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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.


02/10/2020 11:30 AM EST

Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Navy Veteran Gretchen Sorensen, who served on the USS John F. Kennedy and became an EMT following her service. Gretchen Sorensen decided to join the Navy because her father served during the Vietnam War. [From VAntage Point]

We honor your service, Gretchen!

02/10/2020 05:00 AM EST

Get the Recruitment & Retention, Employment & Integration, Well Being & Treatment, Servicwomen in the News, Women Veterans, and Upcoming Events DACOWITS news from January 31, 2020. [From DACOWITS]

02/09/2020 11:30 AM EST

Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Nekohl Mace, who served in the Army Reserve between 1989-1997 as a medical laboratory specialist. After joining the Army Reserves in 1989, Nekohl Mace completed basic training at Fort Dix in New Jersey. [From VAntage Point]

We honor your service, Nekohl!

02/05/2020 10:01 AM EST

Did you know heart disease is the number one killer of women in the United States? Heart disease - which includes coronary artery disease and heart attack - took the lives of almost 300,000 women in 2017. In fact, the disease affects women of all ages and heart attacks are on the rise for younger women. [From VAntage Point]