Washington DC or Bust!.

Washington DC or Bust!.

Washington DC or Bust!

National League of Female Veterans has invited us as one of their beneficiaries for this event http://campaign.vpweb.com/88915d5e-b40d-4186-bf73-d745f6e712fd/ We are raising funds for 4 members to attend! We are driving from MI and staying 2 nights! Please donate what you can to help! http://www.ourhometransitional.org

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kayla_head_shot_normalKayla Williams
Author, Truman National Security Project Fellow
This article was first posted on the Huffington Post.

There have been dozens of op-eds and blogs circulating recently in response to Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In, and I’ve been devouring them in my limited free time. As a member of one of the key demographics her book targets — a working woman with small children — that means I’ve peered at many of them on the tiny screen of my smartphone in spare moments on the train or while my kids nap. The cross-talk about structural changes is, of course, valuable as we lobby for necessary systemic shifts.

While reading all the opinions, I realized that the Army already taught me how to lean in on a personal level. Serving in the military taught me a number of skills that have been essential to my success since I reentered the…

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Military Women Know How to ‘Lean In’.

More interesting reading on female veterans

BPW Foundation's Women Misbehavin' Blog

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Brenda S. “Sue” Fulton
Board Member, OutServe-SLDN

This article was first posted on the Huffington Post.

As West Point conferences go, it was a great event at the United States Military Academy this past weekend. Graduates from many different walks of life attended; a 2002 grad, currently leading the Illinois Dept. of Veterans’ Affairs, talked about how Army and Academy experience informed support for veterans. A cadet panel impressed the “Old Grads” with their tales of tough field training and international adventures — one combat-arms-destined senior joked about being nicknamed “Ranger Roger” by other cadets.

In a panel about healing, a survivor of severe spinal cord injury from a parachute accident (not the only grad in the room with that experience) joined a cancer survivor to talk about their work helping others with more serious problems. A two-star general spoke movingly of eleven soldiers lost on deployment in Iraq, while…

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See and Be Seen

Thursday, April 11th marked the Grand Opening of the Alternative Veterans Solutions Resource Center (AVSCR).  The AVSCR will be a one-stop resource center for veterans and their families that will give support and assistance from organizations that include VetBiz Central, Career Alliance, United Way, Community Mental Health and Goodwill Industries of Mid-Michigan.

The Grand Opening was a wonderful event that brought together the many organizations that will be providing their resources, the press, the public, and most importantly some of the veterans and their families that will be served.  This was a great beginning for the Alternative Veterans Solutions Resource Center and another valuable tool for veterans in need.

Alternative Veterans Solutions Resource Center is located at 4400 S. Saginaw St., Suite 1375, Flint, MI.

For more information visit their website –

http://altvetsol.org/

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