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EY Symposium Agenda

September 25th, 2014

Howard University

School of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

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Mental Illness in the Prisons and in War: An African American Perspective
 
The morning session will be comprised of the following speakers:
Dr. Tanya Alim (or Mellman): PTSD, Trauma, and youth in the correctional system
Dr. William B. Lawson: Mad vs. Bad
Dr. Patricia Newton: Community Trauma in an Oppressive Environment (will finalize title early next week)
Judge Arthur Burnett: Mental Health and Correctional Involvement
 
The afternoon session will be comprised of the following speakers:
1:15 pm – 2:00 pm
 
PTSD as a Severe Illness (Diagnosis & Treatment)
Chris Crowe, PhD, VA Senior Mental Health Consultant/Liaison for PH to DCoE
Wayne Miller, Chief, LMSW, Readjustment Counseling Services
 
2:15 pm – 3:00 pm
 
Women & the Military Sexual Trauma
Susan McCutcheon, PhD, National Mental Health Director, Family Services/MST/Women’s Mental Health
Cathy Santos, National Alliance of Women Veterans
 
 
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
 
Military & Suicides
Caitlin Thompson, PhD, Deputy Director, Suicide Prevention,
Cary Smith, Team Leader, Vet Center, Readjustment Counseling Services
 
Where Do We Go From Here??
Dr. Uchenna Uchendu, Director, Office of Health Equity
Ms. Barbara Ward, Director Center for Minority Veterans

Please join us for a Reception 

Recognitions and Awards Ceremony 




Historic Legislation moves forward in favor of  MST Victims

March 6, 2014

The Senate overwhelmingly approved a bill late Monday making big changes in the military justice system to deal with sexual assault, including scrapping the nearly century-old practice of using a "good soldier defense" to raise doubts that a crime has been committed.


http://news.msn.com/us/senate-oks-bill-to-combat-military-sexual-assault

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    Howard University presents the 3rd EY Williams Symposium Series - Panelists and presenters addressing mental health Post 9-11 and combat related conditions from an African American perspective.  These forums provide valuable insight for defining cultural and distinct characteristics of mental health and other psychiatric disorders.


    Following is an Awards and Recognition Reception for individuals who contribute towards the treatment and increasing the quality of life post combat. Details are forthcoming - register to receive updates!


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    Updates following venue!  Come back...


    Philadelphia VA  Hospital 
    presents
    Community Mental Health Summit on
    September 11th, 2014
    Invited Participants ONLY!

    September 15th, 2014
    Global Innovation Meeting
    Philadelphia, PA


    Get more details on the entreprenuer legislation and US Small Business Committee Hearings held on July 23rd


    http://womenveteransbusinessnetwork.webs.com/


    Women Pay Equality - Support this movement - we can't afford to go back!!!

    Women Veterans are empowered and taking control of their lives!!! And future!!

    2006 National Alliance of Women Veterans Pays Tribute to MST Victims
    • The first nationally recognized "Women Veteran's Tribute held in 2006
      The first nationally recognized "Women Veteran's Tribute held in 2006
    • NAWV, Inc.did facilitate the 2nd nationwide "Department of Labor Homeless Women Veterans Listening Sessions" of 6 held in the United States to address homelessness.
      NAWV, Inc.did facilitate the 2nd nationwide "Department of Labor Homeless Women Veterans Listening Sessions" of 6 held in the United States to address homelessness.
    • NAWV,INC. did host the first "Women Veteran's Roundtable in the country for addressing the needs of women veterans by legislating access to services and support.
      NAWV,INC. did host the first "Women Veteran's Roundtable in the country for addressing the needs of women veterans by legislating access to services and support.
    • Al Butler, Judge Doris Ribner, Judith Sanders, and Patricia Fennell are all recipients of President Obama Point of Light Awards Program
      Al Butler, Judge Doris Ribner, Judith Sanders, and Patricia Fennell are all recipients of President Obama Point of Light Awards Program

    NAWV. Incorporated  is undeniably the first premier "women  veteran's" organization founded to function as an impetus for healing, educating and empowering women who have served in the armed forces; and have been consistent in being a pioneer and trailblazer for introducing impactful, realistic  and articulate commentary  from  experience in the areas of homelessness, healthcare, clinical and treatment related issues; FISA, MST and related legislation; presenting on major platforms for educating legislators and decision makers on policy and needed legislative matters with much success and many victories to our credit.

