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Veteran of the Day...Mary Debra Barnes

05/24/2017 #VeteranOfTheDay Navy Veteran Mary Debra Barnes

We honor your service, Mary!

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Deck of the U.S.S. Mongolia

Remembering the First American Casualties of World War I

It was a warm Sunday afternoon on May 20, 1917, as nurses and doctors of Chicago’s Base Hospital Unit No. 12 gathered on deck of the U.S.S. Mongolia to watch Navy gunners conduct target practice.

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Mother and baby

Postpartum Depression

VA is raising awareness about postpartum depression, which affects 1 in 7 women.

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Group of women meeting in creative office

Entrepreneurship

Of 2.4 million Veteran-owned small businesses, more than 380,000 are small businesses owned by women Veterans.

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2017 Women Veterans Art Exhibit

Women Veterans Art

Art displays created by 10 women Veterans will be featured at VA medical facilities across the country in March during Women’s History Month.  See all related information »

I Am A Veteran

A group of women Veterans has come together to create a series of Public Service Announcements entitled, “I Am A Veteran.”  The purpose of their campaign is to advance the conversation about how women are seen, both in Veteran/military circles and by the general public.  All too frequently, they believe, a woman Veteran is initially dismissed as the wife or daughter of the “actual” Veteran, and they’re aiming to help change that societally-ingrained misconception.  The Veterans featured in the PSAs talk about what a Veteran looks like, what it means to be a Veteran, and some of their personal experiences with the general public’s reaction to the discovery of their Veteran status.  These PSAs are currently airing on AFN, and we’ll post them as they become available.

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2017 National Women Veterans Summit

Women Veterans Summit

The Summit will be held August 25-26, 2017, in Houston, Texas, at the Hyatt Regency Houston.  More information to follow including the start date for registration.

#VeteranOfTheDay - Nominate a Veteran Today!

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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 »