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!

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

Some 40 military women joined by family and friends launched the inaugural unit of Military Women Across the Nation in Chattanooga. TriState Women Veterans, a network of military women from Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama who have met socially for several years were chartered as Unit #157 of Military Women Across the Nation, a federally-chartered, 501(c)(19) veteran service organization.

“Overwhelmed is an understatement!” Unit President Rita Waller said commenting on the “room full of beautiful military women” who came out to join and support the unit. Rita served in the U.S. Army and in the U.S. Marine Corps during the 1970’s and 1980’s.

“This has been a wonderful experience because when I came back, I was lonely and had no sisters to call my own,” she said.

“I was at a bible retreat and met Sandy Hughes (another unit member and U.S. Army veteran) who said, ‘Have you heard about TriState Women Veterans?’ That was the beginning of a fantastic relationship.”

The new unit’s 36 (and counting) charter members include women who have served in the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Air Force as well as the Army and Air National Guard. Several members have served in multiple services.

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