This month, the Department of Veterans Affairs issued a new rule making it easier for veterans of all generations to make service-connected PTSD claims.
With more female troops enlisting and returning home from combat every day, IAVA is raising awareness about the challenges facing our women warriors.
More than 240,000 female service members have been deployed to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, but for some female veterans, reintegrating to civilian life, and trying to find employment, has been difficult.
IAVA Executive Director and Founder Paul Rieckhoff recently spoke to National Public Radio’s Weekend Edition about IAVA’s efforts o help our nations women warriors transition home, and how the military and veterans healthcare system can better prepare for the influx of new veterans.
(Info provided by Michelle McCarthy)
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I continue to be amazed at the difference in attitudes toward today’s military members, as opposed to those of us of the Vietnam generation. IAVA is a phenomenal organization fighting to help all combat veterans make the readjustment to civilian life.