Salutes & Awards

March 20, 2014

D-M engages in testimonials for Women’s History Month

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Senior Airman Sivan Veazie
355th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sivan Veazie)
Kelly Fryer, Women’s History Month panel speaker, talks on the personal challenges she overcame as young girl during a Women’s History Month panel here, March 12. D-M hosted a Women’s History Month panel at the Mirage Club and enabling women to come together and listen to other women’s stories of overcoming obstacles in their lives.

D-M hosted a Women’s History Month panel enabling Airmen to come together and listen to women’s stories of overcoming obstacles in their lives and workplace, March 12.

Women’s History Month is an annual declared month worldwide that highlights the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. It is celebrated during March in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia, corresponding with International Women’s Day on March 8.

“This year’s theme was celebrating women of character, courage and commitment,” said Marie Lankford, Women’s History Month event coordinator.

The panel consisted of five women who varied in age as well as occupation. The women discussed their shortcomings, ability to overcome obstacles and what it meant to be a working woman in their day.

Approximately 30 Airmen came out to support the event.

“This Women’s History Month panel testimonials was fulfilling, it helped me see that I can overcome my own struggles in my own way just like they did,” said Airman 1st Class Henecciameenah King, 355th Fighter Wing knowledge operations manager. “I really appreciate the individuality in each speaker as well, you could tell that it was genuine.”




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