The Service Women’s Action Network (SWAN) is the voice of women who have served or are currently serving in the military. We are a member-driven network dedicated to supporting, connecting and advocating for the individual and collective needs of service women; past, present and future.


Three key areas guide SWAN’s commitment to advancing the interests of service women past, present, and future: Support, Connect, and Advocate. Individually these areas represent specific efforts and activities that deliver real and immediate value to our members; collectively, they are a demonstration of our full mission in action.

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SWAN has developed a network of vetted resources that are uniquely qualified to address challenges service women face including access to healthcare, housing, caseworkers, family and financial services, employment and transition, legal services, and alternative therapies. Learn more »


SWAN brings together military women and organizations across the country to amplify the voices of service women on a national scale through media, networking events, and an online community. Learn more »


SWAN is the driving force behind policies that seek to change the military culture, increase opportunities for women, eliminate sexual violence, and adequately address the needs of women veterans. Learn more »


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Today more than 40,000 organizations are addressing the needs of veterans, but SWAN is the only organization solely focused on the needs of service women and women veterans. We understand that the experiences that women have while in uniform have profound impacts when they leave military service. Their experiences are uniquely different from men’s experiences and must be acknowledged and addressed differently. SWAN addresses the continuum of experiences by advocating for military culture change relative to the treatment of service women and by supporting them when they need help while serving and when they become veterans.

SWAN has developed an online resource portal to help SWAN members and supporters find a wide range of credible, third-party public and private resources. The vetted resources available address women specific needs in the areas of healthcare, housing, family and financial services, employment and transition, legal services, and alternative therapies. Organizations included in the resource portal have been vetted to ensure that they provide gender-specific services to military women at no cost. To access the online resource portal, click here. »

SWAN has a dedicated caseworker available to assist service women and women veterans in identifying and connecting them to the appropriate support. If you are seeking support and believe SWAN can help, please contact us at


SWAN brings together military women and organizations dedicated to improving the well being of service women and women veterans and connects them on a national scale. 

Service Women: SWAN enables women in the military to connect and unite with their peers through an online community and at networking events. SWAN creates an environment for service women to work side-by-side to combat the challenges that they face every day.

Service Organizations: SWAN is the founder of the Military Women’s Coalition, a nationwide coalition dedicated to advocating for the well-being of women veterans and service women. Through this coalition, SWAN brings together an array of mostly small, local military women organizations across the country to help change policy and amplify the voices of military women. 

Experts: SWAN has a deep bench of expertise on the gender-specific needs and issues faced by women and other marginalized populations in the U.S. military. SWAN publishes an annual report on “Women in the Military: Where They Stand.” We have a network of experts and service women available to speak with the media. For media requests, please contact:

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SWAN challenges institution and cultural norms that deny equal opportunities, protections, and benefits to service members and women veterans. SWAN continues its innovative, transformative policy work to change military culture, increase opportunities for women, and eliminate sexual violence. We aim to create a paradigm shift in the military and veteran community around the presence and needs of military women.

SWAN is known for its high-quality work, conducting original research, providing credible, well-researched, and well-presented information and has built a national reputation as a force behind policy change.

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