SHOUT! aims to engage with women veterans and bring public awareness to the issues they face.

SHOUT! for Women Veterans is a unique initiative of Swords to Plowshares.


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“You think I didn’t serve in combat…what do you think the gun is for.” –Sergeant First Class Anne Dore. Currently active duty in the U.S. Army. Served in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Women are playing increasingly important roles in the military, but are still marginalized with different needs than their male peers. Give a “shout out” to thank the brave women who have served our country!
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Shout! For Women Veterans

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.
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Shout! For Women VeteransWednesday, January 21st, 2015 at 8:01am
Do you have any interesting facts about the history of women in the military? Comment below or in the blog post, we’d love to hear them.
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Shout! For Women VeteransTuesday, January 20th, 2015 at 6:38am
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:
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Shout! For Women Veterans shared Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund's photo.Wednesday, January 14th, 2015 at 7:27am
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Shout! For Women VeteransMonday, January 12th, 2015 at 6:52am
Almost 280,000 women have served post 9-11 in #Iraq and #Afghanistan.

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.
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Shout! For Women VeteransFriday, January 9th, 2015 at 6:52am
Doctors at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs medical center in Tomah, Wisconsin, hand out so many narcotic painkillers that some veterans have taken to calling the place “Candy Land.”

They call the hospital’s chief of staff, psychiatrist Dr. David Houlihan, the “Candy Man.”

They told The Center for Investigative Reporting that Houlihan himself “doped up” or “zombified” their patients and that workers who raised questions have been punished.
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