October 4, 2017

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

This month, VA would like to raise awareness of breast cancer and emphasize the importance of early detection. One in every eight women will develop breast […]
September 21, 2017

Women Vets Have More Than Double the Suicide Rate of Civilian Women

The suicide rate among women who have served in the U.S. military is more than twice as high as that of adult civilian women, according to […]
September 18, 2017

Celebrate National Women’s Health and Fitness Day

On Wednesday, September 27th, the Health Information Resource Center (HIRC) will hold its National Women’s Health and Fitness Day, promoting health awareness and the importance of […]
September 18, 2017

#BeThere: Committing yourself to prevent suicide among women Veterans

When I came home from Iraq in 2004, little information and relatively few resources were available to help me reintegrate. And in addition to trying to […]
August 18, 2017

Take a sneak peak at the 2017 National Women Veterans Summit

The 2017 National Women Veterans Summit is swiftly approaching and we are looking forward to seeing many of you in Houston, Texas. For those of you […]
August 4, 2017

See you at the 2017 national women Veterans summit

The female Veteran population accounts for 10 percent of U.S. Veterans, and that number is expected to grow to 15 percent by 2030. This Veteran population […]
July 26, 2017

World War II Oregon WAVE Peggy Lutz Visits Tillamook Air Museum for Book Signing July 29

At 95 years young, Peggy Lutz is an inspiring figure who served as a Control Tower Operator at both Naval Air Station Klamath Falls and then […]
June 26, 2017

Expo aims to connect veterans with valuable resources in central Oregon

One of the largest veteran resource events in the state will be held in central Oregon next month, when the Veteran Benefit Expo kicks off at 10 a.m. July 15 at the Deschutes Fair & Expo Center in Redmond. With over 75 booths featuring state and federal service providers, non-profit agencies, employers and other local partners, this free event promises to bring together the best benefits, resources and programs Oregon has to offer veterans and their families.
June 26, 2017

Changes to MST-related PTSD claims processing means more help for Veterans

Women are disproportionately likely to have experienced sexual harassment and/or assault during their military service. This trauma, referred to by VA as military sexual trauma (MST), […]