April 26, 2017

Tigard American Legion Auxiliary supports veteran causes

Royal Villas resident Kathy Norris, who was a charter member of the Tigard American Legion Post 158 Auxiliary 52 years ago, showed up at the April […]
April 25, 2017

VA resources meet unique needs of at-risk or homeless women Veterans

As the number of women serving in the military has increased, female Veterans have become the fastest growing demographic in America’s homeless community. Today, women comprise approximately nine […]
March 22, 2017

Celebrating 100 years of enlisted military service for women

Since the American Revolution, women have served on America’s battlefield. They served as nurses, spies, cooks, and even disguised themselves as men to fight in the […]
March 22, 2017

VA’s National Cemetery Administration pays tribute to women Veterans interred at its 135 cemeteries

March is national Women’s History Month, where we honor the women who have been a vital part of the U.S. Armed Forces and its community of Veterans. […]
March 20, 2017

Women’s Military History Week

March 15, 2017

Supporting our women Veterans

Life after the military can be difficult for all those who have served, but for the 1.8 million female Veterans in America, there are unique (and […]
March 13, 2017

Local woman veteran becomes commander for veteran organization

MEDFORD, Ore. – There’s a new commander for the Jackson County Disabled American Veterans Chapter 8. Alice Thomsen is the first woman veteran to become commander […]
March 13, 2017

Veteran artists work highlighted at VA during Women’s History Month

In honor of Women’s History Month, VA’s Center for Women Veterans partnered with Veteran Artist Program (VAP) to display art by 10 women Veterans at 10 VA […]
March 10, 2017

VA offers free Military Sexual Trauma health care services to Veterans regardless of service-connected status

I enlisted in the Army in 2000 and served for five years as an Arabic linguist, including a year-long Operation Iraqi Freedom deployment with the 101st […]