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Iowa veterans conference planned

IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa will host the 5th annual Iowa’s Statewide Veterans Conference from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sept. 29 in the second floor ballroom of the Iowa Memorial Union.

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The conference theme is “Women of the Military,” focusing on the impact women have on the military as well as how the military impacts them.

Guest speakers are Kayla Williams, an Army veteran and author of “Love My Rifle More Than You: Young and Female in the U.S. Army” and “Plenty of Time When We Get Home: Love and Recovery in the Aftermath of War”; and Mary Calvert, an award-winning photojournalist who has covered women all around the globe and recently turned her lens to women in the military and the battle to reform the way sexual assault is handled in the military.

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