ATTENTION: FEMALE VETERANS
Women are Veterans, too. And for too long, their unique issues and needs have been overlooked and ignored – by the VA, and by Society.
It’s time to change that – and in East Texas, we’re working on it! Under the auspices of American Legion Watkins-Gaudet Post 474 in Tyler, a Women Veterans Group is currently forming, specifically for the purpose of addressing the needs of our female Vets.
A discussion Forum is planned for this spring and a Retreat is in the works for later in 2013 – and that’s just for “starters”! But we need your help to get the word out, and we need contact information, so that we can notify every one of the final dates, times, locations, etc.
If you would like to receive more information, please email your name, Branch of Service, and email address to: firstname.lastname@example.org
And be sure to share this info with any other Lady Vets you know. No matter how long ago… 19 or 90… regardless of rank held, if you wore the Uniform, you’re our Sister, and we want you with us. Let us hear from you!
A called was made to our group by a civilian in Michigan stating he had a soldier from East Texas contact him via email requesting assistance for a phone from Afghanistan to be sent to him. Claimed to have received all kinds of paperwork from the soldier verifying he was indeed in the service. He did have a lot of information such as parents' name as well as sister and brother's name, among other pertinent info on this soldier. RED FLAG: two (2) things wrong: this soldier was and did not live in California and is not deployed at this time.
Fortunately we knew the family and knew that was to be untrue. We contacted the father of the soldier, to verify this was indeed a scam. The real soldier will be making a report of this situation to his CO and this matter will be investigated. The Family would like to make everyone aware of this scam!
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Army Releases January 2013 Suicide Information
The Army released suicide data today for the month of January 2013. During January, among active-duty soldiers, there were 19 potential suicides: two have been confirmed as suicides and 17 remain under investigation. For December 2012, the Army reported seven potential suicides among active-duty soldiers; however, subsequent to the report, another case was added bringing December’s total to eight: five have been confirmed as suicides and three are under investigation.