Welcome to the Events Calendar!
We invite you to explore more ways to get involved and connect Arizona’s service members, veterans and their families. Listed here are upcoming training and events conducted by the Arizona Coalition for Military Families and our partners.
View more events and training for service members, veterans and their families on the Be Connected Resource Match Portal events. If you have any questions about our training and events, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Women Veterans Day
June 12 is Women Veterans Day.
Although the observation of Women Veterans Day is not yet a nationally recognized holiday, many Governors sign Proclamations recognizing the importance and significance of Women Veterans.
In honor of Women Veterans Day, we invite you to learn more about the journey of Women Veterans by watching this video, https://bit.ly/WomanVetVideo hosted by Col. Wanda Wright, Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services. Follow along with the slides at https://bit.ly/WomanVet that include contact information & details about VA benefits for women veterans.
According to WomensHealth.VA.gov, there are more than 2 million Women Veterans in the US today. Women are the fastest-growing segment of Veterans and are estimated to rise from 4% in 2000 to 18% in 2040.
Did you know…
- On June 12, 1948 President Truman signed the Women’s Armed Services Integration Act paving the way for women to begin serving as permanent members of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force.
- The first Women Veterans Day was celebrated in 2018 and is only recognized by certain states.
- The purpose of Women Veterans Day is to pay tribute to the signing of the Women’s Armed Services Integration Act – the first official national recognition of the essential role of women in the United States military.