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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.


08/23/2021 04:00 PM EDT

When our days feel overly busy or stressful it can be nice to slow down and find moments of stillness. There are many ways to do that throughout the day, even if just for a minute or two. Here are a few ideas. [From VAntage Point]

08/23/2021 11:31 AM EDT

Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Navy Veteran Sanjeeta Reddy, who served for nine years in the Navy as an operation specialist. In September 1990, Sanjeeta Reddy was born in San Francisco. She enlisted in the Navy in 2011. [From VAntage Point]

We honor your service, Sanjeeta!

08/19/2021 02:00 PM EDT

During World War II, Reba Z. Whittle served in the United States Army Nurse Corps. After the aircraft she was aboard was shot down in September 1944, she became the first American female military prisoner of war in the European Theater. [From VAntage Point]

08/19/2021 12:50 PM EDT

Every single woman who served has a story! Read about U.S. Army, Sergeant Major Mary Aurtrey. The Center for Women Veterans, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has partnered with the Library of Congress Veterans History Project to encourage more WOMEN VETERANS to tell their story. Become a part of #Herstory – Tell your Story Now. #VAWomenVets [From The Library of Congress Veterans History Project]

08/18/2021 02:21 PM EDT

Women are the fastest growing demographic in the United States military and among Veterans, according to the Veterans Affairs Dr. Lawrencia Pierce, acting executive director, Office of Transition & Economic Development. Southeast NC will hold a Veterans Day Parade to salute women in the military. [From MSN]

08/18/2021 02:21 PM EDT

Kathleen Hilbrandt, WWII Trailblazing Veteran laid to rest. She was 96 years old. We honor your Service. [From News 12 New Jersey]

08/18/2021 02:21 PM EDT

Women Vets Find a Community that Understands. Women Serve. [From 23ABC News]

08/18/2021 01:22 PM EDT

Oklahoma HerStory Photo Session, Monday, September 6 (Labor Day Holiday) 8am-10am at Oklahoma Supreme Court Building, 2100 N Lincoln Blvd, OKC. Professional photographer providing a FREE digital image to women Veterans! In case of rain—-photo shoot will be rescheduled. Thank you for supporting our efforts to create a Digital Library of the Oklahoma women who’ve served (or currently serving) in the US Military! Register now. [From Oklahoma Department of Veterans Veterans]

08/18/2021 09:00 AM EDT

The GI Bill® – and its derivatives like the Post-9/11 GI Bill – continues to help Veterans, service members, family members and dependents achieve their academic and vocational goals. Legislation such as the Isakson and Roe Act and the Colmery Act build on the GI Bill and expand educational benefits. [From VAntage Point]

08/17/2021 02:00 PM EDT

VA provides fertility evaluation and several treatments to all enrolled Veterans under the VA medical benefits package. These include infertility counseling, laboratory blood testing, genetic counseling, sperm testing, ultrasounds, surgery, vasectomy reversal or tubal ligation, medication and other treatments. [From VAntage Point]

08/17/2021 11:30 AM EDT

Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Navy Veteran Stephanie J. Nearing, who served as a boatswain’s mate from 1988 to 1996. Stephanie J. Nearing is a native of Wabash, Indiana. Her father served in the Army and met her mother while on deployment in the Netherlands. [From VAntage Point]

We honor your service, Sephanie!

08/17/2021 09:01 AM EDT

United States Army Air Forces pilot Ann Baumgartner made history as the first American woman to fly the Bell YP-59A jet fighter during World War II. She was a member of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) program. [From VAntage Point]