Arizona Military/Veteran Women’s Health and Knowledge Fair

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The Arizona Military/Veteran Women’s Health and Knowledge Fair was held at the Phoenix and Tucson VA Medical Centers on Saturday, September 27, 2014. The purpose of the annual event is to provide Arizona’s women veterans with health services, skill building, benefits, resources and connection to community service providers. This event was hosted by the Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services and the U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

There are more than 69,000 women veterans live throughout Arizona. This fair is to show appreciation and support to those women who have served and continue to serve in the armed forces. Nearly 100 women veterans and service members attended the event.

“We do this event for women veterans to be aware of the services provided to them, but also to have fun,” said Michelle Sullivan, the Women Veteran Coordinator at the Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services.

After the opening ceremony, yoga, Zumba, resume writing and small business entrepreneur classes were offered to participants at no cost. The attendees were then able to speak with 48 different vendors ranging from education and employment to health services and community resources.

“We had a great turn out and really look forward to putting on this event each year. Everyone who attends seems very appreciative,” said Sullivan.

For information about the Women’s Health & Knowledge Fair, email the Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services at wvhkf@azdvs.gov.

The Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services is a partner organization on the Military/Veteran Resource Network.

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