Veterans Beat: Ohio Women Veterans Conference in Columbus to feature Jessica Lynch

The Ohio Department of Veterans Services will hold their biennial Women Veterans Conference in Columbus on September 24th 2013.  The conference, last held in 2011, usually welcomes upwards of 500 women veterans.  It provides networking opportunities for vets of today’s conflicts and conflicts of all eras dating back to World War II.  Attendees will also have the opportunity to learn about resources and strategies provided by the Veterans Affairs Healthcare System of Ohio.
This year’s keynote speaker is special guest Jessica Lynch:

The keynote speaker will be Jessica Lynch, who was severely injured in the ambush of her unit early in the Iraq War in 2003 and was rescued by Special Operations forces from an Iraqi hospital. Ohio’s Adjutant General, Major General Deborah Ashenhurst, will also address the conference. In addition, an expert panel will discuss issues surrounding benefits for women veterans.

More information about the conference, as well as how to register can be found at the Veterans Services website: