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Pennsylvania Commission for Women Opens Nomination Period for 2020 Female Veterans Day Celebration

first_img Press Release,  Veterans,  Women’s History Month Continuing the Wolf Administration’s effort to support women in the commonwealth and recognize those women who have served their country through the military, the Pennsylvania Commission for Women is seeking statewide nominations for its fifth annual Female Veterans Day Ceremony as part of Women’s History Month in March 2020. The event will take place at the Governor’s Residence in Harrisburg and veterans selected will be honored by Governor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf.“Every March, Frances and I have the distinct honor of saying ‘thank you’ to a small representation of the vast population of brave women veterans in Pennsylvania,” Governor Wolf said. “There are currently more than 70,000 Pennsylvania women serving in the military and I know that every single one of them has made profound sacrifices – each deserves much more than this honor, but it is our small way of recognizing women who serve and letting them know how grateful we truly are.”“Over the last four years since the Commission for Women launched this initiative, we have honored over 80 Pennsylvania women who have served their country proudly,” Commission Chair Randi Teplitz said. “The Commission recognizes the unique challenges faced by women in the military, as women only comprise about 20 percent of the armed services. I encourage anyone who knows a deserving woman veteran to nominate her for this honor.”The Female Veterans Day nomination form should be filled out online. Nominees must be current Pennsylvania residents and have served at least four years in any branch of the U.S. military. The deadline for nominations is February 1, 2020. All final honorees will be notified via email by February 28, 2020.For additional information on the nomination process, please contact the Commission for Women at women@pa.gov. December 03, 2019 Pennsylvania Commission for Women Opens Nomination Period for 2020 Female Veterans Day Celebrationcenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Two killed, including a conservation officer in Madison County ice fishing mishap

first_imgMadison County, In. — Two people, including one Indiana Conservation officer, have been killed in an ice fishing accident in Madison County.A search at Camp Kikthawenud began Tuesday afternoon after a family member of an ice fisherman became concerned when he did not come home.Officials with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources and first responders found the officer’s vehicle in an ice-covered pond with a hole in it. After deploying a drone both bodies were recovered.No names have been released. The investigation is ongoing.last_img read more

Valve Says Happy Valentines Day with Love Tips and Portal 2 PreOrders

first_imgJust in case you’re looking for some alternative tips for what you should do on this lovely Valentine’s Day, Valve Software, makers of games like Half-Life, Team Fortress 2, and Portal, has some romantic advice for you on this very special day: nothing says “I love you” like a pre-order of Portal 2 in your Valentine’s name. They even put together this handy video from Aperture geek-cetera to prove the point. So before you go out and buy your sweetheart a giant diamond or a bouquet of flowers, it might make sense for you to watch this and remember it. In all seriousness though, the video is a spoof designed to point out that Valve is taking pre-orders for Portal 2, the upcoming sci-fi thriller sequel to the highly acclaimed original. Pre-orders opened this morning, and Valve decided this was a great way to make sure everyone knew how important the day was: and that no one forgot this was Valentine’s Day. Hit the jump to see the full, hilarious video.last_img read more