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11/08/2022 05:00 AM EST

Get the Recruitment & Retention, Employment & Integration, Well Being & Treatment, Servicwomen in the News, Women Veterans, and Upcoming Events DACOWITS news from October 2022. [From DACOWITS]

11/07/2022 04:00 PM EST

Do you remember roller skating, school dances, physical education classes? For many of us, moving our bodies was a daily thing when we were young. Not all of us were athletes, but we still had opportunities to get the blood flowing with movement. Maybe it has been many years since you have done any sort of coordinated movement with your body. [From VA News]

11/07/2022 02:01 PM EST

“You Asked, We Answered” is a regular series from VHA providing answers to pertinent medical medical questions. This week’s post is about the COVID-19 booster. [From VA News]

11/07/2022 10:00 AM EST

While serving in the U.S. Women’s Army Corps, Ginger MacCutcheon experienced military sexual trauma. She later experienced the negative effects of her MST, including developing post-traumatic stress disorder. For almost 40 years, MacCutcheon was silent about her experience. But now she shares her story with her fellow Veterans, hoping to encourage those with similar experiences to seek help through VA. [From VA News]

11/05/2022 10:01 AM EDT

Each month, VA’s Center for Women Veterans profiles a different woman Veteran author as part of its Women Veteran Authors Book Corner. This month’s author is Army Veteran Aurea Franklin, who served for 23 years. Franklin wrote “Silent Freedom,” to share her journey of faith, love, loss and hope for a better future [From VA News]

11/04/2022 12:30 PM EDT

Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Phyllis Wilson. Wilson served as an MI voice intercept officer and is President of the Military Women’s Memorial. Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Phyllis J. Wilson, who served as a voice intercept officer and is president of the Military Women’s Memorial. [From VA News]

We honor her service.

11/02/2022 10:01 AM EDT

Underemployment—when your employment does not match your desires, education or experience—affects 63 percent of military spouses, according to the Blue Star Families 2021 Military Families Lifestyle Survey. As the population of female Veterans grows, challenges arise when they look for a civilian job. [From VA News]