Governor Tom Wolf Recognizes Female Veterans


In honor of Women’s History Month, Governor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf hosted a second annual event with the Pennsylvania Commission for Women. The event recognized 28 women from Pennsylvania from across the various branches of the military and celebrated their service to our state and our country.

Among the honorees was Pauline “Polly” Bozdech-Veater from Pittsburgh. She has given 30 years of her life in service to the U.S. Naval Reserves and during that service she broke ground for women in the military. Among her many accomplishments, she was the first female to command the Navy Reserve Center in McKeesport, the first female to command a Joint Transportation Reserve Unit, and one of the first female U.S. Transportation Command Liaison Officers to Joint Commands.

We are always excited to see servicemen and women get the recognition they deserve for their work, and it’s especially exciting to see individuals from our region receives honors as well. Congratulations, Polly, and thank you for all of the work you’ve done!

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Photo by Ron Reiring used with permission under Creative Commons License.