Along with our new website, we are opening a Blog where we would love to hear from you and your experiences with your many years of Military Service...(notice I say your service, as you, along with your husband, also served)  We all have many stories of moves, problems during deployment of your spouse, bases where we lived both in the USA and overseas, and going through the process of bereavement with our families.  
We will continue to update our Legislative pages, print notices of changes in benefits, and post information that we think will help you to keep up with current events.
The first important message.... YOU MUST GET OUT AND VOTE!  Events show us a rapidly changing policy for supporting the military.   If you want your concerns voiced, you have to make an effort to let our elected representatives know how you feel.
We will welcome your comments on this site....tell us about your concerns, try to contact an old friend, or just connect with someone you might like to get to know.
Many of you will have to have your families handle on-line contacts--enlist your Grandchildren, they know more about computers than any of us!
Pat Shecter,  
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Posted by Diane Compton on 19-Jul-2018 at 17:21:16 EST
Subject: Need help with insulation on my home

I am a disable widow of a military Air Force veteran. I desperately <br>Need help. Is this a legitimate web site for military widows? I keep <br>Checking this site for a response. Does anyone know where I<br>Can get help? God bless anyone who does. Thank you.

Posted by Diane Compton on 23-May-2018 at 19:14:15 EST
Subject: Desperately in need of help.

I am a widow of a retired 100% service connected veteran. I am disabled and in desperate need of home repairs. My home is not insulated, I can not afford to pay electric or gas’s so I freeze during the winter and roast during the summer. My home is falling apart. Does anyone know who can help me?

Posted by Judith Thomas on 25-Apr-2018 at 10:46:55 EST
Subject: Information needed

Working with SBP-DIC Military Widows Facebook group to change law that penalizes 57,000 Military Widows - over 7,000 in Texas. Does SMW have position paper on this? I need a statement for May 3 meeting in Austin.

Posted by Janet Snyder on 12-May-2017 at 17:08:21 EST
Subject: Reply to Barbara Miller

To Barbara Miller: Call me at (702) 227-6566.

Posted by Barbara Miller on 06-May-2017 at 09:33:37 EST
Subject: 8306601806

Is there any free help to make my home safe so I can continue to live in my home, I do not want to go to a nursing home. I am 84 and need help.

Posted by Janet Snyder on 03-May-2017 at 05:32:50 EST

To All Chapter Presidents in SMW: Please send me the names of all the deceased members in your chapter in the past year. We need these names for the Memorial Service at the SMW Convention in Las Vegas on October 15 - 20, 2017. Make your reservations to attend the SMW Convention and encourage all your members to attend.

Posted by Janet Snyder on 31-Mar-2017 at 08:09:14 EST
Subject: Thank you

Dear Pat, Dear Helmi, Thank you both for your great work on the SMW website. You are both doing a wonderful service, to keep all of us informed on the latest news in SMW.

Posted by Pat Shecter on 31-Dec-2016 at 11:24:00 EST
Subject: Correction

Just noticed that you can't put in a paragraph break in this, so ignore the symbols.

Posted by Pat Shecter on 31-Dec-2016 at 11:18:11 EST

HAPPY NEW YEAR to all our readers, this will be a year of many changes to our organization. Follow our legislative issues and contact your Congressional members. <br><br>We will try to get dues and organization information posted as soon as possible. There will be changes to our membership brochure and forms also.<br><br>So keep in touch with us, we need to stay strong and stay together

Posted by Nancy Redmond ( on 17-Feb-2016 at 08:56:54 EST
Subject: Military Widows

I saw your blog about being a military widow and I want to reach out to share a project we would love to invite you to join.<br>Grief Diaries is a series of books dedicated to sharing stories exploring life’s challenges and wounds. The first eight titles were published in December 2015, and due to popular demand, more than thirty new titles are planned for 2016. One of our new titles is Through the Eyes of Fallen Hero Wives. With your expertise on this issue coupled with your writing experience, we would love to have you join us. The project is user-friendly: once registered, you receive three questions every week for six weeks. The collection of answers is compiled systematically into chapters.<br>Our registration includes anthology copyright permission only, preserving your past and future publishing endeavors. Bestselling authors and novice writers from around the world who share our mission of raising awareness have joined our book projects, over 200 since launching six months ago.<br>To learn more about how the project works, visit To register, click on the book cover labeled Through the Eyes of Fallen Hero Wives.<br>Thank you for considering our invitation to help raise awareness while offering comfort to those in need.<br><br>Warm regards,<br>Nancy<br><br>Nancy Redmond, Assistant Marketing Director<br><br><br><br><br>MISSION: To raise awareness, shed insight, and offer comfort and hope to others who share our shoes.