Saturday, December 20, 2014
Not every GI is a Joe! VA works to help growing number of female veterans
“Not every GI is a Joe.” “Please, don’t call me Mister”
These are the titles of a series of posters that the Department of Veterans Affairs has put up across its vast hospital system.
It’s all part of an effort to help the fastest growing veteran population — women — feel more comfortable in a system designed to serve and dominated by male veterans.
Today’s veterans are more likely to be women than at any other time in U.S. history: There are currently 2.2 million of them.