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Veterans Day - November 11, 2020 | Honoring All Who Served

Calling all Women who Served

November is National Veterans and Military Families Month and we invite you to send photographs of yourself and other women Veterans.

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Veteran of the Day...Mary F. Scherer Koenke

10/25/2020 #VeteranOfTheDay Army Veteran Mary F. Scherer Koenke

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VetXL Veterans Experience Live | Woman Veteran Series with Acting Deputy Secretary Pamela Powers

Q/A from the Women Veteran Series chat events

Questions on business resources, yoga, acupuncture, military sexual trauma, claims, appeals, reproductive and women health services

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From the desk of the Executive Director

From the desk of the Executive Director

June is a busy month as we bring awareness to PTSD, recognize Pride Month, and celebrate Women Veterans Day.

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From the Secretary
Secretary Wilkie Image“This is your Veterans Affairs Department. The doors are open. We will be making changes to make sure that the needs of our fighting women are taken care of, and that the Department of Veterans Affairs will be walking with you into the rest of the twenty-first century.”
Women and VA

Acting Deputy Secretary Powers ImageVA Deputy Secretary Pamela Powers recently hosted a series of chats and live events that focused on women Veterans and supporting the “Whole Woman Veteran.” Topics included: Mental Health & Suicide Prevention; Military Sexual Trauma; Reproductive Health; Caregiver Support; Survivor’s Assistance; Whole Health and Community Care; Benefits, Education, and Memorial Affairsl; Employment and Small Business; Appeals; Military Spouse Resources. Get more information »

On June 23, 2020, the VA Acting Deputy Secretary Pamela Powers and U.S. Air Force Veteran hosted a Women Veterans Forum. The topic was Evolving and Improving Women Veterans Support and Access in a Virtual Environment during COVID-19.

VA Women’s Health Transition Training
Collage of women Veterans and service membersThe Women’s Health Services Office at the Department of Veterans Affairs, in conjunction with the Department of Defense, is hosting a Women’s Health Transition Training. The training will provide servicewomen with a deeper understanding of the women’s health services available to them within the VA health care system. Learn more »
VA MISSION Act – Increasing Veterans’ access to health care
Female doctor and nurse with female patientThe MISSION Act strengthens VA’s ability to deliver trusted, easy to access, high quality care at VA facilities, virtually through telehealth, and in your community. That means you get the care and services you need, where and when you need them. Learn more »
I Am Not Invisible Virtual Exhibit
Captain May Alm, U.S. Army Veteran 1942-1045, Nurse Corps-WWII Veteran Omaha BeachThere are roughly 2 million living women Veterans, and many VA Central Office employees who are women Veterans. By spotlighting the many faces of this diverse and important segment of the Veteran community, I Am Not Invisible aims to increase awareness and dialogue about women Veterans, as well as open viewers’ eyes to the myriad levels of expertise of Veterans serving Veterans. 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 »

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