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Women Veteran Athletes Initiative

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To raise national awareness of the service, diversity, and resilience of women Veterans, in March 2018 VA’s Center for Women Veterans will host an exhibit featuring 10 women Veteran Athletes in 10 VAMCs nationwide, after which it will travel to additional facilities.  In partnership with Team Red, White & Blue (Team RWB), a nonprofit that hosts regular fitness, social, and community service events nationwide, we will display high-quality posters with photos of the women Veterans taken by Stacy Pearsall of the Veterans Portrait Project.  By highlighting these 10 inspiring women, 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.  The Veterans Canteen Service, Comcast NBCUniversal, and Semper Fi Fund External link to a non-government website are supporters of this initiative.

Meet the 10 Women Veteran Athletes

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Our nonprofit partner Team RWB features five additional women Veteran athletes on their gallery of images.  Get inspired!

Where is the exhibit heading?

[Podcast] #90 Candice Caesar – Army Veteran, Athlete and Team RWB Member
March 21, 2018 – Candice Caesar joined the US Army as a personnel actions specialist, excited to serve her country.  Read more »

Veteran Finds Empowerment, Sense of Family Through Adaptive Sports
March 20, 2018 – Ivanna Brown is a half-British, half-Jamaican Air Force Veteran who joined the military on a green card before earning her U.S. citizenship.  Read more »

Army Veteran Finds Triathlon Racing Brings Joy, Emotional Boost During Tough Times
March 14, 2018 – Courage and ambition have never been in short supply for Army Veteran Indira Glennon.  Read more »

[Podcast] #89 Mila Dimal - Navy Veteran, Athlete and Team RWB Chapter Leader
March 14, 2018 – Mila Dimal served as an aviation mechanic in the US Navy and Navy Reserves, retiring after 20 years of service.  Read more »

VA’s Women Veteran Athletes’ Initiative Takes the Field at a New York Mets Game
March 7, 2018 – Sometimes, life works out in such a serendipitous way.  Read more »

[Podcast] #88 Bernardine Donato – Navy & Air Force Veteran, Athlete and Team RWB Leader
March 7, 2018 – Bernardine “Bernie” Donato is a Navy and Air Force Veteran that lives life to the fullest and on her own terms.  Read more »

Veteran Athlete Discovers Perseverance Leads to Success Despite Defeat
March 2, 2018 – My journey through sport, as in life, has been a work in progress.  Read more »

Veteran Athlete Lives Life on Her Own Terms Despite Two Autoimmune Disorders
March 1, 2018 – The term athlete was not a word that came to mind when I think of my journey in sports and fitness.  Read more »

New initiative aims to raise awareness of women as Veterans
February 23, 2018 – I am thrilled to announce the launch of the 2018 Women Veteran Athletes Initiative.  Read more »


Women Veteran Athletes Initiative Photography Exhibit Opening
March 2, 2018 – The Initiative Exhibit will be on display at the Atlanta VA Medical Center the entire month of March in the Pharmacy Corridor, First Floor.  Read more »

Women Veteran Athletes Celebrated for Women’s History Month
March 1, 2018 – This March, Women’s History Month, Team Red, White & Blue is proud to partner with the Department of Veteran Affairs’ Center for Women’s Veterans, on the Women Veteran Athletes Initiative, presented by Comcast NBCUniversal.  Read more »

For Women’s History Month, VA to Showcase Stories of 10 Women Veteran Athletes
February 14, 2018 – From distance runners to cyclists, the stories of 10 women Veteran athletes will be displayed at U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Centers around the country in March, to coincide with Women’s History Month.  Read more »

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In partnership with Comcase NBC Universal, Veterans Portrait Project, Veterans Canteen Service, and Semper Fi Fund