Wisconsin Women Veterans
From the founding of our nation, women have protected America's freedom and will continue to do so in ever increasing numbers. Women veterans remain historically under-represented in using available benefits and may be more reluctant than their male counterparts to embrace their status as veterans.
To address the needs of women veterans in our state, the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) remains committed to:
- Providing advocacy for women veterans;
- Encouraging and supporting recognition of women veterans' contributions to Wisconsin and the nation;
- Providing outreach for women veterans' programs and issues;
- Uniting Wisconsin women veterans so their voices may be heard.
WDVA often hosts and participates in events related to women veterans. See the WDVA Events webpage for upcoming events of interest.
To provide information about benefits and other pertinent issues, the WDVA requests that women veterans complete a form so they can be added to a mailing list. Click here for a copy of the form. (You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print this form. Adobe Acrobat Reader can be downloaded at no cost from Adobe.)
The Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) will recognize one woman veteran each year at the Women Veterans Expo.
The Woman Veteran of the Year Award recognizes women veterans who have compiled a record of exemplary service as a military service member, a veteran, and outstanding member of the community.
Informational brochure and nomination form WDVA B0218.
Nancy Kaczor retired as a Colonel in 2007 after 26.5 years in the Air Force.
Her final assignment was a Senior Official at the Pentagon where she worked for the Air Force Inspector General. Colonel Kaczor investigated allegations of serious misconduct against senior officials as directed by the Secretary of the Air Force, Chief of Staff of the Air Force, and the Air Force Inspector General.
Throughout her career, Colonel Kaczor served in various leadership positions at base, wing, major command, and combatant command-levels. The Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, and Bronze Star are among the awards and decorations she earned.
Nancy is active in a number of organizations including AMVETS (State Women Veterans Representative), the American Legion, Habitat for Humanity, Honor Flight and Fisher House, accumulating over 350 annual volunteer hours.
The following USDVA medical centers serving Wisconsin veterans have women veterans' clinics. Ask for the Women's Health Clinic when you call.
|• Kenosha [Capt. James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center]||(262) 653-9286|
|• Madison [Middleton VA Hospital]||(608) 256-1901|
|• Milwaukee [Zablocki VA Medical Center]||(414) 384-2000|
|• Tomah [Great Lakes Health Care System]||(608) 372-3971|
|• Minneapolis, MN [Minneapolis VA Medical Center]||(612) 725-2000|
|• Iron Mountain, MI [Iron Mountain VA Medical Center]||(906) 774-3300|
The February 15, 2013 Women Veterans Benefits Expo was held at Ho-Chunk Gaming in Wisconsin Dells. See pictures of the event on the Women Veterans of Wisconsin Facebook photo album.
The next 2013 Women Veterans Expo is April 27-28, 2013 at the Douglas Legacy Farms in LaValle. We hope to see all past attendees and even more women veterans at this year's events.
|Women Veterans Expo — REGISTER NOW|
|April 27 — 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
April 28 — 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
|Douglas Legacy Farm
February 15, 2013 Women Veterans Benefits Expo
American Legion – Green Bay Women's Post #539
Meetings held in Green Bay
1080 Elmore St.
Green Bay, WI 54303
American Legion – Milwaukee Women's Post #448
Meetings held in Milwaukee
Post Phone number: (414) 376-4718
Gwen Sheppard ext. 1292882
Lisa Phillips ext. 1292885
P.O. Box 371311
Milwaukee, WI 53237
American Legion – Nurses Post #408
Meetings held in Milwaukee
H. Virginia Czlok
4859 Sterling Dr.
Greendale, WI 53129
United Women Veterans
Meetings held in Madison
163 Amber Trail
Sun Prairie, WI 53590
Waves National – Badger Unit #39
Meetings held in New Berlin/Milwaukee
J. Claire Krolick
13705 W. National Ave. #228
Milwaukee WI 54911
Waves National – Fox Cities Unit #153
Meetings held in Appleton
Maureen Radtke, President
1125 W. Main St. #43
Appleton, WI 54911
Women Marines Association
Meetings held spring and fall at different locations in Wisconsin
10214 W Schlinger Ave.
West Allis, WI 53214
1137 E. Vienna Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53212
Here are some Internet links of interest to women veterans. These links offer the latest news articles or information for women veterans and usually contain links to other sites that offer additional information.
- National Association of State Women Veteran Coordinators
- Royal Neighbors of America Heroes at Home Women Veterans Scholarship Program
- U.S. Army Women's Foundation Legacy Scholarships
- U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Center for Women Veterans
- U.S. Military Women Resource Guide
- Wisconsin Veterans Museum Cyberexhibit "This is my war, too"
- "Women in Boots Marching Home" brochure by Wisconsin Women's Network
- Women in Military Service for America Memorial (WIMSA)
- Women Nurses in History click on the "Nurses Through History" tab
For questions or to obtain or share information on women veterans' issues, email WomenVets or call toll-free at 1-800-WIS-VETS (947-8387)