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Female Vets

The Rucksack: What One Woman Carried Home From War

Lisa M. Van Wormer | Posted 08.13.2015 | Impact
Lisa M. Van Wormer

One of the many challenges of being a woman in the Army was that your hair always had to be in regulations: either cut into a bob that did not touch your collar or pulled back into a tight bun. Even in a sand storm, even under a Velcro-strapped Kevlar helmet, perfection was required.

Women Veterans Look Toward Furthering Their Education

Barbara Mujica | Posted 10.15.2014 | Women
Barbara Mujica

America's two million female veterans are looking toward the future, and many are improving their employment opportunities by enrolling in courses. What issues do women veterans confront when they return to school?

The Invisible Scars Female Vets Bear | Posted 04.16.2013 | Impact

As the media pays more attention to the invisible scars soldiers can bring home from service, a common picture has emerged: that of the strong, battle...

Housing Scarce As Number Of Homeless Female Vets Spikes

AP | ERIC TUCKER and KRISTIN M. HALL | Posted 06.09.2012 | Impact

By ERIC TUCKER and KRISTIN M. HALL, Associated Press WASHINGTON -- Misha McLamb helped keep fighter jets flying during a military career that took ...

Congressional Budget Cuts Could Slash Job Opportunities for Female Vets and Victims of Violence

Ludy Green, Ph.D | Posted 04.21.2012 | Politics
Ludy Green, Ph.D

The GOP's proposed budget cut will not only slash women veterans' and victims of violence chances of getting a job, but it will also put more pressure on nonprofits like mine.

Jessica Prois

Homeless Female Vets Double In Population, Call For Employment Help | Jessica Prois | Posted 03.27.2012 | Impact

The fact that many homeless female veterans are middle-aged, divorced, unemployed and single mothers is more than just research on paper for Jennifer ...

Amanda Terkel

Women Veterans More Likely To Disapprove Of Iraq, Afghanistan Wars | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.23.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Women veterans are more likely to be critical of the U.S. involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan than their male counterparts, according to...

How You Can Support Female Service Members This Veterans Day

Posted 01.10.2012 | Impact

Iraq Veterans Against the War, is taking a break from talking about withdrawing troops to highlight the needs of current and former women service memb...

First Women's VFW Post Unites Female Vets On Family, Employment Concerns

AP | CAROLYN THOMPSON | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

WEST SENECA, N.Y. — As one of the few female officers in New York's Veterans of Foreign Wars organization, Marlene Roll heard the questions all ...

Female Veterans Report More Sexual, Mental Trauma

CNN | Randi Kaye and Ismael Estrada | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On a good day, Keri Christensen spends the day watching her children. She prepares their meals, gets them ready for school and helps them with their h...