Kentucky Women's Veterans Conference to be held in Louisville

Dec. 22, 2010 | By kentuckyguard
SDM Story written by Capt. Andi Hahn, 149th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade Photo by KYNG staff [caption id="attachment_4588" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Female Soldiers and Veterans from all across the commonwealth gather for an ice breaker in the Lexington Convention Center for the Kentucky Women Annual Veterans Experience on Sept. 10, 2009. "] LOUISVILLE, Ky., (Dec. 22,2010)--The Kentucky National Guard will sponsor the Kentucky Women's Annual Veterans Experience (K-WAVE) conference Jan. 7-9 in Louisville, Ky. This year's theme is Unleashing the Unlimited Potential of the Woman Veteran. "The networking opportunity between women in the Guard and other female servicemembers is going to provide an unparalleled opportunity to gather mentors and grow professionally," said 1st Lt. Susan Matsubara, 63rd Theater Aviation Brigade and co-chair for K-WAVE. "This conference is going to provide much needed discussion for all women Veterans." Female Kentucky Guardsmen and Kentucky women Veterans are encouraged to attend the event which will provide a relaxing training environment for female military Veterans to learn about women Veteran resources, opportunities and empowerment. The success of the 2009 K-WAVE conference prompted Kentucky National Guard leaders to host a second in 2011. "It's inspiring to hear from women who have paved the way not just in the military, but in the state of Kentucky as a whole," said Matsubara. The weekend's events will include honoring the highest decorated Kentucky female Veteran of World War I, nurse Mary Willie Arvin.

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