Sunday, October 1, 2017

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs CWV - News Update

 

 

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In Case You Missed It:  The Center for Women Veterans is sharing recent news stories that may be of interest to women Veterans, military women, and their supporters on a weekly basis.  Share your thoughts about them on social media with the hashtag #womenVets.

Brawny Celebrates Women's History Month By Featuring a Woman on Its Packaging

03/06/2017 07:00 AM EST

Campaign includes films focused on women in STEM. [from Adweek]

Veterans Find Horse Care, Riding Therapeutic

03/06/2017 07:00 AM EST

Program takes referrals from VA, helps participants lower anxiety level. [from The Columbian]

A Nude Photo Scandal has Shaken the Entire Marine Corps

03/06/2017 07:00 AM EST

A Marine Corps spokesman at the Pentagon confirmed that an investigation is underway, telling Marine Corps Times on Saturday night that military officials are uncertain how many personnel may be involved. [from Marine Corps Times]

Honoring the Proud Women Who Serve in the U.S. Navy

03/06/2017 07:00 AM EST

From nurses to heavy equipment operators, from Seaman Recruits to Admirals, from the desks Clerks or Admins to Sailors/WAVEs on combat ships, women have fulfill every available position in the U.S. Navy and done an outstanding job. [from The Sextant]

Female WWII Veteran from Hempstead Honored for Service

03/06/2017 07:00 AM EST

Sgt. Helen Wilson received a citation and a crystal star from Nassau County for her trailblazing service. [from News 12 Long Island]

03/04/2017 #VeteranOfTheDay Navy Veteran Patricia Ann Franks

03/04/2017 07:00 AM EST

We honor your service, Patricia!

A Purple Heart Warrior Takes Aim At Military Inequality In 'Shoot Like A Girl'

03/03/2017 07:00 AM EST

Maj. Mary Jennings Hegar received the Purple Heart and the Distinguished Flying Cross with a Valor Device for her service in Afghanistan. [from NPR Books]

Air National Guard Vet Fights for Women's Rights in U.S. Military after Heroics in Afghanistan

03/03/2017 07:00 AM EST

She survived the botched rescue operation and was awarded a Purple Heart and the Distinguished Flying Cross With Valor. [from New York Daily News]

Face of Defense: Airman Makes New Life After Family's Abuse

03/03/2017 07:00 AM EST

Air Force Tech. Sgt. Chandra Towns overcame physical and sexual abuse to become a successful airman, mother and wife. [from U.S. Department of Defense]

Fighting with Funny

03/03/2017 07:00 AM EST

The show "Discharged" places military Veterans into hilarious civilian situations. [from American Grit]

The Challenge of Accessing Birth Control in the Military

03/03/2017 07:00 AM EST

Many women want to stop their periods while in the field, but getting the means to do so can be difficult. [from The Atlantic]

Sweden Reintroduces Military Draft, This Time Including Women

03/03/2017 07:00 AM EST

About 20,000 people now work for the Swedish Armed Forces, 84 percent of them men and 16 percent women, according to the Armed Forces' website. [from Defense News]

U.S. Coast Guard Helicopter Pilot La'Shanda Holmes Defies Odds, Expectations to Break Barriers

03/03/2017 07:00 AM EST

She endured abuse and neglect to later become the first African-American female helicopter pilot for the U.S. Coast Guard. [from The St. Louis American]

Face of Defense: Soldier's Loss Leads to Powerlifting Triumph

03/03/2017 07:00 AM EST

Dealing with chronic aches and pains from a diagnosis of osteoarthritis in her right knee, Army Sgt. 1st Class JenniferPalacios took the advice of her trainer who suggested incorporating more heavy lifting into her workouts. [from U.S. Department of Defense]

More Female, Minority Officers Join as Marine Corps Stresses Diversity

03/03/2017 07:00 AM EST

In fiscal 2016, the service received 1,603 new officers, of whom 9.8 percent were women and 33.3 percent were non-white. [from Military.com]

03/03/2017 #VeteranOfTheDay is Marine Corps Veteran Mildred Lawson Partlow

03/03/2017 07:00 AM EST

We honor her service.

