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6/16/2011 - Women Veterans Luncheon

Women Veterans Invited To Hear “An Army Nurse’s Story”

Women veterans from across the region are invited to a special luncheonWomen Veterans Invited To Hear “An Army Nurse’s Story” this week featuring a keynote address by Cumberland County’s Director of Veterans Affairs and Interment.

The event, organized by the VA Medical Center in Wilmington, will be held Thursday, June 16th at the NJ Veterans Memorial Home in Vineland.

Diana Pitman, a retired army captain and registered nurse will deliver a talk entitled, “An Army Nurse’s Story.” During her military career, Pitman served as an emergency room and critical care transport nurse and a trauma nurse in the Army Nurse Corps. She was the Company Commander of the 348th General Hospital in Fort Dix and was deployed twice for post-911 military support operations.

Pitman, a native of Vineland, took over as Director of Cumberland County’s Veterans Affairs and Interment back in September.

Displays and information about VA benefits, local service organizations and other local agencies will be available.

Among those expected to be in attendance is Freeholder Jane Jannarone, liaison to Veterans Affairs and a long time supporter of the region's veterans.

Women veterans who are interested in attending the luncheon should contact Mary Nairn, WVPM at 1-800-461-8262 ext 4953. Please leave a message with your name and phone number.

What: Women Veterans Luncheon
Where: Veterans Memorial Home
524 North West Blvd., Vineland, NJ 08360
When: Thursday, June 16th, 11am – 1:30pm