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National Guard Women Highlighted in Cohoes Exhibit

Cohoes, NY -- Cohoes High School student Kourtney Hebert tries on Individual Body Armor or IBA belonging to Staff Sgt. Karin Coons of the 42nd Infantry Division in Troy, NY.
The Cohoes High School toured the new exhibit at the Cohoes Visitors Center which highlights the accomplishments of area women who have served in the military and are currently serving in the New York Army and Air National Guard.
The exhibit is sponsored by The Spindle City Historic Society of Cohoes and Cohoes Remembers Vets with the assistance of the New York National Guard and the Foundation of New York State Nurses.
The exhibit illustrates the opportunities afforded to women in the military and reveals the contributions made through their military service as camp followers, in the Army and Navy Nurse Corps, National Guard and Women?s Air Force Service Pilots (WASPS).
The exhibit will be available for view at the Cohoes Visitor?s Center, 58 Remsen Street, the ground floor of the Cohoes Music Hall from June 3 ? 27, 2008; hours are 11am to 4pm, Tuesday through Friday. There is a special evening showing from 6pm to 8pm on Thursday June 5, 2008.

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