Women Veterans Suicide Crisis Prompts Legislation

Representative Julia Brownley introduced H.R. 2915, the Female Veteran Suicide Prevention Act. If enacted, this bill would identify mental health and suicide prevention programs that are the most effective with the best outcomes among women veterans at risk. The bill would require VA to report the results of this analysis to the Congressional Veterans' Committees. [...]

Two Year Entrepreneurship Program 2016

The Veterans Objective Mission Program offers a comprehensive two-year course in entrepreneurship beginning February 13, 2016 and July 30, 2016. The curriculum is designed to assist veterans who have transitioned, or will soon begin transitioning to civilian life, in establishing and building a business. This will fuel economic diversification by increasing the number of veteran-owned businesses [...]

GI Bill? VA Explains How to Choose the Right School

Colleagues and Fellow Veterans and Servicemembers, Like any military mission, transitioning to civilian life takes preparation, research, planning, and the right tools. One of the most powerful tools you have is the GI Bill®, and it’s important to know how to use it. That’s why we are excited to introduce two unique tools to help [...]

Entrepreneurial Program for Veterans Starts January 2016

Washington Diversity & Veterans Foundation (WDVF) is proud to introduce the "Veterans' Objective Mission" Program designed to assist and provide resources to veterans and to in-service members (departing military within 1 year) to help them start businesses. This is a two-year program starting January 2016 and ending January 2018. Applications for the 2016 Program are due no later than [...]

Journey to Normal

"Journey to Normal" is a soon-to-be-released ground breaking documentary that sheds light on the struggles of service women returning home from military deployments.

Congratulations 2015 Women Veteran Fellows!

We are excited to announce the 2015 cohort for SWAN's Women Veteran Fellowship in Leadership and Public Policy. We received many applications from women veterans from across the country who are inspired leaders ready to make a difference for service women and women veterans. Nine participants have been selected this year. These are some of the most [...]

OARS Has New Office Space

Yippie Ki Yah! We have a new office. It took us quite awhile to find just the right space with our budget (Hint: Donate Today!!!  You can help by donating today! There I did it; I reached out to raise funds. Whew! Now that I am done with that....) It is a lovely office in a shared [...]