Women

The U. S. Dept. of Veteran Affairs has a Center for Women Veterans (CWV) and a Women Veterans Call Center to assist the many women who have served in the military. The site has links to health information, benefits, resources for women veterans and outreach. The call center provides assistance and resources to women veterans and their families.  The Call Center’s phone number is:  1-855-829-6636 and is available Monday- Friday 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET and on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. ET. An online chat service is also available Monday- Friday 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET and on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. ET.

For information go to:  http://www.va.gov/womenvet/.  For information on the Dept. of Veteran Affairs Womens Call Center go to: http://www.womenshealth.va.gov/ProgramOverview/wvcc.asp

American women have served in the military since the Revolutionary War when Deborah Samson disguised herself as a man and enlisted in the American army. During the Civil War and Spanish American War, women served in the military, primarily as nurses and cooks.  World War I expanded the role for women, allowing them to serve in clerical and other support positions.

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