    We  are now seeking to restructure our board and looking for qualified, professional individuals to help us meet our goals and objectives.  

    Our mission is to increase the awareness of women veteran's issues by strategically identifying avenues for promoting our causes and strengthening our platform through healing, empowerment and educating women who have served in our armed forces leaving no unmet needs.  

     Initiatives for  2014 

    Military Families and Dependents
    Mentoring and coaching
    Housing Counseling Assistance
    Cyber Support/Counseling/Peer-to-Peer Support
    Social Networking Discussions for healing and empowerment sharing
    Resource and Information Services and Support
    Health and Wellness Assessment and Referrals

    The founder, Cathy Santos, is also on the leading edge for  strategic planning and implementing programs and projects that engage interested and concerned individuals for helping and supporting this population in all areas of their need; and is available for consulting, educating, and empowering others for program development and supporting funding opportunities in language and resources; is a sought after speaker (Pentagon Advisory Committee,  Congressional, Senate , State and  Municipal levels) and advised on issues related to military culture and an expert on women veterans issues at every level of government, civic, clergical and social environments.  Cathy Santos has experience in Public Relations, Marketing and Advertising previously working in this capacity at NBC10; Strategic Planning and Certified Expert in National Security and Nuclear Defense and is a self proclaimed expert strategist for positioning women veterans and interested parties in Program and Project Implementation utilizing a plethora of combined experience, education and history working in this area over 20 years.

    Green to Gold is an organization that supports women who are military and are Police Officers, led by Captain Alfeia Devaughn Goodwin; who is also the First Chaplain selected to the Pennsylvania Army National Guard after the Iraq War.  

    Please support this organization founded on integrity and professionalism for promoting a cause that is now a national agenda; however we believe that peer-to-peer support is paramount for manifesting the outcomes needed in the lives of other women veterans. 

    Please make a tax-deductible donation to our 501 c3 and Public Charity in any amount by clicking on the "donation" button to the left.

    We thank you in advance for your support!

                            Pennsylvania DAV Appoints NAWV, Inc. Cathy Santos to Committee Chair Position

    The Disabled American Veterans Department of Pennsylvania comprises 47 chapters across the state of Pennsylvania and within 7 counties, and this organization in partnership with NAWV. Inc. and other women veterans groups are united on many issues and invite all women who have served in the armed forces to get on board, join with us in the important movement we are undertaking to push for legislation and policy that impact the lives and well-being of all women military and women veterans and their families. 


    Please join us on March 28th, in Philadelphia City Hall to for a discussion and to demonstrate the significance of our role as military women.

    Please register your women veteran's organization with us for forming the strongest consortium of women veterans in this country for fighting for the causes of women who serve in the armed forces.

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    DAV Department of Pennsylvania delegation ATTENDED the 
    Mid-Winter Conference from February 22nd, to February 26th, 2014 in Washington, D.C.

    Pictured top l to r: Kelly Polanski, Darlene Bielecki; Elaine Mangliona, Cathy Santos (appointed Committee Chair) Susan Price - Philadelphia Veteran Service Office; Gloria Smith - Chapter 76 Commander, Gail Monsivais - Chapter 11 Chaplain and Adjutant; Catherine Smith

     

    2013 DAV Convention was held from June 19-22nd in New Cumberland, PA.  New State Commander Sam Blow assumed his role and appointed committee leaders; pictured here are the Women Veterans who are working in some capacity in service to the veteran community and are leaders in the State of Pennsylvania for providing support and service to women veterans in the State of Pennsylvania through their local DAV Chapters.  

    Please visit their website:
    PA DAV Women Veterans
     

     

    Washington Post Reporter Michelle Bernard on March 13, 2013 MST Hearings
    Click here 

     2006 1st Annual Women Veteran's Tribute Honoring Vernice Armour
    General Edith Mitchell (not present) Lt. Alfeia Devaughn Goodwin & Mary Suttles (Ret A)

     We continue remember Mary Suttles who passed away last year for her service to our country and community.
    We will name in her honor a distinquised award to present to a deserving woman veteran in the
    City of Philadelphia. 
    Please nominate now - deadline March 1st.
    Send one paragraph of why your nominee should be chosen.
    Thank you so kindly for your participation and cooperation
    .

