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                 July 22, 2011

Armywide News

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 Year Award.
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 years.

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 group.

Nominations may be submitted at any time during the year for the annual award.

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 consideration.

Nomination forms are available online at http://dva.state.wi.us/WebForms/WDVA_2068_Woman_Veteran_of_the_Year_Nomination.pdf 
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 recipient, visit http://dva.state.wi.us/womenvets.asp. For more information on WDVA programs and services see the website http://dva.state.wi.us/.

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