Dottie Barickman was elected Director at Large at VVA’s 18th National Convention in New Orleans, La.
Barickman served in the U.S. Air Force from 1970–1974. Stationed at the Lackland, Barksdale, and Offutt bases, she specialized in data automation and computer programming.
Advocating on behalf of all veterans, Barickman’s priority is to ensure that those who served for us are served by us. A VVA member since 1987, she has participated in VVA’s National Finance, Constitution, Women Veterans, and PTSD committees. She has held first vice chair and committee chair positions with the Political Action Committee of the VVA Council of State Council Presidents, and has served as alternate director of Region 6.
At the state level, Barickman has been active with the VVA Nebraska State Council, and has held the positions of president, vice president, secretary, and delegate with Chapter 279 in Omaha. She has also held roles with the Nebraska Veterans Home Board, Nebraska Veterans Council, and Governor’s Round Table.
Barickman helped stage the Omaha production of A Piece of My Heart, a play depicting the struggles of nurses serving in Vietnam, and participated in events with the Women in Military Service Association, the Vietnam War 50th Commemoration, and the Offutt AFB Open House Committee. Barickman frequently hosts Region 6 workshops, keynotes veterans’ events, advises veterans’ projects, and offers testimony on Nebraska legislative proposals affecting veterans.