Women Veterans

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 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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Women in Vietnam War

Women Veterans Committee Update May/June 2016

May 31, 2016

During the Women Veterans Committee meeting, Dr. Kathryn Magruder presented results from the VA National Retrospective Health Study for Vietnam Women Veterans. More than five thousand women who served in Vietnam, other places in Southeast…

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Women Veterans Committee Update March/April 2016

March 21, 2016

WV-2 Medical Treatment of Women Veterans by VA: The VA has made many innovations and improvements over the past thirty years, but concerns remain about its services to women veterans. The committee has stressed that women…

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PTSD & Substance Abuse Committee Update January/February 2016

February 19, 2016

VVA’s Committee on PTSD and Substance Abuse recognizes—and will do what they can to help—the underserved and under-publicized struggles damaging their sisters-in-arms. The realities of PTSD and Military Sexual Trauma, the ravages of substance abuse, and the…

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The Silent Wounds Of War

April 21, 2015

BY KATE O’HARE-PALMER “It’s OK. You are safe now. Everything is going to be alright.” These are the words that many of us said to the wounded during the war. And these were the promises…

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