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Tuesday, December 25, 2018 | Category: Department of Veterans Affairs - National

This link is focused on "Women Veteran" news. "VAntage Point" news is one way to keep up with some of what's happening in the Department of Veterans Affairs. At VAntage Point, the official blog of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, they intend to stop "that same old way of communicating (or not communicating), toss it out the window, and be engaging not adversarial." See the VAntage "About" page. They want to provide women and men with military service, the nation's veterans, with information that will help and inform them. Their blog news includes a women veteran-focused article archive.

Is the VA Motto Outdated and Sexist? The Head of the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans Group Thinks So.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 | Category: Department of Veterans Affairs - National

Across the nation, plaques on veteran institutions display Abraham Lincoln’s 1865 Second Inaugural Address quote, “To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan.” His quote became the motto for VA 59 years ago. Some believe it is not representative of today’s military veterans which includes women, the fastest growing veteran population.

VA Celebrates New Strategic Partnerships on Veterans Day (Video)

Friday, November 11, 2016 | Category: Department of Veterans Affairs - National

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced nine new strategic partnerships that will offer services to veterans and their families. This continuing effort to bring the public and private sectors together is one of their five MyVA strategies to better reach out to assist veterans within their communities.

VA Selects New Director of the Center for Women Veterans

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 | Category: Department of Veterans Affairs - National

Kayla M. Williams was appointed as Director of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Center for Women Veterans. She will be the VA Secretary's primary advisor on Department policies, programs and legislation that affect women veterans. Ms. Williams is a post-9/11 veteran, a former member of the VA Advisory Committee on Women Veterans, an author of two books, a 2013 White House Woman Veteran Champion of Change, and a 2015 Lincoln Award recipient. She was a RAND Corporation researcher for eight years, focusing on service member and veteran health needs and benefits, international security, and intelligence policy.

'Women in Uniform Also Guaranteed Their Freedom'

Monday, April 18, 2016 | Category: Department of Veterans Affairs - Indiana

The Department of Veterans Affairs and the all-women's American Legion Post 431 co-hosted the Indiana Women Veterans' Conference for more than 200 women veterans at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Along with guest speakers, women could participate in workshops on VA benefits, health care, art therapy, and resume writing and also be pampered with massages and beauty makeovers.

Appeals Court Finds the VA Wronged Vets by Ignoring 2010 Law

Thursday, April 14, 2016 | Category: Department of Veterans Affairs - National

A unanimous ruling by a 3-judge panel on the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims found that the Department of Veterans Affairs "ignored plain language of a 2010 statute meant to protect VA-enrolled veterans from out-of-pocket costs when forced to use non-VA emergency medical care." This case sets precedence for hundreds of other VA-enrolled veterans with alternative health insurance who paid for some of their outside emergency care costs since Feb. 1, 2010.

Errors Delayed Claims for Aging, Disabled Veterans

Sunday, April 3, 2016 | Category: Department of Veterans Affairs - National

The Department of Veterans (VA) Affairs Pension and Fiduciary Service announced that about 14,000 fiduciary claims, some dating to 2000, were not transferred correctly and didn't get processed. Veterans eligible for care or compensation lost thousands of dollars. The VA estimates that it will take at least six months to work the cases, assign fiduciaries who will help veterans deemed incompetent to manage their finances, and correct their system.

VA Announces Community Care Call Center to Help Veterans with Choice Program Billing Issues

Monday, March 14, 2016 | Category: Department of Veterans Affairs - National

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) "Community Care Call Center" is now operational. Veterans can work directly with the VA "Community Care Call Center" to resolve debt collection issues resulting from inappropriate or delayed "Veterans Choice Program" billing. Call 1-877-881-7618 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time) for assistance.

Kentucky Women Veterans Unite! 2016

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 | Category: Department of Veterans Affairs - Kentucky

The state's "Kentucky Women Veterans Unite!" initiative will continue in 2106. Outreach events for Kentucky's 24,000 women veterans, including regional conferences in Eastern and Western Kentucky, are planned. An event calendar is posted on the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs website along with articles of statewide articles.

Washington Women Veterans' Summit 2016

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 | Category: Department of Veterans Affairs - Washington

This Summit provides comprehensive federal and state benefits information as well as opportunities to network and enjoy the camaraderie with other women veterans. The Summit is scheduled for September 17, 2016.

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