“For those who fight for it, life has a flavor the protected never know.”

– Inscription on the back of a flak jacket worn by a Marine machine-gunner on the demilitarized zone (DMZ), Republic of Vietnam, 1968.

Posted: February 21, 2018

Posted: February 21, 2018

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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 with the hashtag #womenVets.

02/20/2018 08:00 AM EST

Get the Recruitment & Retention, Employment & Integration, Well Being & Treatment, Servicwomen in the News, Women Veterans, and Upcoming Events DACOWITS news from February 16, 2018. [From DACOWITS]

02/20/2018 06:46 AM EST

The Army plans to take a step forward in eliminating the military gender gap by requiring men and women to meet the same standards on the service’s proposed new physical fitness test. [From Task & Purpose]

02/20/2018 06:45 AM EST

Drill instructors dashed between the ranks, shouting orders as recruits repeatedly pressed 30-pound ammunition cans over their heads or slung their buddies over their shoulder and took off running against the clock. [From USA Today]

02/16/2018 02:31 PM EST

Cadet Simone Askew was destined to be a leader.  As a young girl she watched as the Navy Midshipmen marched onto the football field and wanted to be in that same position of leadership. [From Military.com]

02/16/2018 11:35 AM EST

Including Sergeant Shauna Rohbock (Bobsled Driving Coach) and Sergeant Emily Sweeney (Luge)! [From VAntage Point]

02/15/2018 08:03 PM EST

Apply now for the 2018 Celia Baker Veteran open genre scholarship.  Must have some publications and be a current or former member of the Armed Services. [From Art Week South Walton]

02/14/2018 11:03 AM EST

From distance runners to cyclists, the stories of 10 women Veteran athletes will be displayed at VA medical centers around the country in March, to coincide with Women’s History Month.  “The Women Veteran Athletes Initiative will highlight the strength, diversity and resilience of women who served our country,” said VA Secretary Dr. David Shulkin. [From VAntage Point]

02/13/2018 03:11 PM EST

Greetings from the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center!  Our facility hosted the Go Red for Women themed Health Teaching Kitchen cooking class today, and the class featured our Go Red for Women “Real Women” Nominee, a stroke survivor and retired chef.

02/13/2018 08:47 AM EST

Interested in learning about County Veterans Service Officer resources for women Veterans?  Check out the NACVSO web page - scroll down for a handy printable brochure!

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