First woman to lead American Legion says military should 'stop sweeping' sexual assaults 'under the rug' - When a homeless female veteran came to the first American Legion's Veterans Benefits center last month in Los Angeles with documents that said she had suffered a sexual trauma in the military, she was able to share her story with a high-ranking woman leader of the veterans group. She spoke to Verna Jones, the American Legion's new executive director, and the first woman to lead the veterans organization in its nearly 100-year history. She's also believed to be the first African-American director.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs launched a Women Veterans hotline – 1.855.VA.WOMEN (829.6636) – to help women veterans and their families learn about the department's healthcare services and resources.
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