Female Veterans Honor Sister World War II Veteran

03/03/2017 07:00 AM EST

A team of seven female Veterans, from different branches of the military, acted as World War II Veteran Dorothy Hall's pallbearers as a way of saying thank you to a woman who helped blaze the trail for them to serve. [from WHAS 11 ABC]

Women's History Month: 31 days of Amazing Women

03/02/2017 07:00 AM EST

Susan B. Anthony, Sojourner Truth, Graciela Olivarez, and Tammy Duckworth to name a few. [from USA Today]

I Am Not Invisible

03/02/2017 07:00 AM EST

The project is the brainchild of PSU Veterans Resource Center Director Felita Singleton and ODVA Women Veterans Coordinator Elizabeth Estabrooks. [from the Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs]

03/02/2017 #VeteranOfTheDay Marine Corp Veteran Stesha Moreno

03/02/2017 07:00 AM EST

We honor your service, Stesha!

Easing Transition to Civilian Life for Women Veterans

03/02/2017 07:00 AM EST

MED researchers create network with Walmart Foundation grant. [from Boston University Today]

A Veteran's Body was Unclaimed, but She was Buried with Full Honors (Column)

03/02/2017 07:00 AM EST

Casey "Anne" Finnegan, who died with no known family and without funds for a burial, was given full military honors through Dignity Memorial's Homeless Veteran Burial Program. It's a program that provides burial services and a catered reception for homeless or indigent Veterans. [from The Oregonian]

I Am A Veteran

03/02/2017 07:00 AM EST

A PSA Campaign about Women Veterans from Veterans.

03/01/2017 #VeteranOfTheDay Marine Veteran Stephanie Carr

03/01/2017 07:00 AM EST

We honor your service Stephanie!

Veteran Artist Shares Her Passion for Writing and Painting About Wildlife

03/01/2017 07:00 AM EST

Veteran artist Pamela Corwin is a wildlife and fisheries biologist for the State of South Carolina.

Three Army Vets Part of Women's Art Display

02/28/2017 07:00 AM EST

Artwork by the women and profiles of their military service will be part of the month-long display. [from Association of the United States Army]

Getting it right: VA's Maternity Care Program Honors Veterans, Mothers

02/28/2017 07:00 AM EST

As a disabled Marine Corps Veteran enrolled in VA healthcare, I was eligible to receive my maternity care through the Department.

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Thursday, September 28, 2017

Fwd: American Veteran documentary at West Charleston Library, THU Sep 28th 5:30pm-7:00pm

 

Len Yelinek <lenyelinek@gmail.com>

Yesterday, 9:45 PM

MOPH Patriots -- Just received this notice.  If you are free tomorrow afternoon at 5:30pm, stop by the West Charleston Library, 6301 W. Charleston Bl.

Just right around the corner for the documentary film screening “American Veteran” this Thursday 9/28 at the West Charleston Library. In partnership with the Elizabeth Dole Foundation-Hidden Heroes.   Please also share among your network of military families and spouses that may be interested.  Attached is the flyer for the screening and evenbrite link to register.   We hope to see you there……..

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/screening-of-american-veteran-panel-discussion-tickets-36885964914

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Monday, June 12, 2017

PICTURE WORTH A TRILLION DOLLARS

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House Minority Leader pictured standing, far right, speaks while
colleagues play solitaire Monday night as the House convened to vote
on a new budget. (AP)

The guy sitting in the row in front of these two....he's on Facebook,
and the guy behind Hennessy is checking out the baseball scores.

These are the folks that couldn't get the budget out by Oct. 1,  and
are about to control your health care, cap and  trade, and the  list
goes on and on.
Should  we buy them larger screen computers - or  -
a ticket  home, permanently?
This  is one of their 3-DAY WORK WEEKS that we all pay for
(salary is about $179,000 per year).

KEEP THIS GOING!
DON'T LET IT STOP WITH YOU!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

NEVADA NEWS AND VIEWS

NEVADA NEWS AND VIEWS

Attorney General Laxalt Releases Office of Military Legal Assistance @EASE Program

November 11, 2016

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Business Case in Honor of Veterans Day November 11, 2016 (NV) Today, Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt is pleased to announce the completion of the business case for the Office of Military Legal Assistance @EASE Program. The program was officially launched one year ago in November, 2015, and is the nation’s first attorney general-led, public-private partnership offering our military communities access to pro bono civil legal services. In practice, the program pairs military Service members in need of legal assistance with pro bono private legal counsel for civil matters including consumer fraud, military rights, immigration, landlord/tenant, predatory lending and creditor/debtor issues. The program also provides monthly workshops dedicated to drafting free wills and powers of attorney for Nevada veterans across the state.

