U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs CWV – News Update

Corona Virus Updates from VA CDC link for Corona Virus Updates

Scroll Down to see the News update

. Bookmark and Share

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.

Women Veterans NOT using your earned VA Benefits & Services, we would love to hear from you. Please take our survey, it takes 5 minutes and is anonymous. https://survey.voice.va.gov/?cwv-women-veterans Survey QR Code


05/30/2022 09:00 AM EDT

In January 2023, VA will launch a new life insurance program called Veterans Affairs Life Insurance (VALife), which provides guaranteed acceptance whole life insurance coverage to Veterans age 80 and under, with any level of service-connected disability. Some Veterans age 81 and older may also be eligible. [From VAntage Point]

05/28/2022 11:31 AM EDT

Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Rita Sarah N. Taitano, who served as a combat driver in Kabul, Afghanistan. Rita Sarah N. Taitano was born on the island of Saipan in the Northern Mariana Islands. Though her grandmother was against the idea of women serving in the military, Taitano was determined to enlist to gain valuable experience and provide financial relief for her family. [From VAntage Point]

We honor your service, Rita!

05/25/2022 11:03 AM EDT

The Federal Communications Commission program offers affordable, low-cost internet access to eligible households. If you or a #Veteran you know is struggling to afford internet service, an FCC program may put fast and reliable internet service within financial reach. Learn more and see if you qualify. [From VAntage Point]

05/25/2022 08:35 AM EDT

The annual Melissa Washington Small Business Award (MWSBA) will be up to $5,000 and will be up to the discretion of the awards committee and Board of Directors. The MWSBA is awarded to a woman veteran to start or expand her business. Finalists must attend the Business Beyond the Battlefield Conference (Conference Costs Covered) held on October 6, 2022, in Arlington, Texas. [From Women Veterans Giving]

05/24/2022 08:00 PM EDT

Did you know that women Veterans experience a high prevalence of trauma? Understanding women Veterans’ unique health care needs and using trauma-informed care approaches can greatly improve health outcomes for women Veterans. [From VAntage Point]