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Subject: Support Research on Women Veterans—Take the Women’s Post-Military Survey! (and enter to win $25)


Dear Members of SERV;

Women are a vital and growing part of the U.S. Armed Forces, but there is little information or primary data available about their experiences after leaving the military. To help build this knowledge base, the Institute for Veterans and Military Families is supporting a Harvard University researcher in carrying out the Women’s Post-Military Survey

If you are a female former service member, click here to take the survey: 

If you’re not a female former service member, you can still support this research by sharing the survey link with female veterans or veterans forums or list serves, or just post the link on Facebook. The more women who participate, the more we can learn about how to improve the support provided for the diverse population of women who have served our country.

The Women’s Post-Military Survey:

  • Is intended for women 18 years and older who have formerly served in the U.S. Armed forces in any capacity and are not currently on active duty.
  • Is completely anonymous. You do not have to provide any personally identifying information, and only aggregate (group) responses will be reported.  
  • Is completely voluntary. If you don’t want to answer any given question, you can feel free to skip it.
  • Includes questions about your post-military work, education, health, family, and social experiences.
  • Takes about 15-20 minutes to complete.


As a token of appreciation for completing the survey, respondents can enter a drawing to win a $25 gift certificate to


 If you have any questions about the survey, please contact the researcher, Helena Pylväinen, at or (248) 396-3501.


Thanks in advance for supporting this important research,


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