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Entrepreneurship for Veterans

I am sitting in the Entrepreneur workshop with the amazing Marine, Michael Zacchea who I introduced in an earlier post on the opening session. Dr Zacchea started working on Veterans workforce issues in 2010.  He found a downward spiral for … Continue reading

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Military Sexual Trauma Workshop

I am sitting in an afternoon break out on Military Sexual Trauma presented by Sue Ann Garrison PhD, MSA.   Some facts about MST:  Its not just rape but includes Sexual harassment as well.  The numbers: Among women who participate … Continue reading

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Korean War Veteran

Maryanne is a Korean War vet and is 80 years young.  She told me that people don’t believe her when she says she is a Korean War vet. I asked if it was because they did not believe a woman … Continue reading

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Morning previews of the afternoon sessions

we are hearing from Diane Zumatto now who will speak on Empowerment and Toxic Wounds. She is doing a roll call of who served in what Era.  We have two WW2 Vets, 3three Korean War vets and a scattering of … Continue reading

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Veteran Entrepreneurs

Veteran entrepreneurs is one of the themes of the conference.  we are listening to Michael Zacchea, survivor of Iraq and the battle of Fallujah, disabled vet who retired as a Marine Lt Colonel.  Mike has received numerous medals including a … Continue reading

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Keynote speaker

Linda Maloney is speaking right now.  She is a jet pilot who flew off carriers in a support role and is telling her ejection story from an A6.  They lost both hydraulic systems while on the way to Jacksonvile.  They … Continue reading

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Service Dogs

You may not think of women vets having service dogs but here are two sets of service dogs and their owners at the conference.

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My first Vietnam Women vet

I was looking for a fellow Vietnam Vet at the meet and greet.  A lot of younger vets are attending this conference and I didn’t find a fellow Vietnam vet but this morning I met Ann who is actually an … Continue reading

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a gallery of women veterans

I will be posting photos of women vets attending the conference.  Here is the first post.  They are World War 2 vets and also twin sisters.  If you look carefully at their t shirts you will see they got and … Continue reading

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Opening ceremonies

Opening  Ceremonies That’s Nadine at the podium And you will see some of our friends from Veterans for Common Sense at the back of the room in the second photo.

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