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Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs to host Women Veterans Conference at Fort McCoy

MADISON (WKOW) -- From Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs:

(MADISON) - The Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs will host, "Home, Work, and School," the 2nd Annual State of Wisconsin Women Veterans Conference, beginning Friday, September 26 through Sunday, September 28, 2008 at the Wisconsin Military Academy at Fort McCoy, Wis. 

The conference will feature presentations, workshops, and static displays, and will provide information for and about women veterans, including federal and state benefits, programs, and services for veterans and topics of interest including employment, education, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and reintegration.

Among the prominent guest speakers will be Brigadier General Wilma Vaught, USAF (Ret.), President of Women in the Military Service for America Memorial Foundation, and Kenneth B. Black, Acting Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs, both on Saturday, Sep. 27.  Former U.S. Marine Corps Corporal Lisa N. Wolford, President & CEO of Client/Server Software Solutions, will speak on Sep. 28. 

Several workshops will be held, with topics including, "How to Market Yourself to Success," small business administration, the Myers-Briggs Aptitude Test, the VA Move Program on exercise, diet and weight, and more.  Representatives of the UW Systems, Colleges & UW-Extension, along with Wisconsin Private Colleges and the Wisconsin Technical Colleges System will present information on education programs.  Bus and walking tours of Fort McCoy will also be available.

Registration sign-in will take place at the Wisconsin Military Academy at Fort McCoy from 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday, September 26 and from 7 to 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 27.  Registration forms are available online (or can be mailed to those calling to register) and must be returned to WDVA by September 13, 2008.

For information on WDVA programs and services click on the links to the left, or call toll-free 1-800-WIS-VETS (1-800-947-8387).

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