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Borne the Battle #258: Army and Air Force Veteran Fannie Griffin McClendon, Centenarian, 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion

Army and Air Force Veteran Fannie Griffin McClendon is a centenarian and was part of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion. The only all-female, all-black battalion to serve overseas during World War II.

The origin of Women Veterans Day

Why do we need Women Veterans Day? Women Veterans Day, also referred to as Women Veterans Recognition Day and Women Veterans Appreciation Day, is the anniversary of the day the Women’s Armed Services Integration Act (pub.L. 80–625, 62 Stat. 356) was signed into law by President Harry S. Truman on June 12, 1948. Prior to then, only women nurses could serve in the regular and reserve forces during peacetime.

By |June 12th, 2021|Honoring Vets, Top Stories, Women Veterans|13 Comments

Secretary McDonough on International Women’s Day

Today, March 8th, is the 110th anniversary of International Women's Day. It is the perfect time to pause, recognize, and honor the enormous contributions and accomplishments of women from all walks of life who have long served as champions of social change and equal rights for all Americans.

6 things Veterans can do to successfully transition from a military career

At VA, we understand the unique circumstances transitioning service members face and can help you successfully transition to a career at VA.

By |July 31st, 2020|ChooseVA, Employment, VA Careers|Comments Off on 6 things Veterans can do to successfully transition from a military career

A look back at our favorite 2016 posts: a legacy for female vets

This year we commemorated the life of the oldest female WWII Veteran, Corporal Alyce Dixon. Affectionately known as “Queen Bee” by those who knew her and cared for her at the Washington, D.C., VA Medical Center (VAMC), Dixon had an impressive story and an incredible personality. After joining the military in 1943, she was stationed in both England and France with the postal services. Dixon [...]

By |December 22nd, 2016|VA Careers|Comments Off on A look back at our favorite 2016 posts: a legacy for female vets

A legacy for female Veterans since WWII

Back in September, we mentioned that the oldest living female WWII Veteran had turned 108. We noted that Corporal Alyce Dixon, affectionately known as “Queen Bee” by those who knew her and cared for her at the Washington, D.C., VA Medical Center (VAMC), had quite a story and quite a personality. Rocking a tiara on top of her head for the occasion, she was queen [...]

By |February 16th, 2016|Honoring Vets, VA Careers|1 Comment
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