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Members of the VA Advisory Committee on Women Veterans

VA Advisory Committee on Women Veterans Welcomes New Members

At the recent meeting of VA’s Advisory Committee on Women Veterans, four new members received certificates of appointment and began their service on the committee.

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Veteran of the Day...Lissette Lister

06/05/2018 #VeteranOfTheDay Army Veteran Lissette Lister

We honor your service, Lissette!

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Reach out to others, reacht out to us. VA is here. LGBT Veterans hae an increased risk of suicide.

LGBT Suicide Prevention

LGBT Veterans experience suicidal ideations at twice the rate of heterosexual Veterans, and face some of the biggest obstacles in seeking help.

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Couple attending a baby shower

As VA’s National Baby Shower Winds Down, Services for Women Veterans will Continue to Ramp Up

Eight and half years ago, we adopted our son with just one week’s notice.

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Women Veteran Athletes Initiative

Women Veteran AthletesWomen Veterans often report feeling unrecognized and underappreciated.  This exciting project will address that concern by increasing awareness of women as Veterans among VA employees, raising male Veteran awareness of their women peers and helping women feel more welcome by seeing their experiences as Veterans visibly reflected when they enter a VA facility.

Women Veterans Art Exhibit

Women Veterans Art by Deveon SudduthArt displays created by 10 women Veterans were featured at ten VA medical facilities across the country in March during Women’s History Month.  Several of the exhibits are now traveling to new sites each month.  On this page, you can see when it may be at a site near you, listen to podcasts with some of the artists, read news coverage of the initiative, and more!

Challenging Preconceived Notions of Women Veterans

‘Game On:’  Army Veteran discovers archery talent at National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic

Army Veteran Grace Wanjie never shot a bow and arrow before participating in the 2016 National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic in San Diego.  But with the help of instructors and staff at the Clinic, she discovered a natural ability for the sport.  Wanjie was one of more than 100 Veterans to participate in the 9th annual rehabilitation event.  Learn more »

#VeteranOfTheDay - Nominate a Veteran Today!

#VeteranOfTheDay BannerVeteran of the Day has been a tradition on VA’s social media pages for more than two years now.  This daily publication is always in need of great nominations, and CWV would love to see more women Veterans featured!  If you know a Veteran who deserves to be recognized, please refer to this guide to nominate them.  Learn more »