29 Jul '14, 6pm

VA seeks to improve services, care for female vets: The rising ranks of servicewomen returning from ... #airforce

The rising ranks of servicewomen returning from Iraq and Afghanistan over the past decade has changed the nature of care needed at the Veterans Affairs Department — but the system has yet to fully adapt, advocates say. “VA hasn’t taken adequate steps to prepare itself for the huge influx of women veterans,” said Greg Jacob, policy director at Service Women’s Action Network, a nonpartisan advocacy group for women in the military. Military operations, beginning in Afghanistan in 2001, followed by the U.S. engagement in Iraq in 2003, were fought on unconventional battlefields — wars unlike any others in which the unpredictable, non-linear nature of battle has put women on the front lines. With more females in combat roles and more overall opportunities, the number of women joining the modern military has jumped. More than 200,000 women currently serve in the military. Since 2...

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