Women Veterans

Chicago area female veterans remember Vanessa Guillen; demand military sexual harassment policy change

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A group of female veterans and current service members led a protest over the death of Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillen.<p>They …

Veterans

Army background gave Cobh writer inspiration for new novel

WITH a background in the army, Cobh native Michelle Dunne has plenty to draw on for her writing career.<p>The 42-year-old mother-of-one says that …

County Cork

She was a pioneering Coast Guard rescue swimmer; a tsunami of sexual harassment followed

JUPITER, Fla. (Tribune News Service) — Sara Faulkner had the “it” factor as the first woman to graduate from the Coast Guard’s helicopter rescue …

Coast Guard

Mikie Sherrill Wants Change After Death Of Vanessa Guillen

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Women Veterans Caucus has joined the chorus of voices urging government and military officials to address sexual assault and …

Mikie Sherrill

Community Foundation Update (08/01/20)

The Community Foundation of Southern Arizona has announced a twelfth round of COVID-19 Response Grants totaling $70,000. The four grants will enable …

Nonprofits

Plan to change VA motto to include women draws Republican support

A House panel on Thursday advanced plans to replace the Department of Veterans Affairs mission statement with gender-neutral language, with …

Veterans

Fierce Female update: How VR Small grew her women veterans nonprofit during a pandemic - Lakewood/East Dallas

Veterans

Letters to the Editor - Philip Wuntch, suburban women, female veterans, guns, Joe Biden

Thanks for Wuntch’s article<p>Re: “Last surviving star of ‘Gone With the Wind’ — Two-time Oscar winner achieved stardom during Hollywood’s Golden Age,” …

Guns

Female veterans demand action from House lawmakers to stop sexual harassment, assault in the military

WASHINGTON — Two female veterans who experienced sexual harassment and assault in the military called on House leaders to take steps to protect …

Sexual Harassment

Editorial Roundup: Georgia

Recent editorials from Georgia newspapers:<p>July 26<p>The Valdosta Daily Times on delaying high school football practices:<p>High school football practice …

U.S. Army

House women veterans caucus wants action on Vanessa Guillen murder, sexual misconduct reforms

The House women veterans caucus is demanding congressional hearings into the killing of Fort Hood soldier Spc. Vanessa Guillen and broader inquiries …

Veterans

Better-Fitting Prosthetics for Female Veterans Funded in $241 Billion VA Proposal

A $241 billion Department of Veterans Affairs funding bill passed by the House on Friday requires VA to buy prosthetics designed to fit women …

Veterans

Warrior Sisters: Decatur instructor finalist in Ms. Veteran America, raising awareness of homeless female veterans

Donned in a fancy dress and combat boots, Mary Ann Hotaling will compete with 24 other military members — women she described as her “warrior …

Veterans

'Military Sexual Trauma': the victims behind allegations of abuse in the U.S. Armed Forces

As a young girl growing up in Honduras, Marta Vazquez, dreamed of becoming an American soldier after witnessing humanitarian missions conducted by …

Military

No Veteran goes forgotten

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Young lady in Cheyenne is looking to become the 2nd female Eagle Scout in Wyoming. She has launched an initiative …

Veterans

Suffolk Establishes Voluntary Registry To Connect Women Veterans

HAUPPAUGE, NY — A resolution creating a voluntary registry for female veterans living in Suffolk County passed the Legislature unanimously this week, …

Veterans

House passes largest VA budget ever, but partisan fights threaten its future

House lawmakers advanced the largest budget in Veterans Affairs history on Friday, but the spending package faces an uncertain future in the Senate …

The White House

'How long did you serve, Tucker?' Woman who lost her legs in Iraq backs Tammy Duckworth

In November 2004, while on a combat mission in Iraq, Tammy Duckworth lost both her legs when a rocket-propelled grenade hit the UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter she was co-piloting.<p>Duckworth, a captain in the Illinois Army National Guard at the time and now a U.S. senator from Illinois, was the first …

Tucker Carlson

Foundation Helps Women Vets Transition to Civilian Life

Foundation Helps Women Vets Transition to Civilian Life<p>As National Hire a Veteran Day approaches, NBC 7’s Ashley Matthews shares details about one …

Veterans

Congress Calls Into Question VA Sexual Harassment Policies

Congress is demanding the Veterans Health Administration be held accountable after reports of high rates of sexual harassment among patients and …

Sexual Harassment

Organization Helps Women Veterans Succeed in Transitioning Into Civilian Life

A California nonprofit called, Foundation for Women Warriors, aims to help women Veterans transition into civilian life.<p>It was created about a …

Veterans

Merrillville considering temporary housing for female veterans

A Gary nonprofit is hoping to build a home in Merrillville where female veterans can live temporarily while receiving work training from local unions and obtaining housing of their own.<p>The pilot program is proposed by Webb House Inc. Center for Homeless Veterans and is in honor of Marine Sgt. …

Veterans

Rep. Blanco introduces Vanessa Guillen act; ‘good first step’ says El Paso Veteran

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – The death of Fort Hood Solider Vanessa Guillen sparked a national conversation about the protection of women in the …

El Paso, TX

Women veterans rally for change in military sex harassment response after Vanessa Guillen killing

Women veterans advocates rallied on Capitol Hill Tuesday to call for systemic changes in how sexual harassment and abuse claims are handled by the …

Veterans

Soldier Vanessa Guillen's Murder Now a Rallying Cry for Lawmakers

Lawmakers used the murder of Army Spc. Vanessa Guillen as a rallying cry Tuesday to call for an end to the culture of sexual harassment and assault …

Sexual Harassment

The VA Is Hoping To Build Awareness And Trust Among Female Veterans

Last year 20,000 women transitioned out of the military, making them the fastest-growing cohort of veterans. Yet compared to men, they're much less …

U.S. Military

Record set with more than $11M in sales of Arizona specialty plates

PHOENIX — The Arizona Department of Transportation announced Thursday an annual record of more than $11 million in sales of specialty license …

Arizona

Outdated Policies, Conflicts of Interest Hinder VA's Efforts to Stop Sexual Harassment: GAO

Over a quarter of female Department of Veterans Affairs employees experienced sexual harassment in recent years, according to a Government …

Sexual Harassment

US military makes sweeping changes to stamp out prejudice and bias — including discrimination against pregnancies and hairstyles

The US Defense Department enacted sweeping plans to address gaps in "diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunities" for all the military branches, changes that come in the wake of social unrest following the death of George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter movement across the country.<p>"The purpose …

Race & Ethnicity