Sheree Peters served thirteen years in the navy. She said that women face special challenges after they leave the military.
“Women tend to have a lot more obligations than men," Peters said. "You’re a mom, you’re doing this, doing that, and so they tend to push being a veteran to the wayside. And you also have a lot of women that just don’t realize that they are actually veterans.”
“When that happens," said UE Director of Veteran Affairs Cherie Leonhardt, "they miss out on information about benefits and support and services that are available to them.”