Female Veterans Matter
About 1.8 million women have served in the U.S. military. Over the last few years 245,000 female soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen have deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. It is estimated that within a decade, women will make up 16 percent of all veterans. As someone with a wife who has been in the military for over thirty years, this is old news. But the VA is now trying to address that it is not set up to deal with the upswing in female veterans. Read about the VA efforts in a recent Washington Post article.