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Indiana Department Of Veterans Affairs Names New State Women’s Veteran Coordinator

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January 13, 2015 — TheStatehouseFile.com

The Indiana Department of Veterans Affairs has named Air Force Senior Master Sergeant Laura McKee as its new state women’s veteran coordinator.

McKee is an Indiana University graduate who has served in the Air Force for 25 years.

“We are very pleased to announce the selection of Laura McKee for this vital role,” Gov. Mike Pence said. “McKee’s service history is filled with honor, dedication and commitment beginning with Operation Desert Shield and Storm to the most recent Operation Inherent Freedom. Her experience in the military and her extensive knowledge of the issues and challenges facing female veterans make her the ideal person to help them find the benefits and services due to them for their selfless service and sacrifice.”

In 2014, the Indiana General Assembly unanimously passed legislation creating this new position.

McKee’s responsibilities include outreach to improve women veterans’ awareness and eligibility for state and federal veterans’ services and benefits, reviewing programs, and serving as an accredited state service officer.

[Photo: Master Sgt, McKee on duty during refueling operation, courtesy Grissom Reserve Air Base]

 

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