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National Veterans and Military Families Month

Tuesday, November 1, 2022 | Category: Advocacy/Outreach - National

November is National Veterans and Military Families Month. Use the information highlighted in this downloadable fact sheet to help you celebrate the strengths of military families and their contributions to the military community and our nation.

https://www.militaryonesource.mil/products/national-veterans-and-military-families-month-fact-sheet-364/

This link below lists opportunities and activities scheduled around the nation.

News: Service Women's Action Network (SWAN)

Sunday, October 30, 2022 | Category: Advocacy/Outreach - National

Founded in 2007, the Service Women's Action Network's (SWAN) "goal is to ensure all service women have access to the information, tools and support they need to reach their personal and professional goals during and following their years of service." SWAN advocated for "opening all military jobs to service women, holding sex offenders accountable in the military justice system, eliminating barriers to disability claims for those who have experienced military sexual trauma, and expanding access to services for a broad range of reproductive healthcare services."

SWAN knows their "work has only just begun." Their Steering Committee includes active duty and veteran servicewomen.

News: Department of Veterans Affairs "Center for Women Veterans"

Sunday, October 30, 2022 | Category: Advocacy/Outreach - National

The "Center for Women Veterans" posts "News for Women Veterans" on the page linked below. If you are interested in receiving automatic e-mail or text messaging updates, you can subscribe at: https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/USVA/subscriber/new?qsp=USVA_1.

News: Veteran Service Organizations

Sunday, October 30, 2022 | Category: Advocacy/Outreach - National

Visit the following sites for specific veteran service organization news, history and activities.

American Legion: https://www.legion.org/news
American Veterans (AMVETS): https://amvets.org/news-archive/
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA): https://iava.org/blog/
Korean War Veterans Association, Inc. (KWVA): https://kwva.us/?page=home
Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW): https://www.vfw.org/media-and-events
Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA): https://vva.org/category/web-weekly/



News & Much More: Military.com

Sunday, October 30, 2022 | Category: Advocacy/Outreach - National

Military.com posted this mission statement, accessed on October 15, 2018, on their “About” web page:

Military.com is committed to the mission of connecting the military community to all the advantages earned in service to America. Military.com is a division of Monster Worldwide.

We started Military.com in 1999 to revolutionize the way the 30 million Americans with military affinity stay connected and informed. Today, we're the largest online military and veteran membership organization — 10 million members strong.

Military.com's free membership connects servicemembers, military families and veterans to all the benefits of service — government benefits, scholarships, discounts, lifelong friends, mentors, great stories of military life or missions, and much more.

We believe that the benefits earned in the service should be easier to access and written in plain English. We're passionate about helping members make the most of military experience throughout life.

Military.com's members are sharing stories, insider tips, news from the front lines, and unique slices of military life including the tough stuff of war.

Military.com provides headline news and technology updates since our community answers the call and makes news. We also cover the rest of the military experience — from great content like our user-generated videos in our popular "Shock and Awe" feature to our military equipment guide we present what makes the military unique (and fun).

We are proud that our Military.com team is made up of more than 60 percent veterans, including active members of the National Guard, reserve, and military spouses.<

In 2004, Military.com joined forces with Monster Worldwide to accelerate our growth and change the playing field for career and educational opportunities for servicemembers, veterans and military spouses. Monster's vision is bringing people together to advance their lives, which is a great fit with Military.com's "members first" ethos and goal of connecting the military community to all the benefits of service.

Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services Releases 2017 Report

Tuesday, August 30, 2022 | Category: Advocacy/Outreach - National

The Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services (DACOWITS) released its 2017 annual report. The Committee advises the Defense Department on matters and policies relating to women in U.S. armed forces.

New Congressional Caucus to Focus on Servicewomen, Female Vets

Thursday, July 4, 2019 | Category: Advocacy/Outreach - National

A new Congressional initiative, the House Servicewomen and Women Veterans Congressional Caucus, was launched on Capitol Hill to address long-standing issues impacting the fastest growing military cohort. They plan to focus on “growing issues facing female servicemembers and veterans today, from concerns of reports of increased sexual assaults in the ranks to more women serving in combat to health care.”

The caucus is chaired and co-chaired by women veterans.

22nd Annual Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues & Women in the Military Wreath Laying Ceremony

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 | Category: Advocacy/Outreach - National

The “22nd Annual Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues Women in the Military Wreath Laying Ceremony” will be hosted at “the Women’s Memorial,” Arlington Cemetery, Washington D.C.

As information becomes available, it will be posted on this site.

Welcome Kit for Department of Veterans Affairs

Friday, January 11, 2019 | Category: Advocacy/Outreach - International

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) “Welcome Kit” offers veterans, their families and caregivers a step-by-step guide to VA services and benefits, contacts and eligibility information. After becoming familiar with what is available, reach in to the VA contact to gather more information, verify eligibility and move forward with their assistance.

This kit is printable...please share with others who inquire about how the VA may help them or someone they know.

2018 Veterans Day Deals, Discounts and Freebies

Monday, October 29, 2018 | Category: Advocacy/Outreach - National

Military.com frequently updates a list of Veterans Day 2018 restaurant, goods and services discounts as well as events.

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