NJ politicians call for recognition of service women

Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) spoke in Teaneck today about women and their service in the military.Menendez said more than 250,000 women have served in Afghanistan

TEANECK - Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) spoke in Teaneck today about women and their service in the military.

Menendez said more than 250,000 women have served in Afghanistan and Iraq, according to federal officials. Menendez says he and other New Jersey officials are advocating for service women to receive the credit they deserve.

Genevieve Chase, who served in Afghanistan and was awarded a Purple Heart and Combat Action Badge, says she has been shut out of benefits and promotions that male combat troops receive.

Chase is now an Army reservist, as well as the founder of American Women Veterans. She is fighting for benefits equality among female veterans.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Fight at Willowbrook Mall prompts false reports of 1 Fight at Willowbrook Mall prompts false reports of shooting scare
Police say a fight at the Willowbrook Mall 2 Police: Fight at Willowbrook Mall prompts false reports of shooting scare
US director Barry Jenkins (C) speaks after 3 'Moonlight' wins best picture at botched Academy Awards
Fire rips through Sayreville strip mall 4 Fire destroys several stores in Sayreville strip mall
Drivers in Toms River got free gas on 5 Toms River drivers get free gas as new church promotion

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

It's good to know you have Walt Kane Kane in Your Corner

It's good to know you have Walt Kane in your corner.

News 12 takes a look at the hottest Tech Check

Eric Landskroner has a look at the latest gadgets and biggest stories in tech.

News 12 On the Scene

Check out these exclusive videos from New Jersey celebs!

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE