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News for Female Veterans

According to a recent Air Force website article, female Veterans are one of the fastest growing segments of the Veteran population. There are 23 million Veterans and approximately 1.8 million are women. They comprise nearly 8 percent of the total Veteran population and nearly 5 percent of all Veterans who use VA health care services. VA officials estimate that by 2020 women Veterans will comprise 10 percent of the Veteran population.  VA Secretary Shinseki recently appointed six new members to the VA Advisory Committee on Women Veterans, a group which makes recommendations to the Secretary for administrative and legislative changes.  All six of the women appointed are Veterans.  To learn more, please see: www.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123195552.  

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