Created on Thursday, 17 January 2013 12:22 Published Date
Are you a woman who has served in the military or is currently serving? Big Sky Women Veterans is accepting active duty, reserves, retired and veterans who have been honorably discharged, as members.
Our members deployed in World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Kosovo, Panama, Grenada, Desert Storm, and in Iraq and Afghanistan. These women have a proud tradition of serving their country, and our active duty members continue to serve their country.
Big Sky Women Veterans is a 501(c) (19) non-profit Veterans Organization, whose purpose is to provide camaraderie and networking opportunities, as well as resources for women on active duty or who are veterans in need. Our 2012-2013 special projects include working with the Veterans Administration on women’s health care issues, and providing resources for homeless women veterans.
We meet once a month. In 2013, we will also be meeting online to accommodate our members who live in all areas of the state.
We are already planning our Region II Conference (Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington) to be held in Billings, Montana in July 2013.
Big Sky Women Veterans participates in Veterans events, such as Armed Forces Day, Memorial Day, Veterans Day, community events, parades and Veterans Stand Downs. We work with other service organizations to support our troops across the generations – from the Honor Flight to greeting troops returning from Afghanistan.
Unit 156, Big Sky Women Veterans is the Montana Unit of WAVES National - Women of the Sea Services. The Unit was chartered at WAVES National Convention in Orlando, Florida in September 2012 and is the first organized unit in Montana.
WAVES National - Women of the Sea Services was formed in 1979 by World Ware II Navy veterans.