Female veterans are coming together in California to support others like them. Called the Inland Empire Women Veterans Unity Group, the newly formed organization, which plans to meet once a month, is determined to empower local female veterans, The San Bernardino Sun reported.

"The women veterans unity group meetings provide an environment of safety, support, motivation, awareness and information that promotes the improvement and productivity of female veterans," Ann Duson, the group's founder and president, told the news source.

In addition to weekly meetings, the women's organization plans to hold events throughout the year, such as the "Thank a Sheros" event to coincide with Women in Military History Week in March.

California women aren't the only female veterans joining forces to create a support network. The Philadelphia Inquirer also reported this week that a new facility opened in Philadelphia to provide various services to the city's female veterans. Aronda Smith, the coordinator of the Women Veterans Center, told the news source that the center was formed because most services available to veterans are "predominantly male." She added that the center will focus on more gender-specific issues.