    MARCH 13TH, 2013 MILITARY SEXUAL ASSAULT HEARINGS,

    National Alliance of Women Veterans, Inc. Front Page article of November 2006 - compelling stories of women who experienced MST. (L

     

      Senate Armed Services Committee Hearings on March 13, 2013 
    Senators ou Gillibrand and Graham 
    with Senator McCaskill on bottom

    Brian Lewis, Rebekah Havrilla of SWAN
    Brigette McCoy

    and Anu Bhagwati  

     

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    Lackland Air Force Base hearings held on January 25th
     I attended and the most memorable and impactful moment for me was meeting recently elected Iraq Woman Veteran Amputee Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth - she brings truth and validity to m
    any of the myths being portrayed by those who are perpetrating as "Women Veteran" advocates in Washington So we get to the truth of the matter by an experienced military professional and I will explain some highlights as I witnessed them from the hearings that CNN and others are not telling HMMMM! This is going to be good - so get ready!!!

     


     Bread & Roses Community Fund has awarded NAWV, INC with a grant in support of our work with women veterans - "Veterans Impacting Community" is the project that these funds will go directly towards supporting our community based initiatives
    Please visit their site and donate for great causes like the
    National Alliance of Women Veterans, Incorporated

     

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    We are the sponsors for an all women's unit deployed to Afghanistan and collecting "feminine" items to send in a care package during the holidays, please support this cause by making a donation!

    This event was successful and photos will be posted at a later date!!
    Thank you for your support

     Partners
    FEW-Philadelphia
    Sharon Caldwell, President
    Military & Veterans Committee
    Chairperson, Cathy Santos
    Denise Dillard


     

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    We would like to thank our guest of Tuesday at 6:30PM addressing Breast Cancer Survivor as aWoman Veteran Cassandra Brown
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    Listen to internet radio with phillyvet on Blog Talk Radio

     Click on any broadcast to hear some women veterans talk about the issues; specific discussions have been label - please contact us to share your views on our program.
    National Alliance of Women Veterans Discussion and Group Site - Check it out:

    Thank you so much for visiting our site and for participating in our events.

    Thank you for appreciating the women veterans who serve in the armed forces in defense of our nation's security.



     NATIONAL DAY OF SERVICE AND REMEMBRANCE
    IN OBSERVANCE OF SEPTEMBER 11TH, 2001

    Sponsored by

     
    The R.O.S.E. Foundation is proud to support the NAWV
    911 Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance event!
    Contact information: 600 West Germantown Pike, Suite 400
    Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
    Phone: 610-940-1642 | Fax: 610-825-6228 |Website: www.therosefdn.org

    Mission statement: The R.O.S.E. (Recognizing Opportunities for Service and Education) Foundation is a non-profit community organization whose charitable purpose is to secure resources to positively impact the quality of life for deserving women and their families.


     GPCC DIBONA CONFERENCE ROOM 
    TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11TH, 2012 

    FOR A NETWORKING AND DISCUSSION LUNCH WITH COMMUNITY PROFESSIONALS 

    WHERE ARE WE AS A COMMUNITY - POST 9-11

     

     

     9-11 Videos - The Timeline

     

    Eventbrite - 2012 NATIONAL DAY OF SERVICE AND REMEMBRANCE

    Thank you so much for your support! 

     

     

    2012 MEMBERSHIP DRIVE UNDERWAY!

    Please support our cause - join us to make a difference in the life of a veteran! 

     

    MILITARY WOMEN HONORED DURING WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH IN PHILADELPHIA, PA.

     

      Joining Forces
    New!  Photo Highlights from March 30th Military Women Day

     

    Elainena Filion
    Chaplain Rochelle Coles
    Mr. Albert Butler
    Judge Doris Ribner
    Judith Hartwell Sanders
    Patricia Fennell Peaks

    Mr. Richard Gordon (r) NVSO and Founder of The Veteran's Support Group of Philadelphia

    DEBORAH GARNETT SAMPSON WOMEN VETERAN'S DAY DEDICATION INAUGURAL ON MARCH 30TH, 2012

    Resolution passed on March 31st, 2011 by Philadelphia City Councilwoman Jannie L. Blackwell recognizing this day in the city of Philadelphia as a day to honor and pay tribute to women veterans and all women who have served in our armed forces.

