Nominations sought for Woman Veteran
of the Year for Wisconsin award
|MADISON, Wis. (Wisconsin Department of Veterans
Affairs) — The Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) is
seeking nominations for the fifth annual Wisconsin Woman Veteran of the
The award will be presented during the Women Veterans Conference held
Sept. 23-25 at Fort McCoy.
As part of WDVA’s ongoing commitment to women veterans, the award
recognizes women veterans who have compiled a record of exemplary
service as a military servicemember, a veteran, and an outstanding
member of the community.
The 2010 award recipient was Jessica Maple of Mosinee, who has served
her country for 14 years in the Air Force and Air National Guard and
still serves today. She has supported three major deployments and
several military training and professional development events in recent
Maple served twice supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. She took time
while deployed and volunteered at several base Fallen Warrior
ceremonies. She has also been selected as the senior NCO of the Year for
the Air National Guard.
Nominations will be accepted from any Wisconsin resident, veteran,
County Veterans Service Officer or veterans service organization or
Nominations may be submitted at any time during the year for the annual
Completed nomination forms for the 2011 award must be received no later
than Aug. 31.
Forms must be submitted in writing, with a narrative not to exceed 500
words, explaining why the veteran is being nominated for the award.
Those nominations not selected may be retained for future award
Nomination forms are available online at
or can be mailed to those who call to request it by calling toll-free at
1-800-WIS-VETS (947-8387) and asking for the Women Veterans Coordinator.
To see more information about the award to include the previous
http://dva.state.wi.us/womenvets.asp. For more information on WDVA
programs and services see the website