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Center for Women Veterans (CWV)


Messages from the Center

Center for Women Veterans - Pride, Patriotism, Service - Women Veterans Program

Women are one of the fastest growing subgroup of Veterans, and we are signing up for VA health care and benefits at higher rates than ever before.  However, women frequently report that they feel invisible as Veterans, both within and outside VA.  That’s why one of the core components of the mission of the Center for Women Veterans is to advocate for cultural transformation to raise awareness about the service and sacrifice of women Veterans.  We will share stories of interest to women Veterans and supporters here on a regular basis.  Please check back often, or sign up to receive updates.  Together, we can ensure our voices are heard and our stories are recognized as an integral part of American history.

Prior Years Messages

Celebrating 70 Years of Equal Service and Pay On the Anniversary of the Women’s Armed Services Integration Act [June 29, 2018]

Veterans Radio [June 11, 2018]

VA Advisory Committee on Women Veterans Welcomes New Members [June 7, 2018]

As VA’s National Baby Shower Winds Down, Services for Women Veterans will Continue to Ramp Up [May 15, 2018]

Women Veterans Must Be Recognized says Center for Women Vets Director [May 7, 2018]

Veteran Living with Multiple Sclerosis Finds Sense of Well Being with VA Adaptive Sports [May 1, 2018 - Guest Blog]

VA’s Nationwide Baby Shower for Veterans [April 18, 2018 - Guest Blog]

First Data Veteran of the Game [April 13, 2018 - Guest Blog]

VA to Host Nationwide ‘Baby Shower’ in Celebration of Mother’s Day [April 10, 2018 - Guest Blog]

ICYMI: #ExploreVA Facebook Live Event on VA Health Care For Women Veterans [March 29, 2018 - Guest Blog]

Veteran Athlete Credits Sports with Preparing Her for a Career in the Male-Dominated Field [March 29, 2018 - Guest Blog]

[Podcast] #91 Sarah Holzhalb – Coast Guard Veteran, Athlete and Team RWB Relationships Manager [March 28, 2018 - Guest Blog]

[Podcast] #90 Candice Caesar – Army Veteran, Athlete and Team RWB Member [March 21, 2018 - Guest Blog]

Veteran Finds Empowerment, Sense of Family Through Adaptive Sports [March 20, 2018 - Guest Blog]

Army Veteran Finds Triathlon Racing Brings Joy, Emotional Boost During Tough Times [March 14, 2018 - Guest Blog]

[Podcast] #89 Mila Dimal - Navy Veteran, Athlete and Team RWB Chapter Leader [March 14, 2018 - Guest Blog]

VA’s Women Veteran Athletes’ Initiative Takes the Field at a New York Mets Game [March 7, 2018]

[Podcast] #88 Bernardine Donato – Navy & Air Force Veteran, Athlete and Team RWB Leader [March 7, 2018 - Guest blog]

Veteran Athlete Discovers Perseverance Leads to Success Despite Defeat [March 2, 2018 - Guest blog]

Veteran Athlete Lives Life on Her Own Terms Despite Two Autoimmune Disorders [March 1, 2018 - Guest blog]

VA’s Center for Women Veterans to Highlight, Connect and Inform Women Veterans Through Outreach and Social Media [February 28, 2018]

New Initiative Aims to Raise Awareness of Women as Veterans [February 23, 2018]

[Podcast] #81: Benefits Breakdown – Center for Women Veterans [January 29, 2018 - Guest Blog]

[Podcast] #79 Danielle Corazza – Army Veteran, National Outreach Coordinator, Center for Women Veterans [January 17, 2018 - Guest Blog]

Women Veterans Featured at Student Veterans of America’s 2018 National Conference [January 17, 2018]

New Members Appointed to VA Advisory Committee on Women Veterans [January 3, 2018]

Information From Focus Groups Can Change the Way VA Delivers Health Care to Women Veterans [December 21, 2017]

Women Marines Honored During National Inspirational Role Models Month [December 5, 2017]

VA’s Center for Women Veterans Joins the 100 Million Healthier Lives Movement [November 24, 2017]

VA Advisory Committee on Women Veterans Visits Oklahoma [November 14, 2017 - Guest Blog]

Breast Cancer Awareness Should Be a Year-Round Effort for Women Veterans [November 6, 2017]

VA Mammogram Guidelines:  When, Where, and What They Mean [October 19, 2017 - Guest Blog]

Cyber Seminars Developed from the 2017 National Women Veterans Summit Coming Oct. 23 [October 11, 2017]

VA Provides Comprehensive Care for Women Veterans [October 3, 2017 - Guest Blog]

#BeThere:  Committing Yourself to Prevent Suicide Among Women Veterans [September 18, 2017]

VA Makes Strides in Serving Women Veterans [August 18, 2017]

Take a Sneak Peak at the 2017 National Women Veterans Summit [August 18, 2017]

Art Exhibit Travels to the Women’s Memorial in Arlington, Virginia [July 25, 2017]

