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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.


03/19/2019 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 March 15, 2019. [From DACOWITS]

03/18/2019 06:00 PM EDT

Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Lieutenant Colonel Aida Nancy Sanchez. Aida served during the Vietnam War from 1952 to 1976. [From VAntage Point]

We honor your service, Aida!

03/16/2019 06:00 PM EDT

Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Shoshana Nyree Johnson. Shoshana served from 1998 to 2003. [From VAntage Point]

We honor your service, Shoshana!

03/14/2019 10:01 AM EDT

There has never been one kind of woman Veteran. Yes, they are often mothers and sisters. But they are also leaders, teachers, nurses, and doctors. They represent the fastest growing Veteran group. This women’s history month, we are reflecting on their contributions to the U.S. military. [From VAntage Point]

03/14/2019 08:10 AM EDT

About three years ago, The American Legion Department of Colorado’s Female Veterans Action Committee started hosting workshops around the state to provide training, health care and education information to women Veterans. The committee is hosting its fifth Women Veterans Resource Fair March 30 from 9 a.m. to noon at American Legion Post 2 in Pueblo, Colo. And it’s free for women Veterans in the area to attend. [From The American Legion]

03/13/2019 06:00 PM EDT

Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Norma C. Tocci Kania. Norma served during World War II from 1944 to 1947. [From VAntage Point]

We honor her service.

03/13/2019 08:02 AM EDT

In honor of Women’s History Month, here are some things you may not know about women in the U.S. military. [From The American Legion]

03/13/2019 08:02 AM EDT

Deployed, a documentary play about the lives of female veterans by Nicola Smith and Samantha Lazar, will enjoy its first reading at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in White River Junction, VT, March 30 at 1:00 PM. This reading is FREE and open to the public. [From VT Digger]

03/12/2019 06:43 PM EDT

Earlier today, VA went LIVE on its official Facebook page to discuss the improved VA.gov. Hosted by Melissa Heintz, public affairs specialist for the National Veterans Outreach office, the live event featured redesign expert Rachael Roueche. [From VAntage Point]

03/12/2019 06:37 AM EDT

The Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services, an advisory panel of civilian women and men, submits recommendations in an annual report on policies and issues affecting women in the military. Its 2018 report, released Monday, had nine recommendations and identified one topic of continuing concern. [From Stars and Stripes]

03/12/2019 06:17 AM EDT

The Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services (DACOWITS) released its 2018 annual report on March 11, 2019. DACOWITS provides the secretary of defense with recommendations on matters and policies relating to the recruitment, retention, employment, integration, well-being, and treatment of women in the U.S. armed forces via a comprehensive annual report. [From U.S. Department of Defense]

03/11/2019 07:55 PM EDT

Raquel Riley Thomas never planned on becoming a model. The former Army captain and ordnance officer had been working as a photographer since leaving the military, snapping photos of models and celebrities for Jet Magazine and other publications. One day, she walked into Elite Modeling Agency with the hope of getting onto their photographer referral list. [From Military Times Reboot Camp]