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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.


03/02/2020 11:30 AM EST

Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Michele S. Jones, who served as the first female command sergeant major of the Army Reserve. Michele S. Jones enlisted into the Army in September 1982. [From VAntage Point]

We honor your service, Michele!

03/01/2020 11:31 AM EST

Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Navy Veteran Frances E. Thorpe, who was one of the first African American women commissioned as an officer. Today’s Veteran of the Day is a pioneer who forged a path for future generations. [From VAntage Point]

We honor her service.

02/26/2020 10:01 AM EST

More than 120 women Veterans attended a “Women’s Night Out” event at the Joint Ambulatory Care Center in Pensacola, Fla., in January. The three-hour “It’s Your Night to Shine” event highlighted female Veterans and services specific to women. The Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System Women Veterans’ Program hosted the event. [From VAntage Point]

02/25/2020 01:47 PM EST

October 26-30, 2020 … The Secretary of Veterans Affairs invites you to join senior leaders from VA - along with partners from the federal, VSO/nonprofits, corporate, and research communities - to identify challenges and opportunities facing women Veterans and innovative and best practices in serving them. SAVE THE DATE!