WASHINGTON, June 16, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Legion has created a military women veterans survey in order to make specific recommendations for congressional appropriations, Veterans Affairs programs and facilities, and increase the public awareness of issues facing women veterans.
"In our continued efforts to recognize the important contributions of women in the military, who now account for nearly 20 percent of our Armed Forces, The American Legion aims to identify the unmet needs among women veterans," said the Legion's national security director and leader of Women's Outreach Programs Rhonda Powell. "We also hope to guide and develop a viable quality of life initiative for women who have served and continue to serve," she added.
All information from the survey is kept private and submitted anonymously. Women veterans can access the survey at surveymonkey.com/r/ALwomenvets until July 18, 2016.
The American Legion is the largest wartime veterans service organization with 2.2 million members in nearly 14,000 posts in communities across in America. The Legion, established by an act of Congress in 1919, was instrumental in getting the original GI Bill through Congress and the creation of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
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