2013-03-04


Town Hall Meeting for Women Veterans to Be Held Saturday, March 16

PITTSBURGH – The Allegheny County Division of Veteran Services today announced a town hall meeting for Women Veterans on Saturday, March 16 at Soldiers and Sailors Hall at 4141 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh PA  15213, from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm.

Allegheny County has over 7,200 female veterans who will be the focus of the town hall event.  The program will include information about services available such as health care, employment, education, and family-related programs. Employers have also been invited to discuss potential employment opportunities in the region. Keynote speakers include Dr. Patricia Hayes, Chief Consultant Patient Care, for the Veterans Health Administration, who will speak about issues surrounding women veterans’ health.  Lt. Col. Michele R. Papakie, Inspector General 171st Air Refueling Wing, will also address attendees.

Free parking will be available at the University Drive Division of the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System at University Drive C, Pittsburgh, PA 15240. Transportation from the VA parking lot to Soldiers and Sailors Hall will be provided for all attendees. Childcare will also be offered for children 5 to 10 years old, and lunch will be provided for attendees at no cost.

Pre-registration is encouraged and can be done by calling 412-621-4357. Registration will be accepted the morning of the event, beginning at 8:30 a.m.  For more information, please visit the Veterans Events page or call 412-621-4357.

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