    Please join us in this celebration.
    Program Booklet and ads are being taken by submitting to email or fax:
    nawv2006@hotmail.com

    Fax: 866 727 1221

    Co-Founders
    Dr. Cathy Bennett
    Dr. Lawrence Aziz Brown 

     

    DEBORAH GARNETT SAMPSON

    Inaugural Award will be given to First Lady
    Michelle Obama

    "Honorary Veteran Award"
    Philadelphia
    Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell

    Special Recognition to:
    Patricia Fennell - PECO
    Mr. Albert Butler - WURD

     We will be awarding the Inaugural
    "Deborah Garnett Sampson
    Women Veteran's Award"
    and presenting Honorary Women Veterans Certificates and status to supportive individuals; also recognizing and presenting special awards to women who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan

    Our honorees are:

    Marsha Four
    Tamara Johnson

    Elainene Filion
    Ch Rochelle Coles

    Louise Hawthorne
    Marsena Mungin
    ~
    Richard Gordon - VSG
    Tyrone Dancy

     New!     JOIN US IN WASHINGTON, DC                            on September 2012 CBC Reception for Military Women

     Details are underway
    Please contact us for
    details
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    GIVE AN HOUR
    Presents
    A Celebration of Service Inaugural GALA
    May 23nd, 2012
    Click here for details
     

    We would like to congratulate  Barbara Van Dahlen, Ph.D., Founder & President of Give an Hour™ for a successful event and for being named by TIME one of "100 Most Influential" - GAH Gala well attended and pictured here is Jas Booth, Founder, FINALSALUTE, INC. and Cathy Santos, Founder of NAWV, INC.

      Memberships to
    National Alliance of Women Veterans Incorporated are open and we'd like to have you join us - its one way of saying "Thank you for your service when you volunteer with us and rewarding!


    2011 6th Annual Women Veteran's Tribute Photo Highlights 'Distinguished Woman Veteran Award' to Lauren Wiles Chartered Board Member NAWV, INC since 2005 with Retired Army Women Veterans; S. Douglas, A. Batts & D. Avery

    The National Alliance of Women Veterans is holding their Annual Meeting on December 20th and would like to invite you to join us - please contact us or register to receive our updates and announcements.  Thank you!

    Please listen to our archived radio program: Women Veterans Speak

     
    Military Women Recognized in Philadelphia Tribute - March 31st - Signed Resolution by Councilwoman Blackwell to establish Deborah Garnett Sampson Day in the City of Philadelphia

    Women Veterans Receive Prominent Support

    2011 Department of Labor Announces Homeless Women Veteran's Trauma Guide for Provides Pictured here at Women's Memorial at Arlington Cemetary is NAWV, Inc. Founder and Center for Women Veteran's Executive Director, General Irene Trowell-Harris

    Federally Employed Women Invites NAWV, Inc. Founder to 2011 Training Program "I was honored to deliver the Invocation to this great audience of 2000 women." Please visit their website for membership opportunities....www.few.org

     

     

    The White House Project Hosts FAIR GAME SUMMIT - Women & Nuclear Security held October 2010

    Get more information on the White House Project by clicking here:

    October 18-19, two day summit was attended by the top experts and professional on Nuclear Security and our Nation's Safety 

    Are you ready to take your leadership to the next level? Interested in advocating nuclear secuity and shaping the future? If you’re running for office this year, in five years or sometime in your lifetime, START Now Summit 2010 will help you take your leadership to the next level.

    Pictured here is National Alliance of Women Veterans - Founder, Cathy Santos &
    First African American Air Force General (Retired)
    Major General Marcelite Harris
    participated

     in the Summit on Nuclear Security  

     

    National Alliance of Women Veterans Founder, Cathy Santos,  Participated in the Women's Summit on Nuclear Security and proud to be amongst those trained and certified WOMEN LEADER experts on the issues of National Security and we need you to get involved.

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    Pictured on this panel is:mmSusan Braden, Senior Policy Advisor, Secretary's Office of Global Women Issues US Department of State Programs Nuclear Threat Initiative; Marcelite Harris, Major General US Air Force (retired) Heather Hurlburt, Execcutive Director, National Security Network; Dr. Brad Roberts, Deputy Assistant, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear and Missile Defense Policy

    Valerie Plame Wilson, former United States CIA Operations Officer and focus of Premier movie shown during this summit "Fair Game" emphasized, that if you don't take this matter serious and ratify the "New Start Treaty", all of the other issues will not matter.  

