6th Annual Reception Celebrates Women’s Military History Week
Sacramento – On March 8, 2017, the California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet) recognizes two outstanding women veterans with the annual CalVet Trailblazer Award. The Award recognizes the valuable contributions by women veterans to the United States Armed Forces and veteran communities.
“Our California women veterans are part of a long and proud legacy of military service,” said Lindsey Sin, CalVet Deputy Secretary, Women Veterans Affairs. “We are proud to celebrate and honor two incredible women who exemplify outstanding military core values and dedication to our veteran communities."
The two honorees are U.S. Army veteran Deborah Johnson of Bakersfield and U.S. Marine Corps veteran Dulce Romero of Yuba City. They will be honored by CalVet at an annual reception celebrating Women’s Military History Week, recognized by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. as the third week of March. Army veteran Assemblymember Susan Eggman will serve as guest speaker for the event.
The reception will be held at Cafeteria 15L in Sacramento on March 8th from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The reception, including appetizers and refreshments, is free and is open to the public thanks to the generosity of the VetFund Foundation and their corporate partners Deloitte, DLA Piper, Juniper, PG&E, USAA, and Wells Fargo.
To learn more about the honorees, please visit calvet.ca.gov/womenvets. Pre-registration for the reception is required. Register at calvet.ca.gov/womenvets or call 916-653-1402.