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10/15/2018

Town Hall and Expo Focuses on Benefits for Women Veterans

Annville, PA - The Women Veterans Committee of the Governor’s Advisory Council for Veterans Services (GAC-VS) will host a Women Veterans Town Hall and Expo as a special way to educate women veterans on the programs and services they have earned, and to show appreciation for their service. The event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 9 a.m.-noon at the Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center, 3900 Woodland Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19104.

Led by the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA), the GAC-VS is the commonwealth’s first interagency collaboration, which strives to enhance the quality of programs and services for its nearly 800,000 veterans. The DMVA and GAC-VS are partnering with the Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center and the Veterans Multi-Service Center to host this town hall and expo.

“The number of women veterans is growing nationally, and our communities are fortunate to benefit from their knowledge and experience as they transition to civilian life,” said Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Eric Weller, DMVA’s deputy adjutant general for Veterans Affairs and chair of the GAC-VS. “This event is another way to show women veterans that they are seen and heard, and we want them to know that there are a number of local, state and federal resources to meet their needs and help them live a quality and healthy post-military life.”

Weller is also the keynote speaker and will talk about the various programs and services available through the DMVA for Pennsylvania’s more than 60,000 women veterans. Additional speakers will focus on county, state and federal benefits, and available health care services. Representatives from multiple state offices and organizations will also be in attendance to provide information and assistance.

Registration is free by going to https://womenvetexpo18.eventbrite.com. This event is the second in a series of town hall and expos that the GAC-VS and DMVA are planning.

MEDIA CONTACT: Joseph Butera - 717-861-2178

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