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Center for Women Veterans (CWV)

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Veteran of the Day...Nominate a Veteran

Veteran of the Day has been a tradition on VA’s social media pages for more than two years now.  This daily publication is always in need of great nominations, and CWV would love to see more women Veterans featured!  If you know a Veteran who deserves to be recognized, please refer to this guide to nominate them.   Learn more »

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VA Launches Partnership with LeanIn.Org

CWV is partnering with LeanIn.Org to advance and improve the quality of life for our nation’s Women Veterans.  Our Lean In Circle initiative responds to top issues women Veterans continue to articulate to us and facilitates a stronger connection among women Veterans.  Learn more »

Messages from the Center for Women Veterans Director

Messages from the Director

Welcome!  The Center for Women’s Veterans is the national champion of women Veterans at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and is leading efforts to ensure your voice is heard.

Get the Director’s latest news and updates »

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A Resource for Female Vets

Female Veterans have a resource for information on VA health care and benefits:

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The Center for Women Veterans (CWV) was established by Congress in November 1994 by Public Law (P.L.) 103-446.  CWV monitors and coordinates VA’s administration of health care and benefits services, and programs for women Veterans.  Read more »

Advisory Committee on Women Veterans (ACWV)

Advisory Committee on Women Veterans - May 19, 2016 | Front row, left to right:  Mary Westmoreland (Chair), Robert D. Snyder (VA Chief of Staff), Kayla M. Williams (Director, Center for Women Veterans), Kailyn Bobb, Leslie N. Smith | Back row, left to right: Octavia Harris, Tia Christopher, Louisa Long Jaffe, Joyce Johnson, MD, Keith Howard-Streicher, Edna Boyd Jones, MAJ Shannon McLaughlin, LCDR Janet M. West, Patricia Hayes, PhD, Lillie Nuble

The Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) Advisory Committee on Women Veterans met on May 17-19, 2016, at VA Central Office, in Washington, DC.  The meeting included:  briefings on the Federal Advisory Committee Act, ethics, iGIANT; eating and weight related disorders among women Veterans; updates on various VA initiatives; and Committee work on recommendations for the Committee’s 2016 biennial report.

The ACWV was established in 1983 and is responsible for assessing the needs of women Veterans with respect to VA programs, reviewing these, making recommendations to the Secretary, and following up.  Learn more and access various reports generated by the Committee »

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Women Veterans Program

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