Navy Veteran To Address Ohio Women Veterans Conference

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A U.S. Navy combat veteran will give the keynote speech at Ohio's conference for women veterans to be held in Columbus.         

The Ohio Department of Veterans Services says veteran Amanda Wirtz will address the conference at the Hilton Columbus at Easton on Sept. 12. She will share her story of overcoming significant health challenges.          

State officials say the conference provides a networking forum for women veterans and provides them with information about the challenges faced by other women veterans and resources and strategies available to help them overcome those challenges.          

The last Ohio Women Veterans Conference in 2013 drew more than 700 women veterans. Registration for this year's conference has been extended to Monday, Aug. 31.           

The state says Ohio has more than 67,000 women veterans.