homeless veterans, their mental image is almost inevitably male. However, as the number of women serving in the military has increased, female veterans have become the fastest growing demographic in America’s homeless community. Just as with male veterans, these service members struggle to transition to civilian life, and some grapple with unemployment and homelessness.  Learn More*

‘After Fire’ and Women Veterans’ Complicated Road to Healing Trauma

Like everyone who deals with trauma, women veterans who return to the U.S. after serving in the military have their own ways of healing.  Learn More*

ABCCM Agrees to Offer Equal Services to Women Veterans

A local Christian ministry has settled a gender discrimination case with the federal government, agreeing to ensure it offers the same job training and housing to female veterans that it does for males.  Learn More*

Former Marine Pens Book about Surviving Sexual Assault

Semper Fidelis,” the motto of the United States Marine Corps, means “always faithful.”

That was 20-year-old Michelle Capucci’s mindset when she signed up in 1966. Now 70, the Great Bridge resident, who grew up in St. Petersburg, Florida, decided at an early age that the military would be in her future.  Learn More*

Veterans Corner: VA, Women Veterans Launch 'I Serve' Campaign

The Department of Veterans Affairs partnered with Lean In Women Veterans to launch the campaign “I Serve” in efforts to highlight women veterans who have answered the call to duty. The campaign aspires to promote the diversity of women veterans and celebrate the many accomplishments they have had in our military.  Learn More*

Volunteers Form Symbolic Pink Ribbon at VA Medical Center for Breast Cancer Awareness

From above, it looked like a string of waving hands surrounded in pink.

At ground level, it was actually 50 volunteers participating in the Martinsburg VA Medical Center’s third annual Pink Ribbon Breast Cancer Awareness event Thursday, standing in unison to form a symbolic pink ribbon on the center’s front lawn to create the ultimate aerial group selfie.  Learn More*

Veterans Affairs Will Begin Covering IVF and Adoption Costs for Wounded Veterans

The Department of Veterans Affairs will begin covering costs for in vitro fertilization and adoptions for combat-wounded veterans struggling with infertility because of their injuries, giving thousands of young veteran families fresh hope at starting a family, advocates say.  Learn More*

VA Offers Suicide Prevention for Women Vets

When we go through changes in life, it’s often hard to adjust to a new normal. For those who’ve served in the armed forces, things they’ve experienced as well as moving from military to civilian can be extremely tough.  Learn More*

Taking Military Sexual Trauma Seriously

One California court system is working to address the challenges facing women veterans, still coping with abuse they endured during their service.  Learn More*

Luncheon Notes Appreciation for Military Women

The Jerry Ambrose Veteran Council and Kingman Elks Lodge jointly sponsored a Military Women Appreciation Luncheon on Aug. 9 at the Elks Lodge. Learn More*

Houston VA Expanding Programs to Help Women Veterans

More women veterans live in Texas than in any other state and the number keeps getting bigger.  Learn More*

Women Veterans are Seeking Specialized License Plate

The McGuire VA Medical Center in Richmond is organizing an effort to have a special license plate for Virginia's women veterans.  Learn More*

Women Veterans Take Key Roles at the Party Conventions

Women veterans have become a key talking point at both political conventions this month, but community leaders say that attention alone won’t be enough to address the challenges facing their population.  Learn More*

Congress’s Four Female Combat Veterans are Speaking up on Military Issues

There are now four female combat veterans in Congress.

And they have something to say about the changing face of the Armed Forces, which is officially open to women joining combat units across the board.  Learn More*

VA Medical Center Hosts Baby Shower For Veteran Moms

The Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks hosted a baby shower today for expectant and new moms who are veterans or spouses of veterans. 

Only 20 Percent of Women Veterans in Region Receives Service from VA

More than ever before women are joining the military.

But many of them don't realize that the VA offers services for women just as much as for men.  Learn More*

Psychological Scars Increase Risk of Suicide Among Women Veterans

The casualty reports crossed Army Spc. Victoria Lampton’s desk on a daily basis, but the grim reality of her tour in Afghanistan didn’t grip her until death papers for one of her closest friends landed in her inbox.  Learn More*