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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.


10/26/2020 08:31 AM EDT

This is not your typical episode of Borne the Battle. It’s a Halloween Special with returning guest and Navy Veteran, Jennifer Marshall. Marshall is an actress and a trained private investigator. In “Mysteries Decoded,” an ongoing paranormal series on the CW television network, she gets to put those skills to work on paranormal activity, like vampires, Bigfoot, Area 51, The Mothman and many others. [From VAntage Point]

10/25/2020 11:30 AM EDT

Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Mary F. Scherer Koenke, who served as an Army nurse in Texas and Colorado in the 1970s. Mary F. Scherer Koenke was born in Chicago, Illinois and came from a military family. [From VAntage Point]

We honor her service.

10/23/2020 12:46 PM EDT

White Ribbon VA is a national call to action for men and women to pledge to never commit, condone, or remain silent about sexual harassment, sexual assault, or domestic violence. It is an opportunity for everyone to act, regardless of their gender. [From YouTube]

10/22/2020 04:01 PM EDT

VA is implementing its new electronic health record (EHR) system on Oct. 24 at initial sites in the Pacific Northwest. The implementation improves how clinicians store and manage patient information, including visits, test results, prescriptions and more. This will also mean some changes to how Veterans access their own health data online if their VA facility has changed to the new EHR. [From VAntage Point]

10/21/2020 10:01 AM EDT

Every October we gather in various ways to recognize Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The observance is an international campaign to raise awareness about breast cancer. It also raises funds to research its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure. Breast cancer is one of the most common kinds of cancer for American women, after skin cancer. [From VAntage Point]

10/20/2020 11:30 AM EDT

Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Navy Veteran Linda Sawvell, who served 31 years in the Reserve and deployed for a year to Afghanistan. Before graduating from Great Mills High School in Maryland, Linda Sawvell knew she wanted to do something different and travel the world. [From VAntage Point]

We honor your service, Linda!

10/20/2020 09:00 AM EDT

VA’s Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) interacts with businesses in all industries whose products or services support VA’s and Veterans’ needs. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we’re shining a spotlight on a Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB) that supports breast cancer fighters and survivors: Le’Host Hair & Wigs. [From VAntage Point]