Women Veterans Day - Evening Reception
Jun
12
6:00 PM18:00

Women Veterans Day - Evening Reception

State Rep. Neave and the Veteran Women's Enterprise Center are co-hosting an evening reception honoring women veterans at the VFW 6796, located at 9179 Garland Rd., Dallas, TX 75218from 6 pm to 8 pm on June 12, 2018. Join us for free food, drinks, and entertainment as we honor the women veterans in our community!

Veteran organizations across Texas, including Austin, Houston, San Antonio, and additional cities are working with elected officials, city, state and federal agencies, nonprofit organizations, and businesses to plan a series of events that will educate, validate, and commemorate the contributions of women who have served and are currently serving in the U.S. military. To learn how you and/or your organization can get involved contact VR Small at veteranwomensec@gmail.com

 

History of the State of Texas Women Veterans Day:

During the 85th Legislative Session, State Representative Victoria Neave filed House Bill 2698 to designate June 12th as Women Veterans Day in Texas. The language of this bill was added on as an amendment to Senate Bill 805, which was signed into law. June 12th was selected as the day to celebrate Women Veterans Day because the Women's Armed Services Integration Act, which is the law that allowed women to serve as regular members of the military, was enacted on June 12, 1948.

“Here in our great State of Texas, we have the highest number of women veterans of any state in the country—over 177,000 women veterans live and work in our communities," said State Rep. Victoria Neave. "Women Veterans sacrificed for us and I was honored to be able to pass this legislation with the help of women veterans who traveled across the state to testify in support of the legislation so that we can honor their contributions and sacrifices.”

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Stepping in Solidarity: Morning Formation
Jun
12
7:30 AM07:30

Stepping in Solidarity: Morning Formation

Dallas Joins Cities Across Texas to Celebrate First Official Women Veterans Day in Texas. 

DALLAS, TEXAS ─ State Representative Victoria Neave (HD 107 - Dallas, Garland, Mesquite), author of legislation to designate June 12th as Women Veterans Day in Texas, is partnering with the Veteran Women's Enterprise Center to co-host a Dallas-area celebration of Women Veterans Day on the 70th anniversary of the signing of the Women Armed Services Act on June 12, 1948.

State Representative Victoria Neave and the Veteran Women's Enterprise Center are partnering with the City of Dallas and Dallas County to host "Stepping in Solidarity: Morning Formation" at the Dallas City Hall Flag Room from 8 am to 9 am on June 12, 2018 (registration opens at 7:30 am and seating is limited), to recognize all women veterans and provide special recognition to the women veteran from the WWII, Korea and Vietnam eras in each City Council District.

To nominate a women veteran from one of these eras to be honored, contact your Dallas City Council member or email veteranwomensec@gmail.com with their full name, branch, rank and era. RSVP for Morning Formation at Dallaswomenveteransdayevents@gmail.com.

Veteran organizations across Texas, including Austin, Houston, San Antonio, and additional cities are working with elected officials, city, state and federal agencies, nonprofit organizations, and businesses to plan a series of events that will educate, validate, and commemorate the contributions of women who have served and are currently serving in the U.S. military. To learn how you and/or your organization can get involved contact VR Small at veteranwomensec@gmail.com

History of the State of Texas Women Veterans Day:

During the 85th Legislative Session, State Representative Victoria Neave filed House Bill 2698 to designate June 12th as Women Veterans Day in Texas. The language of this bill was added on as an amendment to Senate Bill 805, which was signed into law. June 12th was selected as the day to celebrate Women Veterans Day because the Women's Armed Services Integration Act, which is the law that allowed women to serve as regular members of the military, was enacted on June 12, 1948.

“Here in our great State of Texas, we have the highest number of women veterans of any state in the country—over 177,000 women veterans live and work in our communities," said State Rep. Victoria Neave. "Women Veterans sacrificed for us and I was honored to be able to pass this legislation with the help of women veterans who traveled across the state to testify in support of the legislation so that we can honor their contributions and sacrifices.”

http://bit.ly/SteppinginSolidarityMorningFormation

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WOMEN VETERANS DAY WEEKEND @ FAIR PARK SPARKS FIREWORKS
Jun
9
5:00 PM17:00

WOMEN VETERANS DAY WEEKEND @ FAIR PARK SPARKS FIREWORKS

Dallas invites you to join us at Fair Park Sparks after dark for FREE live music, food and fun for the whole family. Visit the Women Veterans Day booth after 5PM for games and giveaways! The night ends with a spectacular fireworks show! Enter at gate 5 and find us in Big Tex Circle and the Museum Green!

