Through our learning partners, we can provide courses targeted at ex-military retraining. We can also offer advice and support on housing and welfare issues. We are looking back at Women Veterans Day, which took place on 12th June, reiterating our support for women veterans year-round.
Women Veterans Day was first held on 12 June 2018, marking the 70th anniversary of Women’s Armed Services Integration Act, this Act was signed by President Harry S. Truman in 1984, enabling women to serve as permanent and regular members of the Army, Marine Corps, Navy and more recently the Air Force.
While the holiday is still not nationally recognised in the US, it is important to note the enhanced visibility of women as military members and veterans, as although women were serving prior, they did not receive recognition until 1948.
Ex-Military Careers is always looking for new ways to support our veteran community. In June we announced our newest community partner, Women Veterans Alliance (WVA), a non-partisan organisation founded in 2015 by Melissa A. Washington, a Navy Veteran who saw a need to bring women veterans together to equip, empower and encourage each other. WVA partners with organisations that support the same mission of empowering women and/or veterans.
We have been sharing the amazing work of WVA across our social channels and are looking forward to collaborating on networking initiatives in the future to engage and support the women veterans community.