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Perspectives: National Geographic’s Women in Military Services

Friday, March 1, 2019 | Category: History/Heritage - International

National Geographic offers a spectrum of articles about women in military services, past and current times.

Perspectives: PBS Stories of Service

Friday, March 1, 2019 | Category: History/Heritage - International

"Stories of Service" is an initiative by public media sources to "unite powerful stories and conversations around one of our country's most resilient communities: our military veterans." The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) offers published and upcoming shows and films, educational resources, and transitional information for the military and veterans.

Women’s History Month 2019

Friday, March 1, 2019 | Category: History/Heritage - National

The month of March is national “Women’s History Month,” a time dedicated to learn more about women and recognize their innumerable lifetime contributions. Women with military service are a vibrant part of this memorable journey.

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.

Veterans in the 116th Congress, By the Numbers

Monday, January 7, 2019 | Category: Legislation - National

When the 2015-2017 114th Congress opened, 101 members (4 women/97 men) had military experience, a steady decline since 2005. The 2018 elections (116th Congress) halted this decline with more than 150 veterans running for the U.S. House of Representatives, more than 75 elected,16 serving their first terms 3 of whom are women joining the House. The 116th congress will include 95 total veterans (6 women),18 in the Senate (2 women) and 77 (4 women) in the House. In 2012 and 2014, 12 and in 2016 14 veteran first-termers were elected. Read this article for more details.

Need to Know: These New UCMJ Laws Start Jan. 1, 2019

Tuesday, January 1, 2019 | Category: Military Justice - International

Amy Bushatz reported the following in her Military.com article:

“A series of sweeping reforms and updates to the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) kick in on Jan. 1, 2019, including the addition of some crimes, an expansion of victims' rights and standardizing the legal blood alcohol limit for drivers on some military bases.

Many of the changes, which stemmed in part from Joint Chiefs of Staff recommendations made in 2013, were ordered in the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Put into policy early this year through an executive order from President Donald Trump, they bring what Sen. John McCain, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee during the 2017 NDAA process, called the "most significant reforms to the Uniform Code of Military Justice since it was enacted six decades ago."”

Comprehensive Resource Center for the Military Justice Improvement Act

Monday, December 31, 2018 | Category: Military Justice - National

New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand posts a continuum of information including legislative actions regarding sexual assault, harassment and retaliation within the United States military.

Donations Needed to Keep the Women in Military Service for America Memorial Doors Open

Thursday, November 15, 2018 | Category: History/Heritage - National

The "Women in Military Service for America (WIMSA), women veterans' memorial at Arlington Cemetery in Virginia faces challenges to stay open 20 years after it was chartered. Commonly known as the "Women's Memorial," it officially opened in October 1997. PRWeb notes that it is the "only national memorial to recognize and honor the service of America's almost 3 million military women who have proudly served since the American Revolution. Initially, Congress earmarked money for the Women's Memorial to assist with operating costs, but in 2010 the Congressional funding stopped." Since 2010, the memorial's doors remained open through personal donations.

The "Women's Memorial," partnered with the Academy Women's Military Women eMentor Community to launch a fundraising campaign that began November 4, 2016 with a goal of raising $20 for every living woman veteran or $20 million dollars to keep the memorial open for the next 20 years and remain a "rallying point for current military women and a pilgrimage site for women veterans. The Memorial tells the story of women's service to over 150,000 visitors every year and almost 300,000 permanent registrations by current and veteran military women have been recorded and preserved for future generations." The campaign raised over $114,508.

Please help keep the memorial doors open! Consider donating...every dollar makes a difference.

US Postal mail:
Please download and complete the Donation Form at: http://www.womensmemorial.org/PDFs/RegForm.pdf

Mail donation form to:
Women's Memorial Foundation
Dept. 560
Washington, DC 20042-0560

Other questions, call: 800-222-2294 or 703-533-1155

RAND Report (Volume 5): Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment in the Military

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 | Category: Sexual Harassment/Assault/Trauma - National

RAND released its 2018 “Volume 5. Estimates for Installation- and Command-Level Risk of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment from the 2014 RAND Military Workplace Study.” RAND’s report summary follows:

In early 2014, the Department of Defense Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office asked the RAND National Defense Research Institute to conduct an independent assessment of the rates of sexual assault, sexual harassment, and gender discrimination in the military — an assessment last conducted in 2012 by the Department of Defense using the Workplace and Gender Relations Survey of Active Duty Members. The resulting RAND Military Workplace Study invited close to 560,000 U.S. service members to participate in a survey fielded in August and September of 2014. This volume presents survey estimates of how risk of sexual assault and sexual harassment varies across military installations and major commands. The researchers find that risk of sexual assault and harassment varies across installations and commands and that these differences are sometimes large. Patterns in these risk estimates offer important insights into the types of environments where service members are most or least likely to be sexually assaulted or harassed. The results may also provide clues about the conditions that contribute to sexual assault risk and about strategies that could be used to prevent sexual assault and harassment.

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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