• Retired military officers to speak at veterans conference

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Two retired military officers will be the keynote speakers at this year's Ohio Women Veterans Conference.

    The Ohio Department of Veterans Services says Rear Adm. June Ryan, of the U.S. Coast Guard, and retired Maj. Gen. Deborah Ashenhurst will be the keynote speakers at the Aug. 10 conference.

    Ashenhurst also is the director of the Ohio Department of Veterans Services.

    The department says the Ohio conference is one of the largest gatherings of women veterans in the nation and provides resources and networking opportunities for the state's 67,000 women veterans.

    Registration is required for the conference, which kicks off with pre-conference activities Aug. 9. Online registration and details can be found on the department's website .

    The conference will be held at the Ohio Union on Ohio State University's campus.

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