Friday, July 8, 2011

WDVA: Nominations sought for Wisconsin Woman Veteran of the Year Award

(MADISON) – 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 being held September 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 service member, 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 August 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 www.WisVets.com/Forms under “brochures” (WDVA B0218) 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 www.WisVets.com/WomenVets.
For more information on WDVA programs and services please see www.WisVets.com.

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