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Ever wonder why you don't hear much, or fighting hard for, about the issues confronting our women military members and veterans of from the long established national, reactive not proactive, veterans organizations! They do same on many veterans issues, just like the country and it's representatives, federal congressional and state legislative!

Women Warriors have a POWWOW

May 19, 2013 - Diana Stevens wanted to join the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Disabled American Veterans after she retired from the Army.

The organizations didn’t want the Cheyenne native to join because she was a woman, she said, although she had served in the Army for 16 years in the 1970s and 80s.

“I had to fight to be recognized,” she said. “The mindsets are so strong about what a veteran is.”

Veterans are most often associated with one gender, she said. But after battling for the privileges she earned as a woman warrior, the veterans groups caved to pressure and included her in what were historically male clubs.

The female veterans of Wyoming have started a club and tradition of their own. Women with the Veterans Administration and other veterans organizations sponsored the second POWWOW, Promoting Our Women Warriors of Wyoming, on Saturday. The first POWWOW was in 2012. read more>>>

Though I do question their choice for the Keynote Speaker:

Liz Cheney, daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney and a political analyst for Fox News, gave the keynote speech at the event. She addressed the hardships veterans must overcome when they return to civilian life.

Especially after these two recent wars, the abandoned so rapidly main missions for why we even sent our military into that region still winding down, and what very little her fathers administration and those congresses did for the veterans of both as well as the veterans of the previous decades and wars from, still obstructing and now going after Gen Shinseki. As well as the Military health care establishment, remember Walter Reed.

But it is Wyoming and isn't that where the family say they're from.

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  •  Tip Jar (10+ / 0-)

    "If military action is worth our troops' blood, it should be worth our treasure, too; not just in the abstract, but in the form of a specific ante by every American." -Andrew Rosenthal 10 Feb. 2013

    by jimstaro on Mon May 20, 2013 at 06:42:32 AM PDT

  •  I was an Executive board member (2+ / 0-)
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    BlackSheep1, WakeUpNeo

    of my local Legion in Texas back in 1990-91.Of course it was a good friend of mine (male ) who pushed the nomination, etc. Trust me- not only were they convinced that I wasn't a Vietnam Era vet- they were sure I couldn't be on Active duty because my hair was long.
    After almost 2 years of being ignored- the only way I could get anyone to pay attention to what I had to say was not to say it myself- we had a little dispute about flag burning.
    Of course- they all knew I was just a DFH any way.
    I still recommend Legion service Officers- but I resigned my membership long ago.

    Intolerance betrays want of faith in one's cause. Mohandas Gandhi

    by onceasgt on Mon May 20, 2013 at 12:42:48 PM PDT

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