Women veterans brave unemployment and homelessness

Kayla Roberts - Dec 11, 2015 In her first tour to Iraq in 2006, Sgt. Mutiara Santiago volunteered to train with 11 other women to search Iraqi women and handle detainees. Right before deployment, her mission changed, and she was among the first women to be in a field artillery unit. Yet, her life as a soldier [...]

Women veterans brave unemployment and homelessness 2017-04-15T21:17:30+00:00

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. [...]

Women Veterans Suicide Crisis Prompts Legislation 2016-08-02T20:50:05+00:00

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 [...]

Two Year Entrepreneurship Program 2016 2017-04-15T21:17:30+00:00

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 [...]

GI Bill? VA Explains How to Choose the Right School 2017-04-15T21:17:30+00:00

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 [...]

Entrepreneurial Program for Veterans Starts January 2016 2016-08-02T21:01:22+00:00

OARS Board Member Wins WDVA Award

The Washington Department of Veterans Affairs Women’s Advisory Board named King County employee, Debra Wood, its 2015 Outstanding Woman Veteran of the Year. A Vietnam-era veteran, Debra received the award for her dedication and volunteer work as an advocate for veterans and their families with a focus on military sexual trauma survivors. Debra manages the [...]

OARS Board Member Wins WDVA Award 2016-08-02T21:03:40+00:00

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.

Journey to Normal 2017-04-15T21:17:39+00:00

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 [...]

Congratulations 2015 Women Veteran Fellows! 2017-04-15T21:17:40+00:00

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 [...]

OARS Has New Office Space 2016-08-02T21:11:09+00:00