South Dakota has an estimated 5,500 women veterans, and VA officials are working to connect them with benefits and health care. Some women who served in the military don’t realize they have access to health services tailored to military members. An annual conference this month in Sioux Falls helps them meet other women veterans.
Cyndi Ault-Schmitz shares her experience as a woman who served in the US Army in the late-1970s. Charlotte McGrath is the Women Veterans Program Manager in Sioux Falls; she talks about the way the military used to be, how it is now, and what Veterans Affairs program try to do to help women after their time in the service is finished.
Follow this link to view the Sioux Falls website aimed at connecting women service members with benefits and options available through the VA: http://www.siouxfalls.va.gov/services/women/