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Event an effort to create comradery among mountain veterans

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Organizers said a gathering Wednesday at Charles George VA Medical Center in Asheville was a perfect way to help female veterans who feel isolated after coming home. (Photo credit: WLOS staff)

Female veterans came together Wednesday in hopes of connecting more one-on-one.

Organizers said the event at Charles George VA Medical Center in Asheville was a perfect way to help veterans who feel isolated after coming home.

"There's just an amazing array of experience here and stories, and unheard stories," VA chaplain Lea Brown said. "Women veterans tend to be very invisible. So, we want to help them feel more visible and empowered because that will help them in there jouneyies, as well.

Organizers said it was also a great way for them to get feedback about how the VA can do a better job connecting with female veterans.

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