The VFW Serves, Supports & Represents You
As a female veteran, you’ve made extraordinary sacrifices on behalf of your country. In doing so, you’ve achieved an elite status that sets you apart from others–including other members of the military. Your service in hostile territory makes you eligible to join the nation’s largest combat veterans’ organization – the VFW. Now it’s time to take advantage of all the benefits, services and camaraderie that you’re entitled to receive.
The Department created a Women Veterans Committee to help identify and respond to unique challenges and interests shared by female veterans. Many VFW Posts are proud to have more female veterans among their ranks and they join women who served in earlier wars as VFW committee members, officers and commanders at the Post, District, Department and National VFW levels. There are numerous female veterans who serve as commanders of their Post.
The VFW needs your support as our legislative team in Washington is calling on lawmakers and VA officials to meet the special needs of women veterans. Network with and stay connected to your peers through tools like Facebook, this website and the Department’s blast emails. Meet other women veterans and share your story with those who truly understand the distinct pride of deploying as part of our U.S. military.
The National VFW website has a special section dedicated to issues of interest to women veterans.
VFW Annual Women Veterans Retreat
For details about this year’s Women Veterans Retreat and to RSVP click here. Female veterans do not need to be a VFW member to participate, but your membership support is appreciated.
VA Resources for Women Veterans
Visit the VA’s page specifically created for women veterans http://www.va.gov/womenvet/. To ask questions about VA benefits or to file a claim please see the “VA Claim Help” section on the home page or call State HQ at (717) 234-7927. We have several female State Service Officers if you prefer to file your claim through a female veteran.
The State VFW Women Veterans Chairperson is Roxann Werner of Red Lion VFW Post 1446. She can be reached at [email protected] or (717) 654-2453.