Combat Female Veterans Families United Presents 2019 "Outstanding Combat Female Veterans" of NC to America’s VetDogs Graduate Army Command Sgt. Major Gretchen Evans

May 10, 2019 - America’s VetDogs is proud to announce that retired U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Gretchen Evans, a VetDogs service dog program graduate and board member, is being honored as an Outstanding Combat Female Veteran (CFV) of North Carolina.  Combat Female Veterans Families (CFVF) United solicited nominations statewide to identify female veterans who honorably served their country during wartime and/or in combat zones and have since made demonstrable, positive impacts within their North Carolina communities. CFV was specifically interested in identifying women soldiers who have dedicated themselves, post-war, to enhancing the well-being of fellow North Carolina veterans.

“America’s VetDogs is extremely proud of its association with Command Sgt. Maj. Evans and is excited about her nomination to this honored recognition,” says America’s VetDogs president and CEO John Miller. 

The criteria for this inaugural award included a combination of the following:
Candidate must have served in the United States Armed Forces in some capacity during a period of war (required)
Candidate must personify integrity, high character, and selflessness
Candidate may have overcome barriers in her quest to achieve her goals post-war
Candidate has made a positive impact in her local North Carolina community since her return to civilian life
Candidate’s personal achievements are demonstrative of CFVF United’s ultimate goal – to help ensure each Combat Female Veteran has the opportunity to prosper in her life after war.

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About America’s VetDogs
Since 2003, America’s VetDogs ( has trained and placed guide and service dogs to provide independence, enhanced mobility, and companionship to veterans with disabilities from all eras. In 2015, VetDogs opened its programs to first responders, including fire, police, and emergency medical personnel.  America's VetDogs is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization founded by the Guide Dog Foundation and serves clients from across the United States. VetDogs relies on contributions from generous individuals, corporations, service clubs, and foundations to fund its mission to help those who have served our country live with dignity and independence. It costs over $50,000 to breed, raise, train, and place one assistance dog, but America’s VetDogs provides its services completely free of charge to the individual.

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