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While the total veteran population is predicted to decline, the percent of women veterans is increasing. They constitute the fastest growing veteran population in the United States, with about 10 percent of the 20 million veterans being women.
In 2016, the Department of Defense lifted all restrictions on the roles women can perform in the military, and more women continue to enlist in the same jobs as their male counterparts, including front-line combat posts. But exiting active duty, women veterans have unique needs.