HARRISBURG, Pa., April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania female service members and veterans of all military branches and components are invited to attend the PA Women Veterans Symposium slated for June 6-8, 2014, at the Wyndham Grand Hotel, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County.
This event, co-hosted by the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare's Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, the Governor's Advisory Council on Veterans Services, and Journey to Normal, will feature informative general and breakout sessions, a health and wellness fair, and an opportunity to meet and network with fellow female veterans.
"Last year's inaugural symposium drew more than 230 attendees and it was a huge success," said Brig. Gen. Jerry Beck, the state's deputy adjutant general for veterans' affairs. "This year's symposium will provide attendees with an opportunity to attend top-notch educational sessions, build camaraderie, and meet one-on-one with vendors and exhibitors that can address their particular needs whether they are recently transitioning back to civilian life or simply need help navigating a complex system of VA programs and benefits."
The registration fee is $25 for female Pennsylvania veterans and includes meals and lodging for the symposium. Space is limited, so registrants will be sharing rooms.
Journey to Normal is seeking sponsors, donors, vendors and exhibitors to underwrite the symposium. For more information, please contact Jennifer Boeringer at (412) 244-1244.
For more information about the symposium visit www.pawomenvets.state.pa.us.
Media contact: Joan Z. Nissley, 717-861-8720 (office), 717-821-4562 (cell)
SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs