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Scott AFB celebrates Women’s History Month

Scott is celebrating Women’s History Month in March with a variety of events.
Scott is celebrating Women’s History Month in March with a variety of events.

March is Women’s History Month, and Scott Air Force Base is celebrating with a variety of events in honor of women and their accomplishments.

“Women’s history highlights the significant strides that have made possible the opportunities that women have today,” said Capt. Natalia Escobar, 375th Air Mobility Wing Legal Office and WHM chair. “In March, we will celebrate and reflect on the rich legacy we have inherited from those trailblazers, whose courage, determination, and spirit are a continuing source of inspiration.

“An understanding of our history, including the challenges women have overcome, gives us a sense of pride in our achievements, gives context to the ever-larger role women play at Scott AFB, and reaffirms our commitment to the egalitarian values that form the bedrock of the American Spirit.”

Women’s history highlights the significant strides that have made possible the opportunities that women have today. In March, we will celebrate and reflect on the rich legacy we have inherited from those trailblazers whose courage, determination, and spirit are a continuing source of inspiration.

Capt. Natalia Escobar, 375th Air Mobility Wing Legal Office and WHM chair

Because the Comprehensive Airman Fitness model is important to a servicemember’s overall health, a women’s resiliency fair will be held from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. March 23 at the chapel annex. Representatives from a variety of helping agencies will have booths set up to engage with guests.

Closing out the month is the Women’s History Luncheon, scheduled for 11 a.m.-1 p.m. March 29 at the Scott Event Center. The former commander of 18th Air Force and 375th AMW, retired Maj. Gen. Barbara Faulkenberry, will be one of the guest speakers.

In addition to these events, weekly readings to children at the Child Development Center and the Youth Center will be happening throughout the month.

Interested persons should contact Vera Madkins at 229-4250.

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