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Women Veteran's of America National Website: http://www.wvanational.org/ 

Women Veteran's of America is continually fighting for the rights of women who have served and who are currently serving in the Armed Forces of the United States.

The Center for Women Veterans - http://www1.va.gov/womenvet/

 

The mission of the Center for Women Veterans is to ensure that:

Women veterans have access to VA benefits and services on par with male veterans.

VA programs are responsive to gender-specific needs of women veterans.

Outreach is performed to improve women veterans' awareness of services, benefits, and eligibility criteria.

Women veterans are treated with dignity and respect. 

The Director, Center for Women Veterans, acts as the primary advisor to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on all matters related to policies, legislation, programs, issues, and initiatives affecting women veterans.  The Center was established in November 1994 to oversee VA’s women veterans programs.

 

VETERANS VOICE BLOG:    http://www.theleafchronicle.com

Stacey Hopwood is a Marine veteran and a founding member of WVA Chapter 20.  She is also a County Veteran Service Officer in Montgomery County (Clarksville), Tennessee.  More recently, she became a community blogger on the local newspaper’s web site.  Stop in on Stacey’s blog to see what is happening in the local veteran community.  She welcomes ALL veterans, male and female, of any branch of service, to post comments on the topics she blogs about.  In fact, if you are a family member of a veteran, or just someone that supports veterans, feel free to jump in the mix.  If you would like more information about Stacey’s blog, or need assistance in registering to post on the blog, you can email Stacey at veteranvoice@aol.com.    

 

 

Operation Stand Down Nashville - http://www.osdnashville.org/

The military term Stand Down describes the movement of soldiers in combat to a safe place for rest and recovery.  Since 1993, a coalition of over 50 local, state, and federal agencies has used this concept in Nashville to organize a three-day event for veterans who are homeless. To help veterans year-round, Operation Stand Down Nashville became a full-time agency and opened a Service Center and purchased transitional housing for homeless veterans.

The mission of OSD is to provide social services to honorably discharged veterans of the United States Armed Forces, including employment services, transitional housing, or referrals to and coordination of the activities of other agencies in the delivery of such services.

The Women in Military Service for America Memorial - http://www.womensmemorial.org.

This website is about the Women's Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery. The Women's Memorial is a unique, living memorial honoring all military women, past, present and future - and is the only major national memorial honoring women who have served in our nation's defense during all eras and in all services.

Work on the Memorial was in progress for about 11 years and it was dedicated on October 18. 1997.  Some 200,000 people visit the Memorial annually.  The Women's Memorial preserves an important legacy for all generations by capturing the undocumented history of our American Servicewomen.

Veterans Administration - http://www.va.gov

The goal of the Veterans Administration is to provide excellence in patient care, veterans' benefits, and customer satisfaction. The VA has reformed its department internally and is striving for high quality, prompt, and seamless service to veterans. VA employees continue to offer their dedication and commitment to help veterans get the services they have earned. Our nation's veterans deserve no less.   

EAST TENNESSEE WOMEN VETERANS NETWORK:  http://www.etwvn.com

ETWVN is a group of women veterans living in East Tennessee with similar goals:

- the opportunity to gather to plan and execute service oriented activities
- inform and be educated of VA services
- share in the camaraderie of our fellow military sisters
- remind the community of our service, i.e. Veterans Day Parade
- participate in national summits and celebrations as an organized group

FISHER HOUSE MIDDLE TENNESSEE:  http://www.fisherhousemiddletn.org/

The Fisher House program is a unique private-public partnership that supports America's military in their time of need. The program recognizes the special sacrifices of our men and women in uniform and the hardships of military service by meeting a humanitarian need beyond that normally provided by the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs.

The National Fisher House Foundation, Inc. in Rockville, Maryland, has proposed a 21 room facility for families of sick/wounded veterans being treated at two VA Medical Centers, Nashville and Murfreesboro, TN by 2010.

The Middle Tennessee Fisher House Foundation, Inc. is currently seeking donations from all citizens, businesses, foundations, civic clubs, veterans' organizations, cities and counties across Tennessee to support their fundraising efforts.

Donations will enable this FISHER HOUSE to be built on the site of the Alvin C. York VA Medical Center in Murfreesboro, TN. This FISHER HOUSE will become the "home away from home" for families to stay while they visit their loved one who is a patient at either VA Medical Center.  The families' stay at this "home away from home" is FREE...NO CHARGE!

More information is available on their website; by writing to Tennessee Fisher House Foundation, Inc., P.O. Box 774, Brentwood TN 37024-0774; or by emailing tennesseefisherhouse@comcast.net. 

TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS:  http://www.tennessee.gov/veteran/

US DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DOD):  http://www.defenselink.mil/

REQUEST MILITARY RECORDS ONLINE:  http://www.archives.gov/veterans/

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM FOR DISABLED VETERANS, WITH FOCUS ON PTSD & TBI:  http://www.americasheroesatwork.gov/

SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION LOAN PROGRAM FOR VETERANS:  http://www.sba.gov/patriotexpress/

DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS GI BILL:  http://www.gibill.va.gov/

NATIONAL CENTER FOR PTSD:  http://www.ncptsd.va.gov/

APPLY ONLINE FOR CERTAIN VA BENEFITS:  http://www.va.gov/onlineapps.htm

OFFICIAL WEB PORTAL OF THE US GOVERNMENT:  http://www.usa.gov/

LOCATE & CONTACT YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS:  http://www.congress.org/

Defense Department Advisory Committee on Women in the Services:  http://www.defenselink.mil/dacowits/

OFFICIAL MARINE CORPS WEB SITE:  http://www.marines.mil/

OFFICIAL ARMY WEB SITE:  http://www.army.mil/

OFFICIAL AIR FORCE WEB SITE:  http://www.af.mil/

OFFICIAL NAVY WEB SITE:  http://www.navy.mil/

AMERICAN LEGION:  http://www.legion.org/

VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS:  http://www.vfw.org/

DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS:  http://dav.org/

ONLINE CONNECTION TO ALL THINGS MILITARY & VETERAN RELATED:  http://www.military.com/

WEB SITE ABOUT WOMEN VETERANS, MAINTAINED BY RETIRED USAF CAPTAIN BARBARA WILSON (AKA CAPTAIN BARB):  http://userpages.aug.com/captbarb/