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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.



12/04/2018 07:37 AM EST

An Iraq War Veteran with more than 30 years of military service has been named the first female adjutant general of Texas.  Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday announced the appointment of Maj. Gen. Tracy Norris of Austin, effective Jan. 1. [From Army Times]

12/04/2018 07:00 AM EST

Get the Recruitment & Retention, Employment & Integration, Well Being & Treatment, Servicwomen in the News, Women Veterans, and Upcoming Events DACOWITS news from November 30, 2018. [From DACOWITS]

12/03/2018 06:53 AM EST

In “Beyond the Call:  Three Women on the Front Lines in Afghanistan,” former Army linguist and USA Today editor Eileen Rivers profiles three military women and two of their Afghan counterparts to showcase the development and significance of the U.S. military’s female engagement efforts in Afghanistan from 2010 to 2014.  The book will please both casual readers and those seeking a deeper understanding of American efforts in Central Asia. [From Military Times]

11/30/2018 06:05 PM EST

An Army helicopter pilot and astronaut will strap into a Soyuz rocket on Monday for the trip from Kazakhstan to the International Space Station, according to a release from Army Space and Missile Defense Command.  Lt. Col. Ann McClain and her team will spend six months at the ISS as part of a crew with a slate of 250 research projects, the release said. [From Army Times]

11/30/2018 12:15 PM EST

In late September 2018, Secretary Wilkie hosted a State of VA community town hall event which allowed Veterans to ask questions.  VA reviewed those questions and found several consistent themes. [From VAntage Point]

11/30/2018 03:45 AM EST

Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Marcella Ryan LeBeau.  Ninety-nine-year-old Marcella Ryan LeBeau enlisted in 1943 and served in the Army Nurse Corps in WWII, reaching the rank of 1st Lieutenant. [From VAntage Point]

We honor your service, Marcella!

11/29/2018 06:01 PM EST

Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Marine Corps Veteran M. Jeanne Bartelt.  Jeanne served from 1943-1946. [From VAntage Point]

We honor her service.

11/29/2018 10:31 AM EST

During certain mornings in her 28 years in the Army, Julia Kelly would take her troops outdoors, where she could feel the cool air coursing through her lungs and the warmth of the sunshine upon her cheeks. The now-retired command sergeant major would ask her Soldiers to take deep breaths and clear their minds from negative thoughts and emotions. [From U.S. Army]

11/29/2018 10:00 AM EST

The Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks will host a special event for women Veterans on Thursday, Dec. 6.  The event is called “Tags to Pearls:  Women Veterans Night Out.”  It’s an opportunity to share in the celebration of women Veterans and learn more about the services provide for female Veterans. [From VAntage Point]

11/28/2018 07:00 PM EST

The Army on Wednesday released the names of the noncommissioned officers who will be promoted to sergeant first class, master sergeant or sergeant major in December. The active Army and Active Guard and Reserve soldiers will be promoted effective Dec. 1. [From Army Times]

11/28/2018 06:00 PM EST

Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Bleysin Collier Welch.  Bleysin served from 2001-2003. [From VAntage Point]

We honor your service, Bleysin!

11/28/2018 03:53 PM EST

This #OperationSong spotlight is on “I Served” by Veteran Zarity Croney who served in the Army deploying to Afghanistan from 2010 to 2011.  After the deployment, she was injured during training. Due to misfiled paperwork, she was not considered injured and was expected to perform at the same level of her fellow soldiers, even though she could barely put her clothes on by herself in the morning. [From VAntage Point]

11/28/2018 11:04 AM EST

Olivia Hooker, 103, enlisted in the Coast Guard after President Franklin Roosevelt opened the female military corps to all minority groups. When she was six years old, the Klu Klux Klan burned her father's clothing store in Tulsa during one of the country's worst race riots. [From The Hill]

11/27/2018 02:29 PM EST

Join representatives from VA and Team Red, White & Blue for a Facebook Live event on December 11 at 3 p.m. EST as they discuss these tools and how to enroll in VA health care.  Learn how you can communicate securely with your VA health care team, easily refill prescriptions, keep track of appointments and discover other virtual offerings. [From VAntage Point]