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Veterans: Find your Sisterhood in Massachusetts

Veterans: Find your Sisterhood in Massachusetts posted on Jul 23

The Massachusetts Women Veterans’ Network of the Department of Veterans’ Services (WVN) has been connecting women veterans with benefits, services, and each other, since 1997. Since its founding, the Network has been the central resource for women veterans across the Commonwealth, and continues to connect its members   …Continue Reading Veterans: Find your Sisterhood in Massachusetts

Veterans: Find Your Career in Massachusetts

Veterans: Find Your Career in Massachusetts posted on Jul 16

Veterans, upon returning home, have the unique challenge of reintegrating back into civilian life. Here in Massachusetts, veterans and those currently serving on Active Duty have access to a wide array of employment and training resources to ensure their success in the workforce when they   …Continue Reading Veterans: Find Your Career in Massachusetts

Veterans: Find Your Home in Massachusetts

Veterans: Find Your Home in Massachusetts posted on Jul 9

Defenders of freedom will also always have a place to live in the Commonwealth. Veterans of Massachusetts have multiple different housing options to suit their needs, as well as programs and organizations to advocate for them. Here are a few of the housing options available   …Continue Reading Veterans: Find Your Home in Massachusetts

PTSD Awareness Day 2014: 7 Things to Know About Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

PTSD Awareness Day 2014: 7 Things to Know About Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder posted on Jun 26

After a traumatic event, stress-related reactions are common, but not everyone gets Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). PTSD affects 20% of soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, and untreated symptoms can disrupt normal life. Here are some quick facts about PTSD: PTSD can Affect Anyone There   …Continue Reading PTSD Awareness Day 2014: 7 Things to Know About Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Register For The 6th Annual Women Veterans Conference (Free)

Register For The 6th Annual Women Veterans Conference (Free) posted on Jun 12

Each year, the  Women Veterans’ Network (WVN) hosts a Women Veterans Conference, a free networking event for women veterans to meet each other and learn about the unique programs offered exclusively to Massachusetts’ female veterans. This year’s Conference is going to be held this Saturday, June 14th at   …Continue Reading Register For The 6th Annual Women Veterans Conference (Free)

March is National Brain Injury Awareness Month!

March is National Brain Injury Awareness Month! posted on Mar 28

Not only veterans suffer from head trauma. In fact, did you know that 2.4 million Americans sustain a traumatic brain injury each year? And that in Massachusetts there were 68,285 cases that involved a traumatic brain injury in 2010 alone? That’s why the Massachusetts’ Rehab Commission   …Continue Reading March is National Brain Injury Awareness Month!

Fling into Spring with the Women Veterans’ Network March 29

Fling into Spring with the Women Veterans’ Network March 29 posted on Mar 19

The MA Women Veterans’ Network (WVN) and Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology are hosting a Women Veterans’ Spring Fling on Saturday, March 29, 2014. According to Viviana Marcotte, an Iraq War veteran and coordinator of the WVN for the Massachusetts Department of Veterans’ Services, Spring Fling   …Continue Reading Fling into Spring with the Women Veterans’ Network March 29

Hometown Glory

Hometown Glory posted on Feb 28

Ever hear of or see the the movie Glory, starring Matthew Broderick and Denzel Washington? Well, that is of our Commonwealth’s very own 54th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. The 54th Volunteer Regiment was the first organized regiment of the US Army that was comprised of African American soldiers.   …Continue Reading Hometown Glory

Honoring African-American History Month: The Wereth Eleven

Honoring African-American History Month: The Wereth Eleven posted on Feb 7

The Battle of the Bulge was the deadliest and most desperate battle of World War II. Among the dead were the Wereth 11. The group was comprised of eleven black soldiers from the 333rd Field Artillery Battalion, an African-American Battalion from the United States. The   …Continue Reading Honoring African-American History Month: The Wereth Eleven

Honoring Martin Luther King Jr: Life’s Most Persistent and Urgent Question posted on Jan 20

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was an activist for civil rights and often spoke about strengthening the community by alleviating poverty, ending racism, and creating a mutual understanding and love between people. Since MLK Day was established, it has been an initiative to give back   …Continue Reading Honoring Martin Luther King Jr: Life’s Most Persistent and Urgent Question