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In Case You Missed It:  The Center for Women Veterans is sharing recent news stories that may be of interest to women Veterans, military women, and their supporters on a weekly basis.  Share your thoughts about them on social media with the hashtag #womenVets.


12/04/2017 07:30 AM EST

Veteran homelessness is an issue that is very concerning in our community.  VA is committed to aiding those that are homeless or at risk for homelessness.  That second part is so important to remember. [From VAntage Point]

11/30/2017 06:08 PM EST

Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Air Force Veteran Ashley Nichole Garza.  While serving in the Air Force, Ashley served tours in Afghanistan and Qatar. [From VAntage Point]

We honor your service, Ashley!

11/30/2017 02:37 PM EST

The trauma of war can harm the children of soldiers once they’re home–but it doesn’t have to. [From The Atlantic]

11/29/2017 04:00 PM EST

VA has announced that the application process for the national Veterans Identification Card (VIC) is now available for Veterans – yet another action honoring their service.  This has been mandated through legislation since 2015 to honor Veterans, and today’s rollout of the ID card fulfills that overdue promise. [From VAntage Point]

11/29/2017 04:00 PM EST

VA announced that the White House VA Hotline, first launched in June as part of President Donald J. Trump’s commitment to reforming VA, is now fully staffed with live agents working to serve Veterans 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. [From VAntage Point]

11/28/2017 12:16 PM EST

The Michael E. Debakey VA Medical Center said young females are its fastest growing patient population.  Texas has tens of thousands of more female Veterans than any other state and because of that the Houston VA has to make women a priority. [From Click 2 Houston]

11/28/2017 10:00 AM EST

Are you a female Veteran who’s anxious or depressed?  Then chances are you may be at a higher risk for heart disease. [From VAntage Point]

11/28/2017 09:27 AM EST

Members of the WAC were the first females – other than nurses – to serve within the ranks of the U.S. Army. [From ABC 10]

11/28/2017 09:27 AM EST

With other new programs, partnership fills gaps in existing services. [From UCLA Newsroom]