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Woman Makes a Career of Helping Fellow Vets

Tina Mikes was working for the U.S. Census in 2010 when her job took her to an encampment of homeless people along I-676 in Camden - and its self-appointed mayor.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – March 08, 2013

Veteran “Jersey Jeanne” has not let multiple sclerosis slow her down — adaptive sports have changed her life in a positive way. Her life’s motto is: “I got ‘ta’ keep on movin’!”

VA Promotes National Wear Red Day

The VA-American Heart Association (AHA) collaboration launched in May 2012, enabling both organizations to work together to maximize their outreach and education efforts.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – November 13, 2012

Are you or do you know an unemployed Veteran 35-60 years old? The Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP) can provide up to 12 months of assistance ($1,564 a month) for training in a high demand career field.

Service Members, Vets Celebrate Military Legacy of Women

Hundreds of active-duty women and veterans turned out Oct. 20 at the gateway to Arlington National Cemetery to celebrate the legacy of more than 2.5 million women who have served in the nation's military.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – October 05, 2012

VA has been working to improve health care access for female Veterans, and it all starts with culture change.

VA Expands Women’s Health Practitioner Trainings

The Department of Veterans Affairs has trained nearly 1,500 providers through its flagship National Women’s Health Mini-Residency Program, one of many training opportunities for VA clinicians to sharpen their women’s health skills.

Women Veterans Task Force Draft Plan Released

The Department of Veterans Affairs is releasing for public comment a draft of its strategic report to address key issues facing women Veterans.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News March 30, 2012

Beware-scam letter! A letter is making the circuit purporting to be from DFAS asking military member's fiancées to register in our system entitling them to benefits in the event of the member's death.

Homeless Women Veteran on the Rise; VA Improving Services

VA’s efforts to provide housing and health care support for women Veterans have never been more critical.

Women Veterans: Make Your Own History

The Department of Veterans Affairs joins the Nation in observing Women’s History Month in March by honoring women Veterans for their significant historical contributions and encouraging them to take advantage of the VA benefits they’ve earned.

Women Veteran Numbers Double in a Decade

The number of women Veterans attending VHA for healthcare has doubled between 2000 and 2010.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – March 05, 2012

Veterans Affairs officials say they are meeting requirements laid down in a 2010 law mandating the agency to improve health care to veterans and their familes.

Services Expand for Women Veterans

The population of women Veterans is growing rapidly and is expected to increase within the next decade. In recognizing the trend, VA North Texas is making strides by advancing and improving the delivery of health care to women Veterans.

New Videos Feature Military Service Stories of Women Veterans

The Department of Veterans Affairs has released a series of videos in which women Veterans describe their experiences serving in the military, ranging from their significant contributions to national safety and security to the challenges they faced during their service and after returning to civilian life.

VA National Leader in Providing Mammograms

Women Veterans are encouraged to keep those two words in mind every month, not just in October during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. And then to follow up by talking with their health care provider about appropriate breast cancer screenings, such as regular mammograms.

Women’s Gateway to Sobriety

They were prepared for war. They were prepared to die for their country. But female Veterans agree they weren't prepared to come home and fight a different battle -- addiction to illegal drugs and alcohol.

Women Veterans’ Health Research: A New Frontier

“Women are the fastest growing segment of the Veteran population.” You may have heard or seen this statistic many times, but it’s a powerful one.

VA Creates Women Veterans Call Center

Female Veterans are on pace to double in number over the next few years. In preparing for this demographic shift — and in recognizing that women have unique health care needs — the VA has undergone nothing short of a medical makeover during the last decade.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – July 26, 2011

Women Veterans and VA employees gathered in Washington, DC for the 5th National Summit on Women Veterans. The summit focused on ways to improve gender-specific care and services for female Vets.

Serving Women Veterans

Did you know the fastest growing Veteran population is women Veterans? They account for nearly eight percent of the total Veteran population. By 2020, VA estimates women will make up to ten percent of the Veteran population.

Calling all Women Veterans

In the effort to encourage more women Veterans for use the VA healthcare services they have earned, VA recently launched a Women Veterans Call Center (WVCC) expected to generate 40,000 outbound calls every three months.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – June 29, 2011

The National Training Summit on Women Veterans is July 15-17. The three day summit will focus on the role of women in the military.

Houston Organization Recruits Record Number of Women Veterans for Entrepreneurship Conference

The WVBC recruited over 60 Women Veteran Entrepreners to attend the V-WISE Conferenc in San Antonio TX The Women Veterans Business Center has...

Filner Legislation Would Establish a Bill of Rights for Women Veterans

Washington, D.C. – Ranking Democratic Member Bob Filner (D-CA) reintroduced legislation that would require all VA facilities to display a bill of rights outlining VA’s responsibility to women veterans.

In Iraq address, Obama gives nod to veteran health care

By Meredith Melnick in Time In his Oval Office address Tuesday night, President Barack Obama announced the end of combat operations in Iraq — and...

Military sexual trauma not addressed fully

For some veterans, however, the struggle to secure compensation for service-induced trauma continues unabated

VA is long overdue in updating health care for female veterans

From The Olympian: Despite some progress, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has a long ways to go in improving health care for female veterans. The...

VA Offers Special Health-Care Services For Women Veterans

The number and percentage of women in the military service has grown, and the number of women veterans has grown accordingly. For more than 200 years, women have made tremendous sacrifices and overcome enormous odds to serve their county bravely, and they've quietly gone home, but things are starting to change.

WASPs Receive Congressional Gold Medal for WWII Service

Shortly after the December 7th attack on Pearl Harbor, male pilots became a vital resource in the war effort. When they proved scarce to...

Combat Vet’s PTSD Untreated; Blames Her Gender

According to recent VA statistics, PTSD and depression are the top disability claims among America's female veterans — many of whom served in Iraq and Afghanistan. But many of them have trouble proving that they saw combat — a key to getting treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Women pilots from World War II to be honored

The groundbreaking Women Airforce Service Pilots were buried without military honors and long denied benefits. But now they'll receive the Congressional Gold Medal.