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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.


11/29/2021 04:00 PM EST

Is self care selfish? Certainly not when it is something that gives you the energy and resources to be there for the people in your life. Self-care can be anything that helps you manage your stress and promote your own whole health and well-being. [From VAntage Point]

11/29/2021 02:00 PM EST

Veterans, families and caregivers can help with lowest blood supply in more than a decade at this time of year and receive a gift card. As a result of low blood donor turnout in recent months, the Red Cross is heading into the holidays with its lowest blood supply in more than a decade at this time of year. [From VAntage Point]

11/29/2021 11:31 AM EST

During Native American Heritage Month, today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Charlotte Edith Anderson Monture, a Canadian Mohawk who served as a nurse during World War I. Charlotte Edith Anderson Monture came from the Six Nations reserve in Ohsweken near Brantford, Ontario, in Canada. She was a member of the Mohawk tribe and the youngest of eight siblings. [From VAntage Point]

We honor her service.

11/29/2021 09:10 AM EST

‘I Am Not Invisible’: New Milwaukee War Memorial Center exhibit. IANI is part of a nationwide U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs initiative to honor, increase awareness and spark dialogue about women Veterans and their service. #VAWomenVets [From Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]

11/29/2021 09:10 AM EST

Woman Veteran wants others to know, “It is ok to ask for help.” [From CBS8]

11/29/2021 09:10 AM EST

U.S. Army Veteran Emily Hernandez wants to see other women Veterans “participating in events and being visible.” [From USA Today]

11/29/2021 09:10 AM EST

Woman Veteran, Julia Kabance, dies at 111. We Honor your Service! RIP Sister. [From Smithsonian Magazine]

11/29/2021 09:10 AM EST

Findings suggest people of color, women and those with health conditions are at higher risk of food insecurities. “There are a number of resources within the V.A. and in the community to help address food insecurity, but we can’t offer these resources if we don’t know that a veteran is in need.” [From Brown University]

11/29/2021 09:10 AM EST

Women Veterans honored during #SalutetoService game with the Seattle Seahawks. [From Seahawks.com]

11/29/2021 09:10 AM EST

California needs to receive 50 applications for the new woman veteran decal license plate to produce them. [From CBS8]

11/29/2021 09:10 AM EST

Women Veterans honored at Central Park at a memorial grove of 26 trees and a flagstaff that were conceptualized in 1925 in Central Park as a tribute to American women who died overseas. The memorial had been forgotten about, until it was rediscovered three years ago. [From WLNY]

11/28/2021 04:00 PM EST

Veteran Jay Cambridge joined the Air Force as a woman. Today, he is transgender, a yoga instructor and connected to his body and spirit. Jay Cambridge has embraced many changes on his life journey. He is a Veteran, a yoga instructor and he is transgender. Each of those transitions have helped shape him into the person he is today. [From VAntage Point]

11/24/2021 11:47 AM EST

Women Veterans presented the service flags during a ceremony honoring the communities Service and Sacrifice. [From The Villages Daily Sun]