• CWV Book Corner, October: Air Force Veteran Amanda Huffman

    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 Air Force Veteran Amanda Huffman, who served from 2007-2013.

  • Center for Women Veterans Book Corner, July: Army Veteran Tanya R. Whitney

    This month’s Women Veteran Authors Book Corner author is U.S. Army retired Master Sergeant Tanya R. Whitney, who served from 1983-2010.

  • Center for Women Veterans Book Corner, May: Army Veteran Mari K. Eder

    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 U.S. Army Veteran Mari K. Eder, who served for 36 years from 1977-2013.

  • Center for Women Veterans remembers Women Vietnam War Veterans

    What too often goes unsaid during conversations and commemorations about the Vietnam War is recognition of the women who served during that time.

  • The origin of Women Veterans Day

    Why do we need Women Veterans Day? Women Veterans Day, also referred to as Women Veterans Recognition Day and Women Veterans Appreciation Day, is the anniversary of the day the Women’s Armed Services Integration Act (pub.L. 80–625, 62 Stat. 356) was signed into law by President Harry S. Truman on June 12, 1948. Prior to then, only women nurses could serve in the regular and reserve forces during peacetime.

  • ICYMI: Facebook Live chat on housing stability and security for women Veterans

    Women Veterans have access to gender-specific resources from VA, including helping them achieve housing stability and security, especially during the coronavirus pandemic. The Center for Women Veterans and VA’s Homeless Programs Office wrapped up Women’s History Month with a Facebook Live event showcasing VA programs for Veterans facing housing crises, including women Veterans.

  • I Am Not Invisible campaign highlights women Veterans

    The I Am Not Invisible campaign brings awareness to the barriers and challenges that women Veterans face in obtaining health care and other services.

  • VA making extra effort to connect with women Veterans

    Due to the difference in trust amongst women Veterans versus male Veterans, VA is making an extra effort to connect to earn and restore trust.

  • Center for Women Veterans seeks nominees for 2021 Women Veterans Trailblazers

    VA’s Center for Women Veterans (CWV) is seeking nominees for the 2021 Women Veterans Trailblazers Initiative 2.0.

  • VA Adapting to meet women Veterans’ needs

    Just 20 years ago, VA served a little more than 150,000 women Veterans. This was before 9/11, an event that prompted so many American men and women to enlist and defend their country. Today, VA is serving more than 740,000 women Veterans.

  • VA employee empowers her women Veteran peers

    VA’s Center for Women Veterans is advancing a cultural transformation throughout VA and aims to serve as a portal for women Veterans. One advocate is Ashley Gorbulja-Maldonado, a VBA employee and Army National Guard Veteran, who empowers other women Veterans with her mantra, “I can, I will… watch me.”

  • Women Veterans with disabilities are valued: Claudia Baldwin and Heather Osborne

    Our goal is to increase awareness of women Veterans, in both VA and in the public, and encourage women Veterans to choose VA for their total body wellness.

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