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» 20-Year Project Captures Navy's Women's History
This oral history project, more than 20 years in the making, is a collection of the firsthand accounts of female Sailors and Marines in the Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service (WAVES). The history is preserved in the Naval Historical Collection at the Naval War College.
» America's Women Veterans: Military Service History and VA Benefit Utilization Statistics (November 23, 2011)
This Veterans Administration (VA) report chronicles the history of women in the military and as veterans. It also profiles women Veterans and how they utilized benefits and services in 2009 and examines how they might use VA in the future.
» Armed Forces Day History And Traditions: 7 Interesting Facts About The Day Honoring American Troops (May 15, 2015)
The history of Armed Forces Day dates back 65 years and s celebrated every year in the U.S. on the third Saturday in May.
» Honor Flights for Women Veterans
In 2015, the "Honor Flight Tri-State" organization in Cincinnati, Ohio offered the historic first all-female veteran "Honor Flight" trip to Washington D.C. to visit memorials in recognition of their military service. Women veterans from Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky participated. Their "Honor Flight" and military experience stories are shared in this "Library" section as well as the "News" and "Media" pages.
» National Women's History Alliance
The National Women’s History Alliance recognizes and celebrates the diverse and historic accomplishments of women by providing informational services and educational and promotional materials.
» RAND Research: Women in the Military
The RAND Corporation maintains an extensive historical library of the Military Sexual Assault studies and reports they conducted.
» VA History Brief
This is a brief history of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
» Veterans History Project
The Veterans History Project of the Library of Congress American Folklife Center collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal oral history accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war. The site has search capability and links to other oral history sites.
» Women Veteran Issues: A Historical Perspective (2014)
The Veterans Administration (VA) Center for Women Veterans maintains this document which depicts key happenings in the VA's history of caring for women veterans.
» Women Veterans: Past, Present and Future (September 2007)
This Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Policy and Planning publication is a 17th-21st century historical overview of military women's integration into the military and the VA health and benefits administrations.
» Women Veterans: The Past, Present and Future of Women Veterans (February 2017)
This Department of Veterans Affairs report is a recurring 10-year update of women veteran-related history, demographics, trends, policies and procedures.