VA Partners with State Coordinators to Better Serve Women Veterans [July 5, 2017]

Changes to MST-Related PTSD Claims Processing Means More Help for Veterans [June 26, 2017]

Registration Open for 2017 National Women Veterans Summit, August 25-26 in Houston [June 19, 2017 - Top Story]

VA Partners with New York’s School of Visual Arts to Promote Cultural Transformation [June 9, 2017]

Learning From 100 Years Of Women At War:  One Veteran’s Perspective [May 23, 2017 - Guest Blog]

100 years later: Remembering the first American casualties of World War I [May 20, 2017 - Guest Blog]

‘Operation Shower’ Supports Military Moms-To-Be [May 9, 2017]

A Look at Some of the VA Programs MST Survivors Chose to Help Them Recover [May 2, 2017 - Secretary’s Blog]

VA Resources Meet Unique Needs Of At-Risk Or Homeless Women Veterans [April 25, 2017]

VA Highlighting Ways to Help MST Survivors During Sexual Assault Awareness Month [April 19, 2017]

Women Veterans Art Exhibits Featured at 10 Starbucks Locations [April 12, 2017]

A Marine’s reflection of Women’s History Month 2017 [April 4, 2017]

ICYMI:  Looking Back on VA’s Month-Long Celebration of Women Veterans and Their Contributions to the Nation [April 3, 2017]

ICYMI:  #ExploreVA Facebook Live Tour of Health Care Resources for Women Veterans [March 31, 2017]

VA’s National Cemetery Administration Pays Tribute to Women Veterans Interred at Its 135 Cemeteries [March 22, 2017]

Veteran Artists Work Highlighted at VA During Women’s History Month [March 13, 2017]

VA Offers Free Military Sexual Trauma Health Care Services to Veterans Regardless of Service-Connected Status [March 10, 2017 - Top Story]

Women Veterans Participation in the Million Veteran Program Vital to Improved Care [March 3, 2017]

Focus Forward Fellowship Helps Women Veterans Building Community and Confidence [February 28, 2017]

VA Goes Red for Support Women’s Heart Health [February 21, 2017]

Center for Women Veterans Announces 10 Artists Whose Work will be On Display at VA Medical Centers Across the Country [February 7, 2017]

Announcing Locations for 2017 Women Veterans Art Exhibit [January 13, 2017]

UPDATED:  2017 National Women Veterans Summit in Dallas, Texas to be Rescheduled [January 12, 2017]

Remembering a Patriot: Lt. Col. Luta “Cornie” McGrath [01/10/2017]

New Members Appointed to VA Advisory Committee on Women Veterans [January 3, 2017]

Words Matter:  Center for Women Veterans Aims to Inspire a New Generation [December 28, 2016]

VA Center, Veteran Artist Program to Highlight Women Veteran Artists [December 6, 2016]

State of Women Veterans (SOWV):  Women Veterans Interactive Partners with VA to Serve Women Veterans [November 9, 2016]

SOWV:  Women Veterans More Likely to Complete a Degree with VA Education Benefits [November 2, 2016]

SOWV:  Employment and Women Veterans [October 26, 2016]

SOWV:  About 10 Percent of VA Home Loans are Made to Women Veterans [October 19, 2016]

SOWV:  VA Women’s Health Care More Proactive in Some Areas of Care Than Private Sector [October 12, 2016]

SOWV:  Burial and Memorial Benefits [October 5, 2016]

SOWV:  The Veterans Experience at VA [September 28, 2016]

SOWV:  How Vet Centers Can Make a Difference [Septembre 21, 2016]

SOWV:  VA aggressively implementing measures to prevent suicide among Veterans [September 14, 2016]

SOWV:  Know when to apply for disability compensation [September 7, 2016]

The Importance of Capturing the Stories of Women Veterans [September 1, 2016]

The State of Women Veterans Campaign Focuses on Issues Impacting Women Veterans [August 31, 2016]

Celebrating the Women Veterans Whose Courage and Sacrifice Help Demonstrate Equality [August 26, 2016]

Updated Website Connects Women Veterans to VA News, Resources [August 15, 2016]

VA, DOL Discuss Women Veterans Initiatives at DAV Convention [August 4, 2016]

Focusing on Women Veterans at Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) National Convention [July 26, 2016]

VHA Mini-Residency Program Focuses on Providing Mental Health Services for Women Veterans [July 15, 2016]

Female Veteran Suicide Prevention Act Signed Into Law [July 6, 2016]

New partnership provides free mentorships to women Veterans [June 23, 2016]

Reaching out to women Veterans:  VA launches partnership with LeanIn.Org [June 6, 2016]

Serving as the New Director of the Center for Women Veterans [May 16, 2016]

VA Launches New Outreach Campaign Focused on Women Veterans and Self-Identification [December 1, 2015]

2014 Women Veteran Leader Champions of Change [March 25, 2014]

Women Veteran Resources

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