The @EASE program strives to bolster military readiness by providing Service members with the knowledge that the program has the capacity to manage legal affairs in their absence—putting our Service members @EASE. Earlier this year, the Department of Defense named the Office a “Best Practice Program,” and recommended that the program be duplicated in states throughout the country. The program has partnered with the Nevada State Bar, County Bars and numerous statewide legal organizations to recruit more than 150 local attorneys willing to represent our Service members and their families free of charge.

“Today, on behalf of all Nevadans, I salute the millions of veterans who have dedicated their lives to protecting the life and liberty of all Americans, and hope you will join me in extending our deepest gratitude for their service,” said Attorney General Adam Laxalt. “Nevada is home to an estimated 11,400 active duty military members, 7,620 reserve members and over 228,000 veterans, and the Office of Military Legal Assistance @EASE program, through its pro bono partnerships, is proud to have helped Nevada’s Service members and veterans handle over 900 pro bono matters in its first year. With the completion of this business case, there is now empirical data justifying the need for this program and a roadmap to support efforts to form legal assistance offices in other states. It is my hope that this program will demonstrate a commitment to our military communities for years to come, and that eligible Nevadans will continue to take advantage of these services.

” For more information about the program, visit nvagomla.nv.gov . Nevada attorneys hoping to volunteer pro bono hours to the program should email Heather Cooney at HCooney@ag.nv.gov

NEVADA NEWS AND VIEWS

NEVADA NEWS AND VIEWS

Attorney General Laxalt Releases Office of Military Legal Assistance @EASE Program

November 11, 2016

clip_image002

Business Case in Honor of Veterans Day November 11, 2016 (NV) Today, Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt is pleased to announce the completion of the business case for the Office of Military Legal Assistance @EASE Program. The program was officially launched one year ago in November, 2015, and is the nation’s first attorney general-led, public-private partnership offering our military communities access to pro bono civil legal services. In practice, the program pairs military Service members in need of legal assistance with pro bono private legal counsel for civil matters including consumer fraud, military rights, immigration, landlord/tenant, predatory lending and creditor/debtor issues. The program also provides monthly workshops dedicated to drafting free wills and powers of attorney for Nevada veterans across the state.

The @EASE program strives to bolster military readiness by providing Service members with the knowledge that the program has the capacity to manage legal affairs in their absence—putting our Service members @EASE. Earlier this year, the Department of Defense named the Office a “Best Practice Program,” and recommended that the program be duplicated in states throughout the country. The program has partnered with the Nevada State Bar, County Bars and numerous statewide legal organizations to recruit more than 150 local attorneys willing to represent our Service members and their families free of charge.

“Today, on behalf of all Nevadans, I salute the millions of veterans who have dedicated their lives to protecting the life and liberty of all Americans, and hope you will join me in extending our deepest gratitude for their service,” said Attorney General Adam Laxalt. “Nevada is home to an estimated 11,400 active duty military members, 7,620 reserve members and over 228,000 veterans, and the Office of Military Legal Assistance @EASE program, through its pro bono partnerships, is proud to have helped Nevada’s Service members and veterans handle over 900 pro bono matters in its first year. With the completion of this business case, there is now empirical data justifying the need for this program and a roadmap to support efforts to form legal assistance offices in other states. It is my hope that this program will demonstrate a commitment to our military communities for years to come, and that eligible Nevadans will continue to take advantage of these services.

” For more information about the program, visit nvagomla.nv.gov . Nevada attorneys hoping to volunteer pro bono hours to the program should email Heather Cooney at HCooney@ag.nv.gov

flapjack fundraiser

Attached is the flyer for the flapjack fundraiser. NVF flapjack 6-10-17

flapjack fundraiser

Attached is the flyer for the flapjack fundraiser. NVF flapjack 6-10-17