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Meaningful careers for military and Veteran spouses

When it came time to select a keynote speaker to kick off our Career Summit day of professional development, it was a no brainer. Rosye Cloud, the Senior Advisor for Veteran Employment (Veterans Benefits Administration) just gets it. We wish …

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VA Dietitian: Military staple is a still a good option

Every frazzled soccer mom knows that a box of pasta will cook in about 10 minutes. It’s a survival skill. But mothers aren’t the only ones who are savvy to this. My own mom was an Army nurse in Vietnam, …

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The First Lady teams up with Redbook to support female Veterans

The following is cross-posted from Joining Forces. On Tuesday, October 7, Redbook unveiled their November issue, which features First Lady Michelle Obama and is dedicated to helping female veterans get jobs. The issue highlights five female veterans who visited the …

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September 2014 Veteran unemployment; Veterans doing better than their civilian counterparts

The September 2014 unemployment data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that Veterans as a whole are doing slightly better than non-Veterans. The 12-month rolling averages show that Veterans and non-Veterans overall are doing better than they were a …

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VA, partners provide education benefits for surviving spouses, children of fallen servicemembers

While hundreds of millions of dollars in private scholarships and education benefits exist for families of fallen military service members, many of these families struggle because they do not know these benefits exist. Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors also known …

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Conference looks to advance women’s health research within VA

VA’s Health Services Research and Development Service sponsored a conference titled, “Enhancing Partnerships for Research and Care of Women Veterans” July 31-Aug. 1 in D.C. The event brought together investigators pursuing research on women Veterans and women in the military …

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108 year old female Veteran, Lucy Coffey: A true icon for female soldiers

Lucy Coffey’s dream of visiting Washington, D.C. came true this weekend. The 108-year-old San Antonio native arrived with an Honor Flight from Austin Friday night. Her goal was to see, one last time, the memorials dedicated to her generation’s service and …

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Veteran sings tribute to women Veterans

Singer/Songwriter, Air Force Veteran

Rhonda McCullough wrote a song about the struggles women Veterans face.

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A healthy pregnancy begins with a healthy you

Staff Writer, Veterans Health Administration

VA provides full women’s health care services for women Veterans.

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Save one life you’re a hero. Save a hundred lives and you’re a nurse.

Many of VA’s 90,000+ nurses began leading the way long before they first took a step in to a VA facility. The VA is a natural draw to many transitioning Veterans and this is particularly true for Veteran nurses who wish to continue taking care of their brothers and sisters in arms.

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