    Get more information from THE WHITE HOUSE PROJECT FAIRGAME WOMEN's SUMMIT 
    Fair Game/Take Part

      

    NATIONAL ALLIANCE OF WOMEN VETERANS FACILITATES HOMELESS WOMEN VETERANS LISTENING SESSIONS FOR DOL

     

     San Diego Hosts First Female Standdown Receives Visit from Women's Bureau Executive Director, Sara Diaz
    Read Details in DOL Newsletter

    Homeless women veterans getting assistance...read more  click on link  
    Tara Wise, Founder National Association for Military Women actively involved in women veterans support and advocacy - featured in artcile - San Diego, CA

    HOMELESS WOMEN VETERAN'S LISTENING SESSIONS FACILITATED BY NATIONAL ALLIANCE OF WOMEN VETERANS, INC. IN 2009 LEADS TO SECRETARY OF LABOR SECRETARY HILDA SOLIS AND SECRETARY OF VETERAN'S AFFAIRS GENERAL ERIC SHINSEKI TAKING SERIOUS ACTIONS TO "END HOMELESSNESS AMONGST WOMEN VETERANS IN 5 YEARS" - WE'RE ALMOST THERE!

     

    Pennsylvania was represented by National Alliance of Women Veterans for providers and homeless women veterans of Philadelphia.  

    Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis today released a new online publication, "Trauma-Informed Care for Women Veterans Experiencing Homelessness: A Guide for Service Providers." Available on the website of the U.S. Department of Labor's Women's Bureau at http://www.dol.gov/wb, the guide explains the unique experiences and needs of women veterans, and provides organizational self-assessment tools to aid service providers, such as social workers and community service organizations, that assist this population. 

    We were delighted to participate in this historic and necessary forum that has now resulted in funding and guidelines presented at the "Women Veteran's Memorial at Arlington Cemetary on July 23rd. (Cathy Santos - Facilitator for Pennsylvania Homeless Women Veteran's Listening Session 

    Department of Labor Secretary Hilda Solis and Women's Bureau Executive Director Sara Diaz Pictured here with Cathy Santos, Founded - National Alliance of Women Veterans who facilitated "Homeless Women Veteran's Listening Sessions" of Seven States chosen, 

    Women Veterans Pray May 12th, 2011- Tribute to Chaplains at Philadelphia VA Facility


     We are looking to host our
    2nd Annual
    WOMEN VETERAN's PRAY

     Please contact us for participation







     
    Honoring our VA Chaplains

    Women Veterans event held on May 12th, 2011 to honor Chaplain Cookie Bracey and Philadelphia VA Patient's Advocate Administrator Edith Long - Pictured here is the Chaplain's Department of the Philadelphia Veteran's Hospital; on piano in rear is Mrs. Juanita Bennett.

    Spin-off of November 12th, Women Veteran's Roundtable activities with Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter is Scheduled for October 13th, 2011.  Please contact us to participate and or for follow-up information.

    It is our desire to address, at a grassroot's level, issues presented at the roundtable in the City of Philadelphia. We are grateful to all of the supporters of the women veterans community.   

     

    MST CREED 

    I (STATE YOUR NAME) HAVE ENDURED UNBEARABLE AND UNENDING PAIN IN SERVICE TO MY COUNTRY.  I BEHAVED WITH HONOR AND DIGNITY.  THE UNITED STATES ARMY FAILED ME AND SHAME IS THEIRS FOREVER. Susan Avila-Smith - VETWOW

    CA CV 11-151 MST CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT filed Feb. 15, 2011 

    FILING UPDATE:  Case dismissed but the fight continues read more:

      http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/feedarticle/9995717

     Eleanor Smeal and Kim Gandy of Equality Now were present at the filing and Press Conference on Tuesday, February 15th, 2011 at The National Press Club in Washington, DC.

    Susan Burke, LLc is lead attorney on this historic lawsuit drawing much-needed attention to the crimes of rape against women who served in the armed forces; Pentagon officials, Robert Gates and Former DOD Secretary Donald Rumsfeld are named in the lawsuit.  Please visit:  http://www.servicewomen.org/ for more information and to follow the procedures.

    National Alliance of Women Veterans was represented by its founder, Cathy Santos, a 20 year advocate and MST Survivor; who has provided many platforms for women veterans of MST and their families.  Ms. Santos continues to fight for justice and equality for those victims in the Philadelphia area and across the country.  Please visit Phillyvet blog

    Get our newsletter - register for more updates in our "members' section 

    "A SHOT AWAY"  A play....

