Category Archives: Women Vets

FORT FUMBLE SEATTLE–I HOPE YOU HAD THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE

Today marks the first time I’ve woken up to a yellowish, smoky overcast with no sun since Vietnam. It finally made an anemic showing this PM. The only thing missing was the oily petroleum-like aroma of burnt nape, CS and … Continue reading

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The Recession Has Hit Women the Hardest; Here’s How to Recover

Women already face more employment-related challenges than men, but the recession has brought additional worries. What does the recession mean for a woman’s ability to help support her household? Here, we’ll look at what’s happening in the current economy and … Continue reading

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Developing Evidence to Win Your MST Claim

Winning any VA disability claim can be a daunting task. But Veterans with PTSD related to Military Sexual Trauma (MST) usually face a difficult up-hill battle for one important reason: Sexual trauma is rarely reported in service, often because of … Continue reading

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VETERANS DAY 2016–A PALL AND A POX OVER OUR LAND

As I sit down this morning to put fingers to keyboard, my heart is heavy. Our Country, whom you and I fought to preserve Democracy for, now indulges in a free-for-all of anger and retribution. Internecine warfare is even rending … Continue reading

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What the heck is a kiedove?

It’s a word I made up–a simple anagram–from Dovekie (also Little Auk), an Arctic sea bird I’ve never had the pleasure to see in the feather. The happy, beautiful Encyclopedia of Life (EOL) describes them:  Little auks float on the waves … Continue reading

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DAV’s excellent report out–Women Veterans: The Long Journey Home

Some of the topics, as they relate to post 9/11 female vets, include the following:  wounded in action, limb loss and amputation, traumatic brain injury, mental health, suicide, VA health care system, VA Mental Health Care, legal problems, military sexual … Continue reading

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