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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.


11/02/2020 02:00 PM EST

To coincide with Veterans Day, Together We Served has just launched its new National Veterans Roll of Honor, a tribute to the service of more than 2 million servicemen and women registered on Together We Served in one of the most complete and easy to look up formats available. [From VAntage Point]

11/02/2020 11:30 AM EST

For National Native American Heritage Month, today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Sophie Yazzie, who served during World War II. Sophie Yazzie was born in 1914 and grew up herding sheep in Canyon de Chelly in Arizona. [From VAntage Point]

We honor her service.

11/01/2020 04:01 PM EST

Veterans and Gold Star Families will be granted free access to national parks, wildlife refuges and other Federal lands managed by the Department of the Interior starting on Veterans Day this year and every day onward. “With the utmost respect and gratitude, we are granting Veterans and Gold Star Families free access to the iconic and treasured lands they fought to protect starting this Veterans Day and every single day thereafter,” said Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt. [From VAntage Point]

10/30/2020 09:01 AM EDT

Several national level organizations are hosting 2020 Veterans Day virtual events due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. Find out what events are planned (the list will be updated as new information is available). [From VAntage Point]

10/29/2020 09:36 AM EDT

November is National Veterans and Military Families Month which we know is near and dear to each of us. The Center for Women Veterans is planning a very special surprise for November and to support it we invite you to send photographs of yourself and other women Veterans.

10/28/2020 03:00 PM EDT

Have you ever experienced or witnessed harassment? That question may be difficult to answer “yes” when you first think about it. Have you ever heard a catcall, whistle or comment such as “hey baby,” “stud” or “sexy” used toward someone? Have you ever seen someone rubber-necking or flat out staring in a way that could make someone else feel uncomfortable? [From VAntage Point]