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Female Veterans Return Home, Find Services Lacking

Iraq

Female Veterans Return Home, Find Services Lacking

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As more military women return from fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan, they are finding that veterans services aren't meeting their needs. An estimated 8,000 female veterans are homeless and others suffer from mental illness. Female veterans discuss their unique experiences and the rising concern about the services available to them.

Antoinette Scott, Sgt. 1st Class, served in Iraq

Marsha Four, director, Homeless Veterans Services; former chair, the Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee on Women Veterans; served in the Army Nurse Corps during Vietnam

Cheryl Beversdorf, president and CEO, National Coalition for Homeless Veterans