The Women Veterans Task Force

Women currently make up 15% to 20% of Wisconsin’s active military forces. The personal stories of Wisconsin women returning from service in Iraq and Afghanistan are compelling - these women veterans are experiencing difficulties ranging from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder to unemployment.

The WWN’s Women Veterans Task Force was the first (and to our knowledge the only) Task Force in Wisconsin established to investigate the difficulties our women veterans face when they return home to restart their lives. The volunteer Task Force tapped the experience of women veterans themselves, from Vietnam to Desert Storm/Shield to Afghanistan and Iraq.

The Task Force compiled a first-ever comprehensive list of Wisconsin resources concerning benefits, health care, employment, and ways of connecting with other women vets. The newly updated information is electronic with live links and is included in the Task Force’s brochure, “Women in Boots: Marching Home.” The brochure has been distributed statewide to women veterans and their families, and is available as a free download. Download a newly updated copy of Women in Boots: Marching Home.