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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.

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11/10/2022 09:30 AM EST

CWV is highlighting the service of our women Veterans every day during National Veterans and Military Families Month. If you would like to be highlighted on our social media, send in a high-resolution photo in uniform, including your branch, dates of service, and a short 3-4 sentences sharing a story, or memory to missina.schallus@va.gov.
11/10/2022 09:30 AM EST

Representatives from Veterans Benefits Administration & Office of Women’s Health Services will join us as panel members. This event will serve to increase awareness on PACT Act with women Veterans. Topics will include: Healthcare screenings and services related to potential toxic exposures; the evaluation process and determining the presumption of exposure; service connection for various chronic conditions. Register now!
11/10/2022 09:30 AM EST

The Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs gave special recognition to women Veterans Friday as they unveiled a new statue in Jackson! Each new woman Veteran monument, renaming ceremony of a space, a base - a park is a #CulturalTransformation and a step in the right direction to honor women Veterans and their centuries of selfless service to our great nation. [From BRProud]

If you know of an upcoming woman Veteran dedication of this type, let us know - we love to celebrate women Veterans.
11/09/2022 04:01 PM EST

In a special town hall event on Wednesday, Nov. 9 at the Washington D.C. VA Medical Center, VA Secretary Denis McDonough addressed the top requested concerns from Veterans and their families, caregivers and survivors. The one-hour town hall was streamed live on YouTube. A recording can be viewed online in case you missed it. You can also read the town hall Q&A with answers to some of the most asked questions. [From VA News]
11/08/2022 09:51 AM EST

Army and Army Reserve Veteran Maple Davis first started using My HealtheVet, VA’s online patient portal, when it launched in 2003. She was an instant fan. And now, as a volunteer with Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Davis encourages the Veterans she works with to use the portal. [From VA News]