Sleep Problems for Soldiers and Vets

Sleep problems among active duty military members and veterans are all too common. In recent years we've seen a growing body of research exploring the problems associated with soldiers' sleep -- and unfortunately, much of the news has not been good. Both activity duty personnel and veterans of the military are at significantly greater risk for sleep disorders than the public at large. Read more [...]

Stand Down For Women Veterans October 26 2013

National Women Veterans United Montford Point Marine Association SAVE THE DATE & DONATE! Contact: (312) 458-9130 - To donate, volunteer, participate as a resource vendor or register as a veteran. Pre- Veteran’s Day Stand Down For Women Veterans Saturday, October 26, 2013 9:00 am - 2:00 pm Event Location: MONTFORD POINT MARINE ASSOC. 7011 S. Vincennes Ave Chicago, IL Resources, Raffles, Clothes, Food etc. FREE! FREE! NEED: New and clean gently used clothes, shoes, belts, purses, Read more [...]

Women Veteran’s Film Screening & Panel Discussion‏

Please join the NWVU at a FREE Film Screening of "Service: When Women Come Marching Home" Thanks in advance for your support! Thursday, May 16, 2013 Roosevelt University - Wabash Building, Room 612 425 South Wabash Avenue 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Reception with appetizers and wine bar 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Film screening 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Panel discussion Read more [...]

VA’s New Hotline Dedicated to Serving Women Veterans

As part of VA’s goal to implement improvements to its health care for women Veterans, The VA has recently launched our new Women Veterans hotline—1-855-VA-WOMEN (829-6636)—an incoming call center that receives and responds to questions from women Veterans, their families, and caregivers across the nation about available VA services and resources. Read more [...]

“Through Her Eyes” By Jennet Posey – Documentary Short


Through Her Eyes from Jennet Posey A documentary short about the plight of women veterans in America told from the perspective of a woman who served in combat. *Please use discretion as this film contains footage which may be sensitive to some audiences* Read more [...]

Obama Signs New Military Sexual Violence Provisions Into Law‏

On Wednesday night, after much anticipation across the nation, President Obama signed the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) into law. In the end, it included 19 amendments to significantly reform Department of Defense sexual assault and sexual harassment policies. This landmark bill has the largest number of sexual violence provisions ever signed into law, and represents the culmination of more than 18 months worth of relentless advocacy work by SWAN. Read more [...]