As a female veteran, you’ve made extraordinary sacrifices on behalf of your country. In doing so, you’ve achieved an elite status that sets you apart from others–including other members of the military. Your service in hostile territory makes you eligible to join the nation’s largest combat veterans’ organization – the VFW. Now it’s time to take advantage of all the benefits, services and camaraderie that you’re entitled to receive.
The Department created a Women Veterans Committee to help identify and respond to unique challenges and interests shared by female veterans. Many VFW Posts are proud to have a growing number of female veterans among their ranks, who are joining women who served in earlier wars to serve as VFW committee members, officers and commanders at the Post, District, Department and National VFW levels.
The VFW needs your support as our legislative team in Washington is calling on lawmakers and VA officials to meet the special needs of women veterans. Network with and stay connected to your peers through tools like Facebook, this website and the Department’s blast emails. Meet other women veterans and share your story with those who truly understand the distinct pride of deploying as part of our U.S. military.
PA VFW Annual Women Veterans Retreat
Each Spring, the Pennsylvania Department of VFW hosts a Women Veterans Retreat at little or no cost to participants thanks to donations from VFW Posts and Districts.
The retreat was an opportunity for women veterans of all services and eras to gather in camaraderie to honor the dedication and sacrifices of all women who served and are serving today. The weekend focused on services and opportunities available to women veterans.