Sergeant Lisamarie Wiley – Phenomenal Women Veteran

Sergeant Lisamarie Wiley stepped on a IED while performing her duties as an Army interrogator in Afghanistan. She has since become an outspoken advocate for better designed prosthetics for women veterans. Recently, she has teamed up with The Girls' Lounge, the VA and Stratasys to work on new innovative designs that may be as easy to acquire as the push of a printer button. … [Read more...]

A Phenomenal Woman Veteran and Her Quest for a Foot that Fit

This is an incredibly inspirational story about Army Sgt. Brenda Reed and her quest for a woman's foot. The article also highlights some of the challenges for women veterans in the VA health system. Read the Full article: One female veteran’s epic quest for a ‘foot that fits’ Every morning for more than two years, retired Army Sgt. Brenda Reed had the infuriating … [Read more...]

A Personal Note: Quilts of Valor

Last week, I received a quilt from the Flying Needles Quilt Guild in Niceville, FL. This quilt was designed, constructed, and delivered to me as part of the Quilts of Valor program. The presentation was short and sweet but the memory of this event will live with me forever. I'm not positive I've been able to process how deeply I was touched enough to put it into words, but … [Read more...]

TriState Women Veterans Unit Chartered As #157 Of Military Women Across The Nation

The TriState Women Veterans Unit are this week's Phenomenal Women Veterans - great job ladies for sticking together and doing something great for other veteran women in the area! Besides the article below, for more information about these phenomenal women of the TriState Women Veterans, Unit #157 who serve and support all military women in the Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama … [Read more...]

Nurse Beats Cancer, Readies for Warrior Games

Good Luck, Captain Kelly Elmlinger! You are this week's Phenomenal Woman Veteran! Nurse Beats Cancer, Readies for Warrior Games: Army Capt. Kelly Elmlinger, a fierce competitor, mother and cancer survivor, will be competing in all of the women’s wheelchair track events and all of the women’s classified swimming events at this year’s DoD Warrior Games held at Marine Corps … [Read more...]