Honoring Women Veterans

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Uniformed woman operating radio– Library of Congress.

This week, as part of Women’s History Month, we honor women veterans. Tuesday was Women Veterans’ Recognition and Resource Day and Colonel Barbara A. Jones, commander of the 30th Medical Group at Vandenberg Air Force Base, was the keynote speaker for the occasion. Read her bio to learn more about this accomplished leader of our military.

Colonel Barbara A. Jones is a strong supporter of education: watch the Youtube video above to hear her describe the meaning of her educational experience as well as her duties at Vandenberg Air Force Base, as part of the Storytellers oral history video project of Aurora University, where she earned a degree in Nursing in 1988.

The library catalog has books on women veterans and women in the military:

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When Janey Comes Marching Home: Portraits of Women Combat Veterans, by Laura Browder and Sascha Pflaeging

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A Few Good Women: America’s Military Women from World War I to The Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, by Evelyn Monahan and Rosemary Neidel-Greenlee

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Women in The Military: An Unfinished Revolution, by Jeanne Holm

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Women and The Military: An Encyclopedia, by Victoria Sherrow

The library currently has a display of books on women veterans:

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Celebrating the Nurses of the Vietnam War

The Luria Library salutes women in the military and women veterans for their service to our country, this week and always.