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Chapter News

WMA OH-2's most recent meeting was held 3/19/16 in Akron; our next chapter meeting is planned for Saturday, 6/18/16, at a member's home in Barberton, Ohio.  For updates, please contact Ellen or Jenny at  

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Biennial WMA Convention & Professional Development Conference

The 29th Biennial Women Marines Association Convention & Professional Development Conference will be held in Portland, Oregon, from July 21-26, 2016.  A full schedule of events and local sightseeing opportunities is planned; see for details/registration.

The Governor's Advisory Committee on Women Veterans

Since 1994, the Governor's Advisory Committee on Women Veterans has served to "locate, educate and advocate for all women veterans who served in United States military."  The committee is dedicated to outreach through various intiatives including the creation of an informational web page, the organization the Ohio women veterans' conference and the promotion of benefits and superior health care for women veterans.  The committee serves as a focal point of information for all women veterans.  The committee acts as a liaison and advocate on behalf of women veterans with state legislators, veterans' affairs advministrators and county veterans' service offices.  Members of the committee encusre the programs and policies of the Department of Veterans' Affairs remain open to women and are mindful of those elements of the veteran experience unique to women.

Ohio Women Veterans Roster

There are more than 62,000 women veterans living in Ohio.  An initiative of the committee is to contact as many women veterans as possible so information about benefits, conferences, and resources are readily available and accessible.  The Ohio Women Veterans Roster is an informational bridge connecting women veterans with the committee and its resources.  The roster is strictly confidential and used solely as a link of information among Ohio's women veterans.  If you are a woman veteran and have not already signed up for the roster, please take a moment to submit your name, address, county, and branch of service to The Governor's Advisory Committee on Women Veterans, 77 South High Street, 30th Floor, Columbus, OH  43215.  Or, complete the roster on-line at  If you are not a veteran, please give the gift of information and pass this application on to a woman veteran.

The Ohio Veterans' Hall of Fame

The Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame was created by former Governor George V. Voinovich in 1992 to demonstrate his concern for Ohio veterans.  Former Ohio Bureau of Employment Services' Administrator, James Conrad, proposed the Hall of Fame to recognize the post-military achievements of outstanding veterans and realized how such a program would spotlight all veterans' contributions to the civilian workplace.  In 1992, a special panel of representatives from the state's veterans organizations was brought together to discuss the idea of establishing the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame.  The panel endorsed the idea for the purpose of increasing awareness of the lifetime contributions of veterans after completion of honorable military service.  If you know of an Ohioan who wore the uniform of this nation's armed forces, performed their military duties, and then continued to contribute to community, state and nation in an exemplary manner, please nominate him/her to be inducted into the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame.  You can retrieve a nomination form and directions at  For more information and/or to request a packet, email, write The Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame, 77 South High Street, 7th Floor, Columbus, OH  43215, or call 614.752.8941.