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First-Ever Nebraska Female Veterans Conference to Be Held April 9 at Bellevue University

Bombshell Patriots Event Designed to Support Women of Service, Create Camaraderie Among Them

Bellevue University is the lead sponsor for the first-ever Bombshell Patriots’ Nebraska female veterans conference to be held Saturday, April 9 on the university’s main campus in Bellevue. 

Female veterans from across the state are invited to attend the conference, which will feature educational and inspirational speakers. Dr. Mary Hawkins, President of Bellevue University, and her sister, Major General Cassie Strom will both speak at the conference. 

Other presenters include Naviere Walkewicz, Senior Vice President of Alumni Relations for the U.S. Air Force Academy; Taylor Ullom, Development Director, Guitars 4 Vets Nebraska Chapter; Kim Minor, Women Veterans Program Manager for the Nebraska-Western Iowa VA Health Care System; and Alyssa Flood, Founder of Bombshell Patriots. 

“Women are the fastest-growing segment of the military veteran population” said Heather Carroll, Manager of the Bellevue University Military Veteran Services Center and a conference organizer. “The Bombshell Patriots’ Nebraska conference will address the unique needs of female veterans and give female veterans from across the state the opportunity to connect and come together.”

Carroll added that there are still conference sponsorship opportunities available. Event sponsors are able to have an on-site presence at the event. 

The cost of registration is $100 and includes event registration, lunch and refreshments. Event scholarship assistance is available; for more information, visit

For more information about the conference schedule, sponsorships, speakers, or to purchase tickets, visit: 

About Bombshell Patriots

Bombshell Patriots is a non-profit organization serving women of service through camaraderie and education. The organization was founded on Sept. 5, 2019, by Alyssa Flood, who observed that events for veterans were predominantly focused on male veterans and that female veterans were underrepresented. (Bombshell Patriots

About Bellevue University

About Bellevue University

Founded in 1966, Bellevue University is a non-profit university with nearly 60,000 graduates worldwide. The University is a recognized national leader in preparing students for lifelong success with career-relevant knowledge and skills, while making college affordable. Routinely ranked among the nation’s top military and accessible institutions, the University serves residential students at its main campus in Bellevue, Nebraska, and everywhere online with more than 80 degree programs uniquely designed for working adults. The University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (