Mt. Vernon Register-News

April 8, 2013

Dept. of Veterans Affairs plans women's event


Associated Press

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BELLEVILLE (AP) — The state Department of Veterans Affairs and Southwestern Illinois College are teaming up on an event for the fastest growing group of veterans: women.

An information sharing and empowerment event for women veterans is scheduled for Saturday at the college in the southern Illinois community of Belleville.

The event will include programs on transitioning back into civilian life and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Erica Borggren, the director of the Illinois Department of Veteran Affairs, also will speak.

Women interested in attending should visit the department of veteran affairs website.