Posted by: arbeam | July 1, 2013

Tacoma Hosts Washington’s Women Veterans Summit

TACOMA, Wash. (NNS) — More than 600 women veterans, active duty military and family members attended the Washington State Women Veteran Summit June 29 at the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center.

The theme for the 5th annual summit was honoring the past, driving into the future.

Retired Navy Chief Yeoman Sharon Kirkpatrick, conference planner, said it was important to recognize these great veterans in attendance today. “These women are heroes,” said Kirkpatrick. “A lot of women veterans, for whatever reason, do not consider themselves veterans because they did not serve 20 years, but all these women here are veterans.

Navy News article

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