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Women Veterans Today

The Tradition, Service, and Pride of Women Veterans began as early as the American Revolution. Women currently make up 10% of the veteran population and veterans comprise only 2% of the female population in the U.S. The population of women veterans grows steadily each year due, in part, to the increasing number and proportion of women entering and leaving an all-volunteer military, which began in 1973. In fact, women comprise 20% of Gulf War II veterans – those who served after 9/11. Today, there are over 2.2 million women veterans in the U.S.

While women comprise 10% of veterans, they comprise 13% of veterans in today’s civilian workforce. In fact, women veterans are more likely to be in the civilian labor force than male veterans or women nonveterans.

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