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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 @VAWomenVets.



09/25/2018 07:00 AM EDT

Get the Recruitment & Retention, Employment & Integration, Well Being & Treatment, Servicwomen in the News, Women Veterans, and Upcoming Events DACOWITS news from September 21, 2018. [From DACOWITS]

09/24/2018 04:34 PM EDT

Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Air Force Veteran Janet Sue Williamson-Kovatch.  Janet served from 1972 to 1992. [From VAntage Point]

We honor your service, Janet!

09/21/2018 01:09 PM EDT

The Yeoman (F)s, popularly called ‘Yeomanettes’ to their objection, were established by Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels in 1917 after U.S. entry into World War I.  “Women had not received the right to vote when the Navy began the program,” said Kenneth Holliday, National Cemetery Administration learning resource officer and Army Veteran.  “The Navy recognized it needed more resources early in the war.” [From VAntage Point]

09/21/2018 11:01 AM EDT

Less than a decade ago, Allicia Arredondo was part of a population of Veterans who are colliding with the law in some capacity, otherwise known as justice-involved Veterans.  More than half of the Vets who meet that definition have mental health problems—namely PTSD, depression, or high anxiety—or substance-abuse disorders, most notably alcohol or cocaine addiction. [From VAntage Point]

09/19/2018 09:27 AM EDT

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie will host his first State of VA Community Town hall on Sept. 27 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET.  The secretary and eight guest panelists will highlight the activity and direction of VA since his appointment to lead the department in July. [From VAntage Point]

09/19/2018 08:01 AM EDT

A recent major shift in practice by the Veterans Health Administration now means that complementary and integrative health therapies such as meditation, yoga and acupuncture are increasingly being offered to VA patients as non-drug approaches for pain management and related conditions, says Elizabeth Evans, an epidemiology researcher in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. [From Eureka Alert!]

09/18/2018 06:00 PM EDT

Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Angela Pope.  Angela served in the Air Force as a Medical Technician from 1986 to 2011. [From VAntage Point]

We honor your service, Angela!