Center for Women Veterans (CWV)
VA Women’s Health Transition Training
Welcome! The VA is not your grandfather’s VA anymore, it’s much more inclusive! Register for a training to educate servicewomen on women’s health care services available from VA after separation from the military. This course provides an in-depth discussion about:
- Female specific health care including reproductive services, maternity care, mental health services, newborn care, and gynecological care and musculoskeletal care.
- Eligibility for VA health care and how to enroll.
- Resources available for servicewomen during the military to civilian transition process.
This interactive and high-energy course is taught by a woman Veteran who uses VA health care and is designed to educate transitioning servicewomen about:
- the woman-centric culture and infrastructure of VA to better serve women Veterans
- women’s health care services (e.g. maternity care, cancer screenings, whole health, and mental health care services)
- the process and eligibility requirements for enrollment — you don’t have to be disabled to receive health care at the VA
- connecting with other women Veterans through women-specific networks, resources, and programs post-service
- how to find your local VA facility and POCs for additional support
This is a voluntary program intended to complement TAP and to provide all servicewomen with specific women’s health information that will aid the transition to civilian life.
The goal of the program is that participants leave the course feeling empowered to proactively manage their health care and to be comforted by their new support system at VA who can guide them through the military transition process and help them navigate personal health and wellness for the rest of their lives.
Learn more about Why You Should Participate in WHTT.
All servicewomen are welcome to attend the training. Attendance is encouraged for female servicemembers who will be transitioning to civilian or to the Guard and Reserve within the next calendar year.
* It is recommended that transitioning servicewomen complete the VA Benefits and Services module within the Transition Assistance Program (TAP) benefits and attend the TAP and have attended. This course is not a substitute for TAP.
View specific site details including dates and times of the trainings when you register. Women at surrounding military installations or spokes* are also welcome to attend these trainings.
– MCB Camp Pendleton
– NAVSTA San Diego
– Travis AFB
– MCAGCC Twentynine Palms
– Ft. Carson Florida
– Eglin AFB
– MacDill AFB
– NAVSTA Mayport
– NAS Pensacola
– Ft. Benning
– Ft. Gordon
– Ft. Stewart
– JB Pearl Harbor-Hickam
– Schofield Barracks
– NAVSTA Great Lakes
– Ft. Riley
– Ft. Campbell Missouri
– Ft. Leonard Wood
National Capital Region
– Ft. Meade
– JB Andrews
– Ft. Drum
– MCB Camp Lejeune
– Ft. Bragg
– Wright-Patt AFB
– Shaw AFB
– Ft. Bliss
– Ft. Hood
– Lackland AFB
– NSA Hampton Roads
– JEB Little Creek- Ft. Story
– NAS Oceana
– NAVSTA Norfolk
– JB Lewis-McChord
– NB Kitsap-Bremerton
– NAS Whidbey Island
– USAG Stuttgart-Patch Barracks
– USAG Kaiserslautern
– U.S Fleet Activities Yokosuka
– USAG Humphreys - Camp Humphreys
– USAG Daegu - Camp Walker
We offer 100 in-person trainings and 18 virtual trainings. All in-person trainings will be held from 0830 to 1600 local time as your training may include a tour of a local VA facility. Dress is uniform of the day or civilian casual and be sure to bring note-taking supplies and lunch.
Virtual sessions will be available on the Adobe Connect Online latform. You will receive the direct link to access the training via email after you register.
Please note all event times are listed in your local time zone. While the course is 4 hours, additional time has been allotted to include a possible tour of a local VA facility.
We recommended that you join the training ten minutes early to complete the pre-session questionnaire. All trainings are UNCLASSIFIED, CONFIDENTIAL and WOMEN ONLY.
One of the most important aspects of this course is the environment that was created for the women in the room to discuss things about their transition and health issues. I’ve never been in a training where things like this were discussed and shared. It was so important for them to be free to express these things in detail so that we bring awareness to the issues and how we can get them addressed.
This course eased my anxiety about my future out of the military.
Every servicewoman needs to hear what the VA has to offer. The VA is more than what people talk about, it’s a robust system that is dedicated to providing health care to Veterans.
I feel like I’m on a better path for the transition process. I felt like I was floating, but now have a plan. This was an eye-opener.