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06/16/2023 10:30 AM EDT

VA’s priority is to ensure all who use its facilities feel safe and supported. Extensive efforts have taken place to eliminate instances of harassment or sexual assault at VA. Appropriately addressing these cases and ensuring experiencers of inappropriate behavior are cared for is essential for experiencers’ physical, mental and emotional health and well-being. [From VA News]

06/15/2023 04:30 PM EDT

America cannot understand its Post-9/11 wars in their entirety without hearing the voices of the women and non-binary Veterans who served. Maryland-based non-profit Community Building Art Works (CBAW) is making sure these Veterans are heard through their VA-funded program “More Than One Story.” During the Iraq War from 2003 to 2011, 300,000 of the more than 1 million U.S. troops who served were women. [From VA News]

06/15/2023 08:30 AM EDT

VA recently joined the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) on Instagram to discuss PACT Act benefits eligibility. Some of your couldn’t make it, or didn’t have Instagram access. Here’s the recap. [From VA News]

06/14/2023 12:00 PM EDT

Josie Caballero served in the Navy for six years as a nuclear reactor technician. Four of those years were spent aboard the USS Ronald Reagan assisting air support for combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Since leaving the military, she applied her military and science background to her work as director of the U.S. Transgender Survey and Special Projects at the National Center for Transgender Equality. [From VA News]

We honor her service.