Videos - Women Veterans Health Care
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Women are enrolling in the VA at record levels, challenging a VA health care system that has historically cared for a mostly male population. Women Veterans proudly served. Explore this video series to hear from women Veterans—of all ages and conflicts—on the care they receive in VA facilities across the country, and learn what steps VA is taking to ensure that every Veteran receives the best care anywhere.

Spanish translation and English captions are available for these videos. To view subtitles or captions, please follow the instructions below:

  1. Click the settings icon at the bottom right of the video screen.
  2. Click Subtitles/CC.
  3. Select Spanish or English.

La traducción al Español está disponible para estos videos. Para ver subtítulos en Español, siga las instrucciones a continuación:

  1. Haga clic en el icono de configuración en la parte inferior derecha de la pantalla de video.
  2. Haga clic en Subtítulos/CC.
  3. Seleccione Español.

VA Adapts to Your Needs as You Age

Gender Specific Care

Mental Health Resources for Women

How We Serve Her

Access and Eligibility

Specific Care All in One Place

Testimonial - "I use the Women's Health Center for everything."

Testimonial - "Remember, you are a Veteran."

Personal and Holistic Care

Women Veterans Call Center


To download videos: Right click on the video title below. Select "Save Target As" or "Save Link As." Choose a location for the file (i.e., Desktop or My Documents) and hit "Save."

Make the Connection
Length: 03:15

You Served, You Deserve
Length: 06:36

Clothesline Project Video 

Clothesline Project Video
Length: 03:12

Women Veterans Need You 

Women Veterans Need You
Length: 02:11

She Wore These
Length: 1:03

The Best Care Anywhere
Length: 05:09

New Patient Welcome Video

New Patient Welcome Video
Length: 04:18



Stories of Service - In Their Words

VA is building a library that documents women in the United States Armed Forces, from their significant contributions to national safety and security to the ongoing challenges faced during their service and after returning to civilian life. Click on the images below to see and hear these Stories of Service from women Veterans, in their own words.

Amy Otzel 
Amy Otzel, U.S. Army
YouTube version*†

Cindy Stivers 
Cindy Stivers, U.S. Marine Corps
YouTube version*†

Ginger Miller 
Ginger Miller, U.S. Navy
YouTube version*†

Lenell Kittlitz 
Lenell Kittlitz, U.S. Coast Guard
YouTube version*†

Dorothy Carskadon 
Dorothy Carskadon, U.S. Army Reserve
YouTube version*†

Yesenia Covarrubias 
Yesenia Covarrubias, U.S. Army Reserve
YouTube version*†

Pamela Smith-Beatty

Pamela Smith-Beatty, U.S. Air Force
YouTube version*†

Zola Ferguson

Zola Ferguson, U.S. Air Force
YouTube version*†

Vivian Greeno

Vivian Greeno, U.S. Navy
YouTube version*†

Katrina Goldby

Katrina Goldby, U.S. Army Reserve
YouTube version*†

 Brigadier General Wilma Vaught

Brigadier General Wilma Vaught, U.S. Air Force
YouTube version*†

 Peggy Mikelonis

Peggy Mikelonis, U.S. Army Nurse Corps
YouTube version*†

 Linda Schwartz

Linda Schwartz, U.S. Air Force
YouTube version*†

 Kathy Silvia

Kathy Silvia, U.S. Army
YouTube version*†

 Donna Barbisch

Donna Barbisch, U.S. Army
YouTube version*†



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