Battling the Storm Within

Friday, September 21, 2018

VA Must Prove to Women Vets That They Belong

Airmen walk during the Colorado Springs Veterans Day Parade in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Nov. 5, 2016. The all-female Airmen flight represented Schriever during the women in military themed parade. (U.S. Air Force photo/Christopher DeWitt)

Joy Ilem, a service-connected disabled veteran of the U.S. Army, is the national legislative director for Disabled American Veterans.
Last month, a Department of Veterans Affairs Inspector General report revealed that roughly 1,300 claims for military sexual trauma were incorrectly processed and denied, leaving veterans suffering from PTSD without the benefits they deserve.

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