Women Veterans

Women Veterans Committee Update May/June 2018

May 23, 2018

BY KATE O’HARE-PALMER, CHAIR According to the last study by Service Women’s Action Network, the top priorities for women veterans include mental health, financial stability, and connecting to a community of fellow women veterans. Their…

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Kate O'Hare-Palmer, Women Veterans Committee Chair

Women Veterans Committee Update January/February 2018

February 28, 2018

BY KATE O’HARE-PALMER, CHAIR Last year, in the aftermath of hurricanes, floods, and wildfires, we saw many chapter members stand up to help VVA members and their communities. The recovery will be long. Last Veterans…

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Kate O'Hare-Palmer, Women Veterans Committee Chair

Women Veterans Committee Update November/December 2017

January 18, 2018

The Women Veterans Committee aim to work on distributing more information on MST claims; getting to know more of the members’ history; providing details on how someone can become a special advisor; and connecting more…

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Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame

Congratulations to 2 Members Named to Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame

January 9, 2018

Blanche Aviles Casey, of VVA Chapter 930 in Xenia, Ohio and David W. Taylor, of VVA Chapter 385 in Medina, Ohio were among the Class of 2017 honorees to the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame. …

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Grace Moore. Photo courtesy, Kimberly Paynter, WHYY

Combat Nurses In Pennsylvania Recount Vietnam Experiences

September 15, 2017

It’s been more than 40 years since the Vietnam War ended. But for the combat nurses who served there, the details remain as sharp in their minds as the needles they used to help patients…

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Increasing Numbers Lead to Greater VA Focus

July 27, 2017

The VA's motto, “to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan” seems very dated to women veterans.  (more…)

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Better Support for Sexual Harassment Complaints Needed

June 22, 2017

The DoD annual Report on Sexual Harassment and Violence in the Military Service Academies, 2015-2016 was released mid-March.  (more…)

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Chapter 227 Prevents Eviction During Holidays

January 18, 2017

Prompt action and a grant by Chapter 227 prevented the eviction of a woman veteran from the apartment she shares with her three children in Arlington, VA  just before Christmas. The financial emergency was due…

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Women Veterans Committee Update July/August 2016

July 25, 2016

On Memorial Day I was on the National Mall helping at the VVA tent. We met many VVA members and made new friends. I attended ceremonies at the Tomb of the Unknowns and at the…

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Military women with rifles

Military Organizations Taking ‘Man’ Out of Job Titles

June 27, 2016

Military service organizations are changing some job titles to reflect their more inclusive policies and gender-neutral job positions. In December, Defense Secretary Ash Carter ordered all military jobs to be open to women. Today, 'firemen'…

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