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 veterans, inspired by the notion that the arts encourage expression, healing, and foster community connection. Now in its seventh year, this event attracts hundreds of veterans and supporters to share in the artistic expression of women veterans through photography, painting, mixed media, and the written word. SHOUT! raises awareness about the issues facing women veterans and explores the intersections of art, community, health and healing.
Shout! For Women Veterans
Shout! For Women VeteransWednesday, May 6th, 2015 at 1:05pm
In January 2016, Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter will decide whether to open all occupational specialties to #women. But there is still a loophole: services have the ability to request that certain combat specialties be excluded from the full integration of women service members. The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) set in motion a major, long-overdue change when it began the process of ending the combat ban in 2013. There should be no exceptions in 2016.

via Washington Post:
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Shout! For Women VeteransTuesday, May 5th, 2015 at 1:13pm
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Shout! For Women Veterans shared Veterans Health Administration (VHA) - U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs's photo.Monday, May 4th, 2015 at 9:58am
#ExploreVA YouTube Live – Women Veterans’ Voices: VA Health Care Serves Us
• May 5, 2–3 p.m. Eastern Standard Time or 11-12 p.m Pacific Standard Time
• Who: Dr. Patty Hayes, who runs VA’s national women’s health program, and a panel of OEF/OIF women veterans

Join a group of women veterans who have experienced the systemwide health care improvements VA has made to better serve all women—those who came before them and those who will follow. Tune in to the #ExploreVA YouTube Live event to watch these women speak about:
• Why these women Veterans choose VA health care
• What VA has done to improve women Veterans’ experiences with care
• How women Veterans can connect with VA health care

via Veterans Health Administration (VHA) - U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
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Shout! For Women VeteransWednesday, April 29th, 2015 at 12:10pm
The deadline is swiftly approaching for the Call for Art! Please submit work @ . Contact directly for confirmation of submission.
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Shout! For Women VeteransTuesday, April 28th, 2015 at 7:54am
ATTENTION ARTISTS: If you have submitted your work for the SHOUT! For Women Veterans Annual Exhibit and have not received a confirmation email, please be sure to contact directly.
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