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Veteran of the Day...Elise Hackstall

10/15/2018 #VeteranOfTheDay Army Veteran Elise Hackstall

We honor your service, Elise!

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Please join VA’s Center for Women Veterans in recognizing the strength and resiliency of Breast Cancer survivors by wearing pink (on Fridays all month)!!

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VA News Release

VA Marks Suicide Prevention Month in September with 'Be There' Campaign

Initiative urges communities to support at-risk Veterans through simple actions.

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U.S. Army Veteran Martha Chavez

Hardships to Championships - Disabled Army Veteran Aims for Greatness in Archery

She met resistance from her father when she decided to enlist in the U.S. Army in 1984.

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Women Veteran Athletes Initiative

Women Veteran AthletesTo raise national awareness of the service, diversity, and resilience of women Veterans, CWV will host an exhibit featuring 10 women Veteran Athletes which will travel to VA facilities nationwide.  We hope to increase awareness of women Veterans, both in VA and in the public, and to encourage women Veterans to choose VA to support their health and wellness goals.

Women Veterans Art Exhibit

Women Veterans Art by Deveon SudduthArt displays created by 10 women Veterans were featured at ten VA medical facilities across the country in March during Women’s History Month.  Several of the exhibits are now traveling to new sites each month.  On this page, you can see when it may be at a site near you, listen to podcasts with some of the artists, read news coverage of the initiative, and more!

Challenging Preconceived Notions of Women Veterans

“I’m the Veteran, not the Veteran’s wife.”

She served in the Navy for 33 years, but this woman has had enough of the gender biases faced by women in uniform.  Learn more »

#VeteranOfTheDay - Nominate a Veteran Today!

#VeteranOfTheDay BannerVeteran 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 »