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Veteran of the Day...Gordena Lane

03/26/2017 #VeteranOfTheDay Gordena Lane

We honor your service, Gordena!

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Women Veteran Art

Veteran Artists Work Highlighted at VA During Women’s History Month

Art by 10 women Veterans is being displayed at 10 VA medical centers nationwide with support from Veterans Canteen Service and First Data.

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100th Anniversary of World War I

Women Veterans Make History

VA is proud to salute women Veterans for their accomplishments and contributions to the United States military and society.

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Creative Arts ... draw, write, dance, act, sing, play

Creative Arts

VA medical facilities use art therapy as one form of rehabilitative treatment to help Veterans recover from and cope with physical and emotional disabilities.

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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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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Health Awareness Month

Let's Talk! LGBT Health Awareness Month

March is designated LGBT Health Awareness Month at VA, a month-long observance to bring awareness to the unique health needs and disparities of the LGBT community.’ On average, LGBT-identified Americans experience higher rates of cancer, obesity, HIV/AIDS, and mental illness than their heterosexual or cisgender counterparts.  Learn more »

2017 National Women Veterans Summit

Women Veterans Summit

Due to unforeseen circumstances the date for the summit must be changed to a later date.  As soon as the new date is set, information will be posted here once it is available.