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Women Veterans Build Community In Military City, USA

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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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"The Source" is a live call-in program airing Mondays through Thursdays from 12-1 p.m. Leave a message before the program at (210) 615-8982. During the live show, call 210-614-8980, email thesource@tpr.org or tweet at @TPRSource. 

This interview aired on Monday, November 12, 2018.

Jan Ross Piedad is TPR’s News Operations Producer. In this role, she develops strategy on collaborative and digital initiatives for the station. Since 2016, Jan Ross has served in a coordinating capacity for TPR’s state and national partners, including The Texas Newsroom.