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Women veterans’ group coming to Lansing in 2017

Kevin Lavery
Adam Obanjoko will direct the new Lansing Area Women Veterans Empowerment Coalition

It's Veterans Day, and we at WKAR would like to thank all service members, past and present, for their contributions to our country.

Of the more than 21 million U.S. military veterans, more than two million are women.

Despite their accomplishments, many women who've served feel marginalized and voiceless.  They say women in uniform have to work harder than men to gain respect.

An effort is underway to create a support network for female veterans in the Lansing area.  We talk with Army veterans Stephanie Shannon and Adam Obanjoko.  Stephanie is the author of "Battling the Storm Within."  Adam is a regional coordinator for the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency.

Kevin Lavery served as a general assignment reporter and occasional local host for Morning Edition and All Things Considered before retiring in 2023.
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