Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center’s Women’s Program, in partnership with VA’s Center for Women Veterans, will host a local exhibition of the Women Veteran Athletes Initiative photo project on Thursday, May 3 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Charleston VAMC Main Auditorium. This project is part of a national effort to encourage women Veterans to choose VA for their health and wellness needs.
The exhibit features 10 female Veteran athletes in photographs taken by local Air Force Veteran and two-time Military Photographer of the Year Stacy Pearsall. Pearsall receives her health care at Charleston VAMC and she completed her first series of Veteran portraits, the impetus for what would become her now nationally-recognized Veterans Portrait Project, there. Those images are displayed as a collection, known as the Hall of Heroes, on the facility’s first floor.
Heavy appetizers and beverages will be served and attendees will have the opportunity to meet the photographer during the reception. An expanded version of the portrait project can be viewed online: https://www.va.gov/womenvet/acwv/wvai01.asp.
Find out more about how VA is working to honor the service of female Veterans through the Center for Women Veterans: https://www.va.gov/womenvet/