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Women Veterans

The Harsh Struggles Only Female Vets Face

Posted 03.29.2013 | Impact

By Sara Benincasa, TakePart Women veterans are part of the national conversation as never before. This topicality is partially thanks to the fact t...

Molly O'Toole

Tammy Duckworth Reflects On War That Changed Her Life | Molly O'Toole | Posted 03.18.2013 | Politics

When images of joyous Iraqi voters with purple thumbs were broadcast around the world in January 2005, Tammy Duckworth watched with heartfelt tears fr...

Ladies, Start Your Start-up Engines

Nell Merlino | Posted 01.14.2013 | Impact
Nell Merlino

Another Veterans Day has come and gone but it's time for us to realize that honoring all veterans should be something we are doing on a regular basis....

Making Over the Military... One Woman at a Time

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 01.12.2013 | Impact
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

I salute you, women in the military, veterans, wives, mothers, girlfriends and daughters. We all salute and thank you. Happy Veteran's Day!

Mentor a Woman Veteran: Give Back to Those Who Have Given So Much

Deborah Frett | Posted 01.09.2013 | Impact
Deborah Frett

While we should thank our veterans every day, collectively we as a nation all say thank you on Veterans Day, November 11. But many of us want to offer more than just a sincere "Thank You," we would like to do something.

Nonprofit Boosts Female Vets Turned Entrepreneurs Amid Job Crisis

Posted 10.25.2012 | Impact

Sgt. Lindsay Freeland was used to being one of the guys. She served alongside them in Afghanistan, sharing most responsibilities. But back home, Freel...

The Invisible War -- Documentary Spotlighting Rape in the Military Aims to Create National Awareness

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 09.04.2012 | Impact
Marcia G. Yerman

The Invisible War interweaves devastating statistics with the personal stories of a group of women and one man. Their lives have been forever altered by "soul-shattering" violations from those they had believed to be a trusted family -- the military.

The Invisible Soldier

Gary A. Officer | Posted 07.24.2012 | Impact
Gary A. Officer

What comes to mind when you think of veterans? What comes to mind when you think of a struggling head of the household, hardly able to afford basic h...

Molly O'Toole

Unseen: Trailblazing Military Women Forced To Fight For Recognition, Equal Treatment | Molly O'Toole | Posted 09.13.2012 | World

After a rocket-propelled grenade sent the Black Hawk helicopter tumbling out of the sky over Iraq, the medics got to work fast on the co-pilot, Capt. ...

Demanding Accessibility To Documents Regarding Military Sexual Violence

Rachel Natelson | Posted 05.01.2012 | Impact
Rachel Natelson

In the government's view, the public needn't concern itself with the ugly details of the epidemic of sexual violence in the military.

Military Sexual Abuse Can't Be Ignored

Joseph Bobrow | Posted 04.01.2012 | Impact
Joseph Bobrow

What women veterans need is fundamental respect, recognition, and understanding of the unique stressors of their service experience. They need humane, integrative treatment, and some programming solely with and for their fellow women veterans.

Mentoring: Giving Back to Those Women Who Have Given So Much

Deborah Frett | Posted 03.25.2012 | Impact
Deborah Frett

January is often the month when we take stock of our lives and realize that among our many goals and accomplishments, giving back sometimes takes a back seat. January is also National Mentoring Month.

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...

Her Service and Sacrifice Demand Fairness and Equal Treatment From Congress

Gale S. Pollock | Posted 01.29.2012 | Politics
Gale S. Pollock

As divisive as the question of abortion has become, an overwhelming majority of Americans have the grace and empathy, in the face of violent sexual assault, to allow a woman to make the decision that is best for her and her family. Why haven't members of Congress done the same?

Cassaundra StJohn: Helping Female Vets to Move Forward

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 01.14.2012 | Impact
Marcia G. Yerman

Realizing that they were many resources for men who had served -- but not for women -- StJohn had an epiphany. She asked herself, "Why aren't I doing this?" That was the beginning of F7 Group.

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...

What You Can Do To Honor Women Veterans

Deborah Frett | Posted 01.08.2012 | Women
Deborah Frett

Women make up 15 percent of the armed forces and are the fastest growing segment of the veteran population. It is our responsibility to recognize and demonstrate appreciation for them.

On Veterans Day - What We Tell Our Children

Graciela Tiscareno-Sato | Posted 01.11.2012 | Latino Voices
Graciela Tiscareno-Sato

What are you telling your children today about Veterans Day? What do they understand about why they have a day off from school on Friday? How do you explain military service to your young children?

Honoring Women Veterans

Marlo Thomas | Posted 01.11.2012 | Women
Marlo Thomas

If your image of a troubled veteran is a homeless man, you're half-right. Yes, he needs your help. But so does his military sister.

Make Your Mother Proud

Deborah Frett | Posted 07.08.2011 | Business
Deborah Frett

Each May, we are inundated with advertising from jewelers, florists, and other retailers promising the "perfect" Mother's Day gift. How did Mother's D...

Our Brave Women

Sen. Claire McCaskill | Posted 06.14.2011 | Politics
Sen. Claire McCaskill

Last year the Department of Defense recorded over 3,000 reports of sexual assault across the U.S. Armed Forces. And while this issue affects both male and female servicemembers, it is women who face elevated risks.

There's No Quick Fix For Veterans

Maggie Martin | Posted 06.13.2011 | Impact
Maggie Martin

It is far easier to say our troops are heroes than it is to have an honest dialog about what service means and what commitment we as a nation have to those who fight in our name.

Jessica Prois

Homeless Female Vets Need More Clinical Resources, Open Ears | Jessica Prois | Posted 08.29.2011 | Impact

Paulina Hicks has always done things systematically. She went to college for civil engineering, enlisted in the military out of veritable love of her ...

The Right Priorities for Our Working Families

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand | Posted 05.29.2011 | New York
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

Instead of marginalizing women, Congress must get to work on policies that can foster job creation and fuel economic growth. It's time to focus on solutions, not just for the fortunate few, but for every American.

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 ...