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Women Veterans Build Community In Military City, USA

Nov 9, 2018

This Veterans Day, how does Military City, U.S.A. honor and support women veterans? What more can be done to help women who served in the military transition back to civilian life? U.S. Army veterans Robin Harder and Laly Cholak speak on "The Source." 

At least 10 percent of America's veteran population is female, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

After years of service, many of these female veterans need support when coming back to civilian life. 

Finding employment, securing reliable housing, managing medical care and investing in personal resources can be challenging when there is a lack of social infrastructure designed specifically for women. 

How do local organizations fill this gap? In what ways is San Antonio's military community stepping up to help? 

What issues matter to women veterans? What presence do they have in San Antonio and how can the larger community support their efforts going forward? 


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This interview aired on Monday, November 12, 2018.