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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.


09/13/2021 04:00 PM EDT

Going to the gym every day, even when you’re not planning to exercise, is the best way to build a healthy habit that prepares you to improve your fitness. For other days, there’s standing chair yoga. [From VAntage Point]

09/13/2021 11:56 AM EDT

On Tuesday, four people were inducted into the Chapel of Four Chaplains Legion of Honor, ALL 4 are women Veterans. [From The News-Review]

09/13/2021 11:56 AM EDT

For National Suicide Prevention Month, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is hosting a FB Live event about VA’s efforts to prevent suicide & homelessness among Veterans. Tune in on September 21 at 3:30 p.m. ET. #EndVeteranHomelessness

09/13/2021 11:56 AM EDT

US Vet Connect, Veterans Outdoors, Over 175 Unique Programs. [From US VET CONNECT]

09/13/2021 11:56 AM EDT

The Noblesville American Legion Post No. 45 is sponsoring a women veterans’ information fair Oct. 2. The Saving Our Sisters event starts at 5 p.m. at Federal Hill Commons. [From Current in Noblesville]

09/13/2021 11:30 AM EDT

Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Navy Veteran Wendi B Carpenter, the first woman aviator to be promoted to an admiral in the Navy. Wendi B. Carpenter, born in 1956, is the daughter of a World War II, Korean and Vietnam War Air Force Veteran. [From VAntage Point]

We honor your service, Wendi!

09/13/2021 10:00 AM EDT

What should I know about additional COVID-19 vaccine doses? You asked, we answered this and other COVID-related questions. [From VAntage Point]

09/12/2021 05:00 AM EDT

Get the Recruitment & Retention, Employment & Integration, Well Being & Treatment, Servicwomen in the News, Women Veterans, and Upcoming Events DACOWITS news from August 2021. [From DACOWITS]

09/08/2021 02:20 PM EDT

“It doesn’t matter what era you are from or your age, we as women veterans need to be more connected,” said Britto, Fall River’s 1st woman Veteran VSO. [From The Herald News]

09/07/2021 09:00 AM EDT

Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer for American women. Although mammogram screenings have lowered the number of deaths from breast cancer, better screening methods could help determine risk and help prevent the cancer before it develops, according to the study researchers. [From VAntage Point]

09/06/2021 04:00 PM EDT

Every morning the sun shows up ready to light our day and warm the earth. Sunshine is good for our minds, our bodies and our sense of well-being. The sun is so constant that we may forget that it’s even there. [From VAntage Point]

09/03/2021 02:00 PM EDT

Painting has given one Veteran a way to get her experiences and feelings out through her art. The Creative Arts Therapy program at the North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System (NF/SGVHS) supports Veteran’s physical, cognitive, social, emotional and spiritual health with the use of art and music therapies. [From VAntage Point]