LDVA to host forum for women veterans, military personnel - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

LDVA to host forum for women veterans, military personnel

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(Source: Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs) (Source: Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs)
Bossier City, LA (KPLC) -

The Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs will host a forum celebrating Louisiana's women veterans and military personnel on Friday, Feb. 22 and Saturday, Feb. 23 in Bossier City.

Admission for the forum is free.

The event will take place at Diamond Jacks Casino and Resort.

From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Feb. 22, there will be a wine and cheese reception. U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. (retired) Sandy Franks will be the keynote speaker for the evening.

Registration is set at 8 a.m. Feb. 23. The opening ceremony will be at 9 a.m.

There will also be sessions on post traumatic stress disorder, mental health, VA benefits, financial health, self-defense and more.

Keynote speaker on Feb. 23 will be Brig. Gen. Joanne Sheridan, Assistant Adjutant General of the U.S. Army.

There will also be tour of the Overton Brooks VA Medical Center.

For more information on the forum, visit www.vetaffairs.la.gov or call 1-877-GEAUX-VA.

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