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Posted on Nov 5, 2019
Tara Galovski
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PO2 David Huelsmann
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"Once a veteran, always a veteran" - don't see gender in that phrase at all!
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PO1 Kelley Valencia
PO1 Kelley Valencia
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PO2, I am not sure when you served in the Navy, but it’s clear you are not aware of or attuned into the concerns of women veterans! PO1
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PO2 David Huelsmann
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PO1 Kelley Valencia - No, I didn't serve with many women except for women officers (Nurses) during my time in the States. In Vietnam itself I had very rare opportunities to encounter women - Most notably the nurses at the 27th Surgical Evac facility in Chu Lai. At the time I don't recall any concern differentiating ourselves as men or women serving in combat but simply fellow soldiers/sailors/marines there to survive and to serve honorably. As I said originally - "Once a veteran, always a veteran" - don't see gender in that phrase at all!
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SPC Earl Semler
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PO2 David Huelsmann - Look, women veterans have very different issues then the male veteran today. There are single mothers being deployed to combat zones having to leave their children with family members, there are sexual harassment issues and rapes and attempted rapes. There are so many different issues the female veteran has to deal with that only other female veterans can help them with. So I think the fact they have a group that is for them to help each other is outstanding

You are right a veteran is a veteran but every veteran whether a male or female have different issues then other veterans, That is why the VA has different programs for different veterans. Now I really hope your original statement wasn't to disparage WoVen but to recognize the women as full veterans.
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PO2 David Huelsmann
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SPC Earl Semler - Exactly. I am saying nothing about the issues women veterans might be having to deal with or for that matter the issues men veterans have to deal with. I am simply acknowledging their status as veterans - women or men.
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SGT David A. 'Cowboy' Groth
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Excellent share Ms Tara
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SN Donald Hoffman
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Great program, great way to invest into yourselves!
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