Message from KDVA
Women Veterans, I hope you enjoyed a day of honor and celebration this past Veterans Day. We thank you for your service!
Woman Veteran Spotlight
Bobbie Smith was the 37th female Chief Master Sgt. in the U.S. Air Force and performed various duties including Admin, Recruiting, and Professional Military Education (PME) as an Instructor, Curriculum Development and Program Manager.
To insure Kentucky’s women veterans have equitable access to federal and state veterans’ services and benefits.
1. Perform outreach to improve women veterans' awareness of eligibility for federal and state veterans' services and benefits.
2. Assess the needs of women veterans with respect to improve the Women Veterans Program.
3. Make recommendations to the Commissioner to improve benefits and services.
4. Review programs, research projects, and other initiatives designed to address or meet the needs of Kentucky's women veterans;
5. Incorporate women veterans' issues in the Department's strategic planning; and
Participate in National forums and committees for women veterans.
What is a Women Veteran Coordinator?
The Women Veterans Coordinator maintains a database and email list of women veterans in Kentucky. This database includes only those women veterans who have volunteered their information to KDVA. The information in this database is strictly confidential. The database is used to distribute information of interest to women veterans, including resources and coming events. Our goal is to create a strong network of women veterans in Kentucky and to reach as many as possible.
History of the Women Veterans Program
The 2005 General Assembly authorized the Kentucky Women Veterans Program to address the unique need of women who have honorably served. In FY21, there are over 27,000 women veterans who reside in Kentucky. The mission of the program is to insure that Kentucky's women veterans have equitable access to federal and state veterans' services and benefits. The program provides information, advocacy, outreach and support to women veterans and their families. The goal is to assure that women veterans receive benefits and services parallel to their male counterparts and to discourage discrimination in the attempt to assure women are treated with resepct, dignity and understood by veteran service providers.
If you are a woman who served or know of a woman who served in the military Register Here: