Women who served

Thursday, July 29, 2010; B03


Active-duty troops who are women


National Guard and reserve troops who are women

1.8 million

Female veterans in the U.S.

Female veterans (as a percentage of all vets):

1988: 4.4 percent

2010: 8 percent

2014: 14 percent (projected)

2020: 16 percent (projected)


Female veterans who are homeless, of an estimated 107,000 vets who are homeless on any given night


Female veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder


Female veterans seeking care from VA who screen positive for sexual trauma

Source: Department of Veterans Affairs

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