Women Veterans

Jessica Burnett

According to the US Department of Veterans Affairs, women are the fastest growing population in the military today. So, the demand for equitable, high-quality health services for women has also increased. Recently, the Roseburg V.A. System made some additions-- just for female vets.

Women veterans lag behind men when it comes to signing up for their benefits, according to a state official.

Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs / ODVA

A portrait exhibit of Oregon women who’ve served in the military is open today and Monday at the state Capitol.  As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, it’s to highlight women’s contributions to the nation.

City of Springfield

Last month, the city of Springfield unveiled a new memorial that’s dedicated to women veterans. It’s one of only a handful of monuments across the nation that honors women in the U.S. military. KLCC’s Rachael McDonald spoke with two veterans who helped create the memorial.

Rachael McDonald

There is a memorial to U.S. women veterans in Washington D.C. The City of Springfield wants to build one in Oregon. Women vets met Monday to talk about what it will look like.