Velis calls on more support for female veterans in wake of audit


(Daily Hampshire Gazette) – Massachusetts only knows of about 1,500 of the 25,000 female military veterans living in the state over a two-year period ending in mid-2021, a figure that one of the region’s senators says is a “huge problem.”

State Sen. John C. Velis, D-Westfield, an Army veteran whose service continues as a major in the Army Reserve, is calling for more state money to guarantee that all female military veterans are both identified and receiving services to which they are entitled.

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