Fair Park invites you to come out and celebrate summer, gates open at 2PM. Enjoy lots of fun and interactive kids activities, inflatables, rides, face painters, and more!

Band performances at the lagoon 5 p.m.-10 p.m. •Los Mojitos Band •Caribbean Steel Drum Band •Imaj - Country Singer

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You Take Flight - Women Veterans Dallas Skyline Helicopter Tour
Jun
9
to Jun 16

You Take Flight - Women Veterans Dallas Skyline Helicopter Tour

  • Dallas Executive Airport (map)
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Women Veterans Day Weekend in Dallas kicks off at the Dallas Executive Airport with our “This too is the face of Veteran” Photo Shoot (advance registration required) and discounted helicopter flights from 2:00PM to 6:00PM.

You can take flight this week for an exciting tour of the Dallas Skyline with our special Women Veterans Dallas Skyline Helicopter Tour rate of $99.00 offered to all women veterans, their friends and family members through June 16, 2018 (see booking schedule for availability).

**You Take Flight will also offer a FREE upgrades to the co-pilot seat to women veterans (Identification or proof of service required--if there is more than one female veteran on the flight, straws will be drawn for the seat). In addition, You Take Flight is offering their special pricing of $25 per person for a 3-course gourmet dinner at Delta Charlie’s Bar & Grill restaurant (must be purchased at time of booking and is based on restaurant availability).

You Take Flight offers helicopter tours for up to six guests, so get your friends together for a day or evening of celebration! Dedicated to offering an unique aviation experience, You Take Flight helicopter tours initiate from the main terminal building at Dallas Executive Airport and are performed by their sister company, Airwolf Helicopters LLC. Step up and strap into the turbine jet engine Airwolf Copter with a noise-cancelling intercom system. Lift off in front of the Dallas Executive Airport Terminal building to enjoy a safe, secure and exciting tour with the Chief Pilot, call sign ‘Airwolf:’ a current Boeing 737 Captain that since 1983, has operated more than 13 different types of helicopters.

This is YOUR week to take to the skies and celebrate our first official Women Veterans Day in the great State of Texas! See you in the clouds!

Available Dates for Bookings:

  • Saturday, June 9, 2018 from 2:00 – 6:00PM

  • Sunday, June 10, 2018 from 2:00 – 5:00PM & 8:00 – 10:00PM

  • Tuesday, June 12, 2018 from 8:00 – 10:00PM (This is the night to take flight as the Dallas Skyline will be lite with light shows in honor of Women Veterans Day by the Omni, Reunion Tower & the Hunt building)

  • Friday, June 15, 2018 from select times based on availability - see booking schedule for details

  • Saturday, June 16, 2018 from 5:00 – 7:00PM

BOOKING INSTRUCTIONS: MUST BE BOOKED ONLINE FOR PREFERRED PRICING

  • Go to www.youtakeflight.com .

  • Click on Helicopter, which will take you to products page.

  • Scroll down the page to Women Veterans Dallas Skyline Heli-tour. Click on BOOK NOW. The price will show $175 per seat (if two or more), or $195 if only one seat.

  • To donate a flight, click on BUY GIFT CARD. Passenger name and contact information will follow. To donate flight for any woman veteran, under passenger name indicate any woman vet and put 'to follow' for weight.

  • Click on Add Promo code / Voucher and enter: RRWV99

  • You will then be directed to the booking calendar which will show seat availability per hour

NOTE:Flights cannot dispatch unless there are at least 4 peopleon the helicopter, so flights will be consolidate as needed. The helicopter seats up to six guest passengers depending on weight and weight restrictions apply to co-pilot seating options.

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THIS TOO IS THE FACE OF A VETERAN - PHOTO SHOOT
Jun
9
1:00 PM13:00

THIS TOO IS THE FACE OF A VETERAN - PHOTO SHOOT

Veteran Women's Enterprise Center and Rebel Role Model will be featuring women veterans in a photo shoot depicting "This too, is the face of a Veteran."

This photo shoot is for a feature with Rebel Role Model, and will be released on Women Veteran's Day.

The Shoot had been rescheduled to June 9 at the Dallas Executive Airport from 1-4pm.

We want YOU to showcase what your life is like today, while honoring your service.

We ask that you bring your uniform, but you won't be wearing it. And please bring 2 changes of attire for the photo shoot.

The photo shoot will depict who you are today (profession, passion, etc.) while presenting your uniform (you won't be wearing it, just showcasing it).

Pictures and the videos from the Shoot will be featured June 12th.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/complimentary-photo-shoot-for-…

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