|Ohio holds conference for state's female veterans|
|Written by Associated Press|
|Saturday, 28 September 2013 06:56|
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A backlog in veterans' disability claims that has drawn complaints and concerns around the country is among the health care issues to be discussed at a conference for Ohio's female veterans.
The Ohio Department of Veterans Services says more than 700 women are expected to attend the conference in Columbus on Saturday.
Officials say the conference will provide the veterans with information and networking opportunities. It also will feature a discussion on issues involving veterans' benefits.
The event's keynote speaker is Jessica Lynch, the Army supply clerk who was injured when her unit was ambushed in Iraq in 2003 and rescued by a special forces unit.
Major Gen. Deborah Ashenhurst, who commands the Ohio National Guard, also will address the conference. She is the state's first female adjutant general.
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Front Page Stories
|Women still rare in local politics
03/13/2014 | KAREN NADLER COTA Sentinel Lifestyles Editor
File photo. Doris Herringshaw. (Photo: J.D. Pooley/Sentinel-Tribune) PERRYSBURG - [ ... ]
|Calamity days create chaos|
03/13/2014 | Sentinel-Tribune Staff
File photo. A student walks home from school during a winter storm. (Photo: Enoch Wu/Sen [ ... ]