Correction: Women Veterans of Wisconsin Newsletter, May 2019 Edition

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Attend a free screening of SixTripleEight at the Milwaukee County War Memorial Center on Thursday, June 6, 2019. The film screening is at 6 p.m. and a panel discussion is at 7 p.m.

The documentary tells the relatively unknown story of the 855 African-American female members of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion, a Women’s Army Corps unit also known as the “Six Triple Eight,” the only all African-American female unit sent overseas during World War II.

Learn more about the documentary and the event.

Mark Your Calendars!

Women Veterans Day

June 12th is Women Veterans Day! 

Find your VA Women Veterans Program Manager

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Women Veteran Program Managers are able to assist women Veterans with
services including primary care, pregnancy care, psychiatric care and sexual abuse counseling, inpatient medical/surgical care, programs for homeless women veterans, and quality of care issues. 

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Join us June 28th at the Women Veterans Retreat!

Registration is now open for our 6th Annual Women Veterans Retreat on Friday, June 28th at Trinity Equestrian Center located in beautiful Eau Claire. Disconnect from the busyness of the world and unfold into a space designed especially for you!

There will be plenty of activities for you to choose from to allow you to connect with nature, heal with equine therapy, create art, quiet your mind, write from your heart to hand in a journaling area, walk the trails...and much more!

Come out & enjoy the day with fellow sister in arms! Lunch will be provided and a swag bag will be given to each attendee! Register here.

Wisconsin Assembly names Women Veteran of the Year a "Hometown Hero"

Kim Graff Hometown Hero Award

On May 15th, the Wisconsin State Assembly recognized Kimberly Graff as a “Hometown Hero."

Graff, served in Australia and the South Pacific as a chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear defense specialist in the U.S. Marine Corps, was nominated by her State Representative, Don Vruwink (D-Milton), for her continued service to her country and community.

In 2018, WDVA named Graff the Woman Veteran of the Year because of her military serve and her dedication to addressing the unique issues facing military families.

Graff now serves as a member of the National Guard.

Continue reading here.

If you know anyone who you think is a Hometown Hero, please contact your local state representative about a nomination.

WDVA Women Veterans Coordinator Info

Contact Tiffany Koehler, Women Veterans Coordinator, to learn of state level benefits, programs and services who entered active duty from Wisconsin and continue to reside in the state. These benefits, programs and services are provided by the State of Wisconsin in order to supplement and complement those provided to veterans by the federal government. Click here for more information!

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