    "It's a documentary play on stage, with actors playing the people who shared their stories, speaking their words (all based on my interviews)..." Donna Fiumano, Playwriter

     

    This play was awesome and so many women veterans began their healing after attending.  We will be looking for similar onstage presentations of women veterans in the near future.  We are grateful to "Donna", the woman veteran whose talents were reflected in the emotionally charged play; she has provided the National Alliance of Women Veterans with an edited script for our use to continue promoting a need for women veterans of MST and a point to begin healing.    Incredible performance.  Cathy Santos

    NAWV, Inc Member Wins First Round in Singing Contest

    Justice Royal (Woman Veteran) pictured here with world renowned Gospel Singer Vicki Winans during a Philadelphia Christian Workshop with James Forture -

    Gary, Indiana Women Veterans Shelter Opens

    Houses Passes Legislation to Establish Bill of Rights for Women Veterans

    We are grateful to the supporters of the women veterans community and to the legislators and contributors in the passing of this very important legislations. *not passed in 111th Congress

    H.R. 5953 requires that all Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities post a bill of rights as a way to bolster the consistency of VA care and address gaps in care reported by these veteran patient populations.       

    H.R. 5953, as amended – Legislation to direct the Department of Veterans Affairs to display in each facility of the VA a Women Veterans’ Bill of Rights and in each prosthetics and orthotics clinic an Injured and Amputee Veterans’ Bill of Rights (Filner)

    Women Veterans Suicide Rate on the Increase

    Read on the Women Veterans Abortions Bill

    More on the issue here: Happy Holidays to all the women veterans and especially to those both, men and women who are in harm's way during this holiday season.  Our prayers are for your safe return.  Please call us during the holidays or email us so that we can share a Christmas Carol or a poem.  We'd like to cheer you up and let you know that we appreciate your your commitment of service to our country.   

    Pennsylvania State Veteran's Resource Directory

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    Black History Month - We salute all women who have served!        

    We pay tribute to ALL WOMEN who have served in our armed forces!!! 

     Thank you for your service! 

    Click here for more highlights http://www.phillyvet.blogspot.com/

    The National Alliance of Women Veterans is an organization of women who have served in the armed forces.  We support other women veterans through various networks and by providing platforms to connect resources and information.  We believe that we have been instrumental in promoting the needs of women veterans.  

     

    It has been our 7 "Annual Women Veteran's Tributes" that have been vital for uniting women who serve with one another, bringing much needed comfort.  These activities provide an opportunity for women veterans to share their stories and experiences.  We also offer resources to better adapt to our environment while serving and transitioning from military service.  

    Based in Philadelphia, PA we continue to build our network with the hopes of representation of each state to come to a conference being planned to network and share our resources in the City of Philadelphia.   

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    Special Event for Women Veterans of Washington State - Please support this cause

    please email them to Kira@packparachute.org.
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    The White House Project Hosts FAIR GAME SUMMIT - Women & Nuclear Security held October 2010

    Get more information on the White House Project by clicking here:

    October 18-19, two day summit was attended by the top experts and professional on Nuclear Security and our Nation's Safety

     

    National Alliance of Women Veterans Founder, Cathy Santos,  Participated in the Women's Summit on Nuclear Security and proud to be amongst those trained and certified WOMEN LEADER experts on the issues of National Security and we need you to get involved.

    ________________________________________________________________________________________ 

    Pictured on this panel is: Susan Braden, Senior Policy Advisor, Secretary's Office of Global Women Issues US Department of State Programs Nuclear Threat Initiative; Marcelite Harris, Major General US Air Force (retired) Heather Hurlburt, Execcutive Director, National Security Network; Dr. Brad Roberts, Deputy Assistant, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear and Missile Defense Policy

    Valerie Plame Wilson, former United States CIA Operations Officer and focus of Premier movie shown during this summit "Fair Game" emphasized, that if you don't take this matter serious and ratify the "New Start Treaty", all of the other issues will not matter.  So let's get motivated on addressing the issue of Nuclear Non-proliferation and contact your senators - NOW!!!

    Get more information from THE WHITE HOUSE PROJECT FAIRGAME WOMEN's SUMMIT 
    Fair Game/Take Part

      

    Contact your legislators