November 18, 2021:
Have you comments, suggestins, or comlaints to share with the Advisory Committe on Women Veterans? Sign up for the virtual committee meeting described below.
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs CWV - Advisory Committee on Women VeteransU.S. Department of Veterans Affairs sent this bulletin at 11/17/2021 09:06 AM EST
Advisory Committee on Women Veterans, Notice of Meeting
A Federal Register Notice by the Veterans Affairs Department on 11/16/2021
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) gives notice under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. app 2, that the Advisory Committee on Women Veterans will conduct a virtual meeting on December 14-16, 2021. The meeting will begin at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) and end 1:00 p.m. EST each day.
|December 14, 2021||10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. EST||See Webex link and call-in information below.|
|December 15, 2021||10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. EST||See Webex link and call-in information below.|
|December 16, 2021||10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. EST||See Webex link and call-in information below.|
The meeting sessions are open to the public.
The purpose of the Committee is to advise the Secretary of Veterans Affairs regarding the needs of women Veterans with respect to health care, rehabilitation, compensation, outreach, and other programs and activities administered by VA designed to meet such needs. The Committee makes recommendations to the Secretary regarding such programs and activities.
The agenda will include updates from VA's Administrations and Staff Offices, updates on report recommendations, as well as briefings on other issues impacting women Veterans.
On Friday, August 27, the committee will conduct an out-briefing with leadership from VISN 20, VAPORHCS, Portland Regional Benefits Office and Willamette National Cemetery. From 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., the Committee will observe a women Veterans town hall meeting hosted by the VAPORHCS. The meeting sessions and town hall meeting are open to the public. Information about the town hall meeting will be provided to the public by the VAPORHCS.
No time will be allocated at this meeting for receiving oral presentations from the public. Interested parties should provide written comments for review by the Committee to Ms. Shannon L. Middleton at 00W@mail.va.gov no later than December 6, 2021. Any member of the public who wishes to participate in the virtual meeting may use the following WebEx link: https://veteransaffairs.webex.com/veteransaffairs/j.php?MTID=m8545cf5df8c7b3b576baa1032fe90035. To join by phone: 1-833-558-0712 (toll free); mobile device: 1-404-397-1596, meeting number/access code: 2763 047 1516.
Dated: November 10, 2021.
Jelessa M. Burney,
Federal Advisory Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 2021-24972 Filed 11-15-21; 8:45 am]
October 14, 2021:
Here is an official VA Website focusing on women veterans'news. It features some interesting stories and information:
Center for Women Veterans 10/12/2021
Centers for Women Veterans 10/15/2021
Women Veterans, Learn More About Miami VA Healthcare System And You!
Women Veterans Public Virtual Forum
Look Around Post 142 and Notice Our Current Members!
That's right! There's nothing wrong with your vision. Some of our newer members reflect the growing number of women serving honorably in the Armed Forces of the United States, and who join the noble ranks of U.S. military veterans. The American Legion is proud to have these veterans as comrades!
Did you know?
According to the Defense Department (March, 2019), women now make up:
20 percent of the Air Force
19 percent of the Navy
15 percent of the Army
9 percent of the Marine Corps
Women now constitute approximately 10 percent of the current veteran population, the fastest-growing demographic in the veterans' ranks.
Post 142 welcome these veterans to our ranks!
Want to know more about the American Legion's reference information for female veterans?
(There is some extremely good information for women veterans available on or linked to this site!)
Click on this link! https://www.legion.org/womenveterans