SHOUT! is a yearly event to celebrate women veteran and was inspired by the notion that the arts encourage expression and healing. This event attracts hundreds of veterans and supporters to share in the artistic expression of women veterans through photography, painting, and spoken word. SHOUT! raises awareness about the issues facing women veterans and explores the intersections of art, community, health and healing.
Mildred Nolan, 93, Navy veteran from WWII and a member of the planning committee for the 7th Annual Women in Military History Celebration believes events like these are important because they celebrate the history of women in the world and in the military.
Former United States Air Force Capt. Kristina Guerrero use to fly C-130s. She’s the recipient of two Combat Air Medals for missions flown in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Horn of Africa.
Last Friday, she starred on an episode of Shark Tank, which has #entrepreneurs presenting their business proposals to five multimillionaire tycoons in hopes of receiving an investment.
Check out more of her story and her company, TurboPUP via Washington Post:
Today, women make up about 20 percent of new recruits, 14.5 percent of the 1.4 million active duty component and 18 percent of the 850,000 reserve component.
At the time, Flores was the only woman in her combat unit.
Flores is among the women who have served in our military since 9-11-2001 — unsung heroes — women whose stories have rarely been told.
But she is among the hundreds of thousands of women #veterans who have fought for this country — a quiet army of determined women who would not be defeated by sacrifice or pain. And many of them, like their male counterparts, are working on adjustment back to civilian life.
The exponential growth in the use of narcotics transformed a rural Wisconsin VA hospital from a conservative prescriber of painkillers to one typical of runaway opiate prescription practices throughout the VA health care system.