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  • SFS Airmen reflect on women’s influence in the Air Force

    “I put on this uniform because I love my country,” said Senior Airman Elizabeth Hanson, 366th Security Forces Squadron response leader.
  • 437th AW conducts all-female flights for Women’s History Month

    The 437th Airlift Wing conducted two all-female flights to commemorate Women’s History Month at Joint Base Charleston March 15 and 17.
  • CMSAF joins 332nd AEW for Women’s History Month

    The discussion was scheduled as the capstone event for the wing’s Women’s History Month and provided Airmen a chance to have their questions directly addressed by the first female chief master sergeant of the Air Force.
  • Senior leaders join inaugural Women’s Symposium

    Department of the Air Force senior leaders discussed the importance of diversity and inclusion during the inaugural 2021 Women’s Air and Space Symposium March 8-11.
  • Inaugural Department of the Air Force Women’s Air and Space Power Symposium announced

    Airmen and Guardians will have the opportunity to participate in the inaugural Department of the Air Force Women’s Air and Space Power Symposium virtual professional development series March 8-11, during Women’s History Month.
  • Virginia ANG Airmen recognized for saving lives

    March is Women’s History Month, a time when many aim to highlight and recognize women who have made significant contributions at various points in time. The 192nd Wing, Virginia Air National Guard, is not an exception when it comes to service and excellence among female leaders and service members. Women in the Virginia ANG work hard with their teams to fulfill their missions and understand that they are Airmen both on and off duty.
  • World War II laborer champions ‘Rosie the Riveter’ legacy at Pentagon, Capitol Hill

    When it comes to symbolizing the influx of women in the workforce and the wave of patriotism and feminism that surge sparked during World War II, few American icons are more recognizable than “Rosie the Riveter.” Artist J. Howard Miller’s 1942 poster, featuring a bandanna-donning, blue-collared woman with the famed flex beneath the rally cry, “We Can Do It!” grew over time to represent millions of women who stepped up to fill various stateside labor-intensive jobs once held by men, now tapped to fight German and Japanese forces.
  • Fighter pilot takes inspiration to new heights

    “I hear at times in my uniform out and about in daily life, ‘do they let women fly?’”said Lt. Col. Cheryl Buehn, the only female instructor pilot in the 71st Fighter Training Squadron. “I don’t think they realize they’re asking a female fighter pilot. So I take a breath and I say, ‘Absolutely. They let women fly fighters, tankers, RPAs, everything. Both men and women fly a lot of different platforms, and everyone is important to the fight right now.’”
  • Succeeding through determination, mentorship

    (This feature is part of the "Through Airmen's Eyes" series on AF.mil. These stories focus on a single Airman, highlighting their Air Force story.) Chief Master Sgt. Paula C. Shawhan is not the type of woman to wait idly for her stars to align.
  • Paving the way for the modern woman

    The year was 1985. The job post stated “women applicants only” and “no experience needed.” She knew this was her opportunity for change. The allure of the $3-an-hour increase to her typist wage propelled her to apply. The interviewer asked applicants to lift the tool box and correctly recognize all of its contents. Even with her petite physique, she accomplished both tasks. At the age of 22, she was hired into the Travis Air Force Base heating, ventilation and air conditioning shop.
  • Videos focus on women in the Air Force

    The Air Force has released three short videos highlighting women and how they’ve played and continue to play an integral role in the Air Force. Today, women account for 19 percent of the Air Force, the most in any military service.
  • Women's history: Honoring WWII AF flight nurse

    During World War II, an American flight nurse was captured, becoming the only female U.S. military member held prisoner of war in the European Theater. Her name was Lt. Reba Z. Whittle.In 1943, Whittle joined the Army Air Forces School of Air Evacuation, where she trained as a flight nurse. It would be just over a year later when Whittle would find
  • Yesterday’s Air Force: Women Air Force Service Pilots

    Women Air Force Service Pilots left a legacy that inspires even today. Their contributions during World War II were invaluable.
  • WASPs were pioneers for female pilots of today, tomorrow

    Before there could be a first female Thunderbird pilot or women flying combat missions into Iraq and Afghanistan, there were the pioneers: the Women’s Airforce Service Pilots of World War II.
  • First lady to women veterans: ‘Tell your story’

    First lady Michelle Obama had a message for women veterans March 2: “Tell your story.” The first lady and Dr. Jill Biden, wife of vice president Joe Biden, attended an annual Women’s History Month reception, honoring women veterans and hosted by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi at the Capitol’s National Statuary Hall.
  • Malmstrom female commander breaking barriers in engineer field

    Looking down the road as a new lieutenant in 1994, Col. Yvonne Spencer never imagined she would be in the position she is in today -- a colonel and commander of one of only four active-duty RED HORSE units.
  • Celebrating Women’s History Month

    On a daily basis, women of the 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing provide intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance support; maintain both the MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper; safeguard control centers; administer medications; file records and maintain secured communications capability. They also command squadrons; fly aircraft and tell the Air Force story.
  • Air Force's first female chief

    In 1960, Chief Master Sgt. Grace Peterson became the first female chief master sergeant. She was not only the first female chief master sergeant; she was part of the original group of senior NCOs to be selected for the rank of E-9.
  • AF general shatters both gender, racial barriers

    Born about the time the Tuskegee Airmen were earning their reputation over the skies of North Africa and Italy, Marcelite Harris would go on to break a number of racial and gender barriers during an illustrious Air Force career.
  • Women's History Month: Remembering the past, looking toward the future

    During the 1900s, answering phone calls, maintaining records and providing minor health care were some of few roles women who served in the military were permitted to fill. Jobs left open because men left for war, gave women the opportunity to step up and volunteer on the home front. A century later, women across the Department of Defense carry responsibilities from maintaining multi-million-dollar aircraft, leading troops through battlefields and serving in higher leadership positions.
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