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Thanking our women veterans with actions as well as words

Woman veteran salute

Veterans Day affords Americans the opportunity to honor the women and men who have proudly served our great country. While November 11th is just one day of the year, it is important to remember the challenges these veterans face every day of the year as they transition from the military to the civilian workforce.

This Monday, First Lady Michelle Obama talked about the Obama Administrations efforts to ensure that women veterans and separating service members are prepared to re-enter the workforce, and that they receive the supports the need to find gainful employment once they’ve completed their service.

On the same day, the Department of Labor held its annual Salute to Veterans, recognizing women veterans in STEM jobs and calling for greater representation of women in them. Click here to read U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez’s remarks about this event.

Women veterans profile and resources

Graphic showing unemployment rates for women and men veterans

Women veterans are the fastest-growing segment of the veteran community. In the coming years, the women veteran population is projected to continue growing, while the population of male veterans is projected to decline.

The Women’s Bureau invites you to learn more about the unique experience of women veterans in the United States in our latest issue brief profiling women veterans.

We also want women veterans understand their rights and connect to organizations providing assistance and services. If you or someone you know is a woman veteran, take a look at our new women veterans resource directory and learn more about government resources that are available.

New statistics for women veterans

Veterans Chart

Want to learn even more about women veterans?

Visit our updated Data & Statistics page to find more facts about working women veterans, as well as additional resources from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Department of Veteran’s Affairs.

Downloadable posters

Our women veterans were strong for us, and it’s our turn to be strong for them. The Women’s Bureau’s Trauma-Informed Care for Women Veterans Experiencing Homelessness: A Guide for Service Providers was created to address the psychological and mental health needs of women veterans. You can download the “Trauma Guide” here.

While you’re at it, click the link below and download our free women veterans posters!

Thumbnail images of trauma guide posters

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