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Women Veterans Make History

March is Women’s History Month. Throughout March, VA is proud to salute women Veterans for their accomplishments and contributions to the United States military and society. Generations of women Veterans have honorably served in the military. They have become four star generals, commanded ships, earned the Medal of Honor, and piloted space shuttles.

Their success does not stop when they take off their uniform. They continue to serve as leaders of non-profits, government, businesses and communities.

As we celebrate women Veterans, we want to ‘Respect, Reflect, Recognize’ the long and distinguished history of their service to our country. Women have served in the United States military since 1775. During the Revolutionary War, courageous women served in combat. More than 400 women fought in the Union and Confederate armies during the Civil War.

During World War I, approximately 35,000 women served. In World War II, 140,000 women served in the U.S. Army and the Women's Army Corps, and over 1,000 women flew aircraft for the Women's Airforce Service Pilots.

During the Vietnam War, 7,000 American military women served in Southeast Asia, the majority of them nurses.

Some 40,000 American military women were deployed during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. About 280,000 women have served in Afghanistan or Iraq since September 11, 2001.  

VA is grateful for their service and committed to providing women Veterans the care and services they have earned and deserve.

There are more than two million women Veterans. Women are the fastest growing group in the Veteran population.

VA’s approach to health care is unique for women Veterans. Women Veterans are assigned one Designated Women’s Health Provider to coordinate care, and provide primary care and gender specific care.

VA’s medical staffs are experts in providing medical care and services beyond primary care, including mammography, gynecology, breast and cervical cancer screening, military sexual trauma-related care, and counseling. In addition, VA offers maternity care coordination and maternity and newborn services through care in the community.

Resources:

Center for Women Veterans

Veterans Health Administration

Explore VA

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Story of the Female Yeoman - Archives.gov

Women in WWI - Smithsonian


 

Women Veterans Make History 2017

Respect, Reflect, Recognize
Dimensions: 11x17" (2.2 MB, PDF)
Dimensions: 8.5 x11" (1.5 MB, PDF)
Dimensions: 1280x720 (0.23 MB, JPG)

Women's History Month 2017
 

Women Veterans Make History 2016

Women Veterans Make History: Recognizing the Generations of Women in Service.
Dimensions: 11x17" (2.2 MB, PDF)
Dimensions: 8.5 x11" (1.5 MB, PDF)
Dimensions: 1280x720 (0.23 MB, JPG)

 

Women's History Month 2016
 

Women Veterans Make History 2015


Women Veterans Make History: A
(3.2 MB, PDF)
Dimensions: 11x17"
Dimensions: 8.5 x11"
Dimensions: 16:9"

 

Thumbnail of Outreach Poster A
Women Veterans Make History: A1
(2.7 MB, PDF)
Dimensions: 11x17"
Dimensions: 8.5 x11"

 


Thumbnail of Outreach Poster: B1

Women Veterans Make History 2014


Women Veterans Make History Poster: A
(2 MB, PDF)
Dimensions: 11x17"
Dimensions: 8.5 x11"
Dimensions: 16:9"

 

Thumbnail of Outreach Poster: Women Veterans Make History.
Women Veterans Make History Poster: B
(2.6 MB, PDF)
Dimensions: 11x17"
Dimensions: 8.5 x11"
Dimensions: 16:9"

 

Thumbnail of Outreach Poster: She's a Veteran. Today and every day.

 

Women Veterans Make History Poster: C
(516 KB, PDF)
Dimensions: 11x17"
Dimensions: 8.5 x11"
Dimensions: 16:9"

 

Thumbnail of Outreach Poster I: Women Veterans, Make Your Own History

 

Women Veterans Make History Poster: D
(595 KB, PDF)
Dimensions: 11x17"
Dimensions: 8.5 x11"
Dimensions: 16:9"

 

Thumbnail of Outreach Poster II: Women Veterans, Make Your Own History

 

Women Veterans Make History Poster: E
(516 KB, PDF)
Dimensions: 11x17"
Dimensions: 8.5 x11"
Dimensions: 16:9"

 

Thumbnail of Outreach Poster I: Women Veterans, Make Your Own History

 

Women Veterans Make History
(2 MB, PDF)
Dimensions: 11x17"

 

Thumbnail of Outreach Poster: Women Veterans Make History.

 

She's a Vet, today and every day
(2.6 MB, PDF)
Dimensions: 11x17"

 

Thumbnail of Outreach Poster: She's a Veteran. Today and every day.

 

Make Your Own History I
(516 KB, PDF)
Dimensions: 11x17"

 

Thumbnail of Outreach Poster I: Women Veterans, Make Your Own History

 

Make Your Own History II
(595 KB, PDF)
Dimensions: 11x17"

 

Thumbnail of Outreach Poster II: Women Veterans, Make Your Own History

Across Time

Thumbnail of Women's History Poster Across Time: She served so that we could live free. Salute Women's History Month.
(3.1 MB, PDF)
Number: 10-374
Dimensions: 11" x 17"

 

Today

Thumbnail of Women's History Poster Today: She served so that we could live free. Salute Women's History Month.
(749.2 KB, PDF)
Number: 10-372
Dimensions: 11" x 17"

 

1991

Thumbnail of Women's History Poster Desert Storm: She served so that we could live free. Salute Women's History Month
(952.8 KB, PDF)
Number: 10-370
Dimensions: 11" x 17"

 

1971

Thumbnail of Women's History Poster Vietnam: She served so that we could live free. Salute Women's History Month
(415.1 KB, PDF)
Number: 10-368
Dimensions: 11" x 17"

 

1967

Thumbnail of Women's History Poster 1967: She served so that we could live free. Salute Women's History Month.
(835.6 KB, PDF)
Number: 10-366
Dimensions: 11" x 17"

 

1944

Thumbnail of Women's History Poster World War II: She served so that we could live free. Salute Women's History Month.
(1 MB, PDF)
Number: 10-364
Dimensions: 11" x 17"

 

1917

Thumbnail of Women's History Poster World War I: She served so that we could live free. Salute Women's History Month
(411.2 KB, PDF)
Number: 10-362
Dimensions: 11" x 17"

 

Smaller versions of these posters are available on the VHA Forms and Publications Web site. Women Veterans Health Care has also created a series of women's health outreach campaigns and other tools and resources for women Veterans.

About Women Veterans

Women are now the fastest-growing subgroup of U.S. Veterans. The number of women Veterans is expected to increase dramatically in the next 10 years, and VA health care services are in high demand by the women Veterans of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. The Department of Veterans Affairs understands the health care needs of women Veterans and is committed to meeting these needs. Women Veterans served and they deserve the best quality care. Learn more about VA health care services for women Veterans.

 

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