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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.


11/30/2020 09:01 AM EST

The VA Women Veterans Quick Start Guide (QSG) provides clear and concise information on how to apply for benefits and access VA health care. How to schedule regular checkups, fill prescriptions and access specialists, such as cardiologists, gynecologists and mental health providers, are outlined in the latest quick start guide. [From VAntage Point]

11/30/2020 08:01 AM EST

On this episode of Borne the Battle, Army Reserve and National Guard Veteran Ja’net Bishop, Ed.D, shares her story about starting her military career and becoming an educator and career counselor. Being the oldest and only girl in her family, Bishop joined the military to blaze a trail for herself and develop leadership skills. [From VAntage Point]

11/29/2020 02:01 PM EST

Lori Piestewa was born on December 14, 1981, in Tuba City, Arizona, a small town on the Navajo Indian Reservation in Coconino County. She grew up in a family that honored military service: her father served in Vietnam and her grandfather served in World War I. [From VAntage Point]

11/29/2020 11:30 AM EST

During National Native American Heritage Month, today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Mitchelene BigMan, who served during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Mitchelene BigMan was born in 1966 on the Crow Reservation in Montana. [From VAntage Point]

We honor your service, Mitchelene!