Center for Women Veterans (CWV)
06/27/2022 #VeteranOfTheDay Army Veteran Nicole Kerkenbush
We honor her service.
Medallion of Strength: Celebrating Women Veterans
A tangible way to identify and acknowledge women Veterans that celebrate their identity and contributions of service to the nation.
Center for Women Veterans Book Corner: Army Veteran Tamara D. Files
This month’s Women Veteran Authors Book Corner author is U.S. Army Veteran Tamara D. Files, who served from 1989-to 1993.
Women Veterans Recognition Day
Dispelling the myths of Women Veterans Recognition Day.
Welcome all women Veterans, family members, caregivers, and advocates! The Center for Women Veterans’ (CWV) mission is to monitor and coordinate VA’s administration of health care, benefits, services, and programs for women Veterans. We serve as an advocate for cultural transformation and to raise awareness of the responsibility to treat women Veterans with dignity and respect to #BringWomenVeteransHome2VA.
Today’s VA is focused on the needs of women Veterans and cultural transformation. We aim to provide an environment free from harassment. VA has introduced White Ribbon, a national call to action to eliminate sexual harassment, sexual assault, and domestic violence. VA Secretary McDonough is making accountability of those who commit harassment or sexual assault an important part of creating a culture that is free from harassment and sexual assault, without fear of retaliation.
We are women Veterans proud to serve our sister Veterans and those who serve them. Stay in touch, sign up for email, follow us on Facebook and Twitter @VAWomenVets. We share information on benefits and services, events, stories, research and more. Thank you for your service!
VA offers benefits, services, and programs such as:
- Service-Connected Disability Compensation
- Home loans
- Readiness and employment services
- Small business programs with initiatives specifically for women Veteran-owned small businesses
- Burial (including pre-need eligibility)
- Life insurance
- Transition and economic development
- Education and training
- Pension for Veterans and survivors
Apply now for benefits and health care. Do you still have questions? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, call or text the Women Veterans Call Center at 1-855-829-6636 or contact a local Veteran Service Officer.
Did you know: if you need mental health services related to PTSD or other mental health conditions linked to your service (including conditions related to an experience of military sexual harassment, assault or rape) you may qualify for VA health benefits right away, even without a VA Character of Discharge review or a discharge upgrade.
If you have a less than honorable discharge you may be eligible for a discharge upgrade. Learn more »
The IANI Campaign 3.0 kicked off in August 2021 to focus on giving women Veterans a safe platform to share their memories, reflections, and thoughts through the Library of Congress Veterans History Project. Learn more about the program and how to tell your story.