BELLEVILLE — Women military veterans will hear valuable tips on adjusting to civilian life during the Illinois Women Veterans Fair, set to begin at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the LAC Conference Center, Southwestern Illinois College, 2500 Carlyle Ave.
The morning-long event will feature resource booths and panel discussions on returning to civilian life and post-traumatic stress disorder. Scheduled speakers include Georgia Costello, SWIC's president; Erica Borggren, the director of the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs; and Maj. Gen. Barbara Faulkenberry, vice-commander of the 18th Air Force, Scott Air Force Base.
The event will also feature a light complimentary breakfast. Participants are encouraged to bring their children along.
The veterans fair is being jointly sponsored by SWIC and Illinois Women Veterans, a program sponsored by the Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs.
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