Women Veterans

VVA Women Veterans Legacy. A conversation with Kate & Marsha.

September 20, 2018

This is a Vietnam Veterans of America Women Veterans Legacy video. A conversation with Kate O'Hare-Palmer, VVA Chair of the Women Veterans Committee and Marsha Four, VVA Vice President. They discuss their tours of duty…

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Hope for Homeless Veterans

September 20, 2018

Sandy Miller, U.S. Navy veteran tells us about her 21 years of working with homeless veterans in Philadelphia, PA. Sandy is the Chair of the Homeless Veterans Committee for the Vietnam Veterans of America.

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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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