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Center for Women Veterans (CWV)


Messages from the Center

Center for Women Veterans - Pride, Patriotism, Service - Women Veterans Program
2018 Messages

Celebrating 70 Years of Equal Service and Pay On the Anniversary of the Women’s Armed Services Integration Act – Seventy years ago, in 1948, women Veterans were given a landmark step up with the passing of the Women’s Armed Services Integration Act – for the first time, we were able to serve permanently during peacetime. [June 29, 2018]

Veterans Radio – Director of the VA Center for Women Veterans, Kayla Williams, discusses the programs they host, her role in advising the VA Secretary, the cultural transformation occurring for women Veterans, and her time in the Army in Iraq with host Jim Fausone. [June 11, 2018]

VA Advisory Committee on Women Veterans Welcomes New Members – At the recent meeting of VA’s Advisory Committee on Women Veterans, four new members received certificates of appointment and began their service on the committee. [June 7, 2018]

As VA’s National Baby Shower Winds Down, Services for Women Veterans will Continue to Ramp Up – Eight and half years ago, we adopted our son with just one week’s notice. [May 15, 2018]

Women Veterans Must Be Recognized says Center for Women Vets Director  Sit-Rep Ep 13 May 05, 2018 - Host Jeff Smith talks to Kayla Williams, Director of the Center for Women Veterans.[May 7, 2018]

Veteran Living with Multiple Sclerosis Finds Sense of Well Being with VA Adaptive Sports – “Don’t give up!” [May 1, 2018 - Guest Blog]

VA’s Nationwide Baby Shower for Veterans – Next month, VA will host baby showers across the country, celebrating over 2,400 Veteran mothers and fathers welcoming babies in 2018.[April 18, 2018 - Guest Blog]

First Data Veteran of the Game – #FlashbackFriday to honor US Army Staff Sergeant Candice Caesar during the Mets second home game of the season. [April 13, 2018 - Guest Blog]

VA to Host Nationwide ‘Baby Shower’ in Celebration of Mother’s Day – To honor and support Veterans welcoming new children into their families in 2018, 60 VA medical centers around the country will host baby showers between May 5-16, the weeks surrounding Mother’s Day, in partnership with the Elizabeth Dole Foundation. [April 10, 2018 - Guest Blog]

ICYMI: #ExploreVA Facebook Live Event on VA Health Care For Women Veterans – On March 20, VA and Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) hosted the #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 – Retired crew chief, load master and civil service technician Judi Roberts is one of 10 women profiled in VA›s Women Veteran Athletes Initiative to help celebrate Women›s History Month. [March 29, 2018 - Guest Blog]

[Podcast] #91 Sarah Holzhalb – Coast Guard Veteran, Athlete and Team RWB Relationships Manager – Today, we feature Sarah Holzalb, a Coast Guard Veteran and Relationships Manager for Team RWB. [March 28, 2018 - Guest Blog]

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

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

Army Veteran Finds Triathlon Racing Brings Joy, Emotional Boost During Tough Times – Courage and ambition have never been in short supply for Army Veteran Indira Glennon. [March 14, 2018 - Guest Blog]

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

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

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

Veteran Athlete Discovers Perseverance Leads to Success Despite Defeat – My journey through sport, as in life, has been a work in progress. [March 2, 2018 - Guest blog]

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

VA’s Center for Women Veterans to Highlight, Connect and Inform Women Veterans Through Outreach and Social Media – We are excited to announce that the Center for Women Veterans is launching women-Veteran dedicated social media channels on March 1. [February 28, 2018]

New Initiative Aims to Raise Awareness of Women as Veterans – I am thrilled to announce the launch of the 2018 Women Veteran Athletes Initiative. [February 23, 2018]

[Podcast] #81: Benefits Breakdown – Center for Women Veterans – Women Veterans make up the fastest growing segment of the Veteran population, and VA is committed to providing them with the best health care. [January 29, 2018 - Guest Blog]

[Podcast] #79 Danielle Corazza – Army Veteran, National Outreach Coordinator, Center for Women Veterans – Before 2017 ended, I sat down with Army Veteran Danielle Corazza for an interview. [January 17, 2018 - Guest Blog]

Women Veterans Featured at Student Veterans of America’s 2018 National Conference – Last week, I had the privilege of attending and presenting at this year’s Student Veterans of America National Convention (NatCon). [January 17, 2018]

New Members Appointed to VA Advisory Committee on Women Veterans – Four new members have been appointed to VA’s Advisory Committee on Women Veterans, an expert panel that advises the secretary on issues and programs impacting women Veterans. [January 3, 2018]

Prior Years Messages

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]