The agency said it’s addressing the recommendation by launching a Data for Equity strategy, which will help the agency identify and remove disparities for women, veterans of color, LGBTQ+, and other veterans of underserved communities.
National Veterans Day Events National Veterans Day Observance11 a.m. EST/8 a.m. PST VA Secretary Denis McDonough hosts the National Veterans Day Observance Nov. 11 at Arlington National Cemetery. The U.S. Army Military District of Washington will conduct a Presidential Armed Forces Full Honor Wreath-Laying Ceremony. The Veterans Day Observance will honor the men and women who... Continue Reading →
National Women’s Health Week (NWHW) is a weeklong health observance led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health (OWH).
Every year on March 10 — and throughout the month of March — local, state, federal, and national organizations come together to shed light on the impact of HIV and AIDS on women and girls and show support for those at risk of and living with HIV. This year marks the 16th annual observance of... Continue Reading →
In 1981, the U.S. Congress passed Public Law 97-28 which authorized and requested the President proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982 as "Women's History Week." For the next five years, Congress continued to pass joint resolutions designation a week in March. After being petitioned by the National Women's History Project in 1987, Congress passed... Continue Reading →
Do you ever wonder how organizations, businesses, and individuals know when a certain observance or awareness month, week, or day is? If so, below is a tailored list of observances for the month of March 2021 specifically for military, Veterans, and LGBTQ+ folx. We may issue graphics for some of the events listed below. For... Continue Reading →
On this day in 1943, the U.S. Marine Corps' Women's Reserve was formed after months of delay following President Roosevelt's signing of Public Law 689 on July 30, 1942. The law officially established the Women's Reserve as a branch of the Naval Reserve for the Navy and Marine Corps. Its purpose, to free up officers... Continue Reading →
Earlier this week, President Biden signed an executive order reversing the U.S military's ban on transgender people serving. Sacramento's FOX 40 interviewed Joanna Michaels, a local transgender Veteran who served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War, on the news of the reversal. If the video doesn't play, check out the link above.... Continue Reading →
https://youtu.be/q_GxdiCmTaI My mission is to prove that everyone has the right to pursue their dreams. NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MARCH 05: Angelica Ross poses during the 2020 Embrace Ambition Summit by the Tory Burch Foundation at Jazz at Lincoln Center on March 05, 2020 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images for... Continue Reading →
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UX1mmi_bQAY&t=20s Video of Women in the Air Force for Women's History Month b. June 10, 1929 d. August 16, 2014 Fannie Mae Clackum was the first person to successfully challenge her discharge on the grounds of homosexuality from the U.S military. Clackum served as a U.S. Air Force Reservist is the late 1940s and early... Continue Reading →
https://youtu.be/4XCXqkVmcmo There are no average days or normal days in outer space. NASA Astronaut b. June 7, 1979 Anne McClain is a former NASA astronaut and U.S. Army lieutenant colonel who served as flight engineer for Expeditions 58/59 to the International Space Station. She is the second LGBTQ person to become an American astronaut. Born... Continue Reading →
https://youtu.be/AAWsPNVWBGI I wear my uniform at every inappropriate moment to remind people of gays and lesbians who have to serve in silence in the military. Military Officer b. March 24, 1943 In 1992, Colonel Margarethe Cammermeyer became the highest-ranking military officer discharged on the basis of sexual orientation. Cammermeyer was dismissed as chief nurse of... Continue Reading →