The First Lady teams up with Redbook to support female Veterans


Hiring Women VetsThe 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 White House to speak with the First Lady about the Joining Forces initiative and their experiences transitioning into civilian life.

The November issue also highlights how all Americans can help support women veterans, and provides resources for women veterans seeking employment.

Learn more about the November issue and join the conversation on Twitter by using the hashtag #HireWomenVets.

Editor’s Note: VA’s Center for Women Veterans website provides links to a number of employment resources as well as information on benefits, health care and outreach.


Rory Brosius

Rory Brosius is the Deputy Director of Joining Forces


  1. Paul Tenenbaum    

    As a disabled Korean War Veteran I am disappointed that Our President’s name is mentioned the reaction is negative. May I suggest that ALL Naysayers take a sheet of paper and draw a verticular line in the middle. On one side all the decisions which turned out to the good of our people, the other what he could not get through Congress and then ask yourself why. I’ll give you a hint: from the first day of his presidency (he was elected by the people of the United States -twice-, the GOP said: only ONE term.
    People did not listen.. The began the “attack ads” and from the above replies, I would say that some are influenced. Can’t we all be fair?

  2. Danny    

    I hope the fact that there are no comments posted here is a reflection of how they feel about the Obama administration and not a reflection on female veterans. Females today are playing a much more important role in our military then people have realized throughout history. They have always been there for us,but they have had to disguise themselves or have not been publicized. Ladies, God bless you!

    1. Jon    

      I agree with you Danny, women in uniform are filling positions that some men I met in the service would shirk away from anytime they had the chance. I have so much respect for so many of the women I have so much respect for so many women I had the honor of serving with during my 20 years. As for the first lady I will withhold comment as I have nothing good and/or positive to say.

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