Harriet Pickens and Frances Wills – In 1944, Pickens and Willis received commissions as the first African-American “Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service” officers in the Navy.
Marilyn Melendez Dykman – In 1991, Dykman transferred from the U.S. Army to become the first Hispanic-American female aviator in the U.S. Coast Guard.
Janet Wolfenbarger – In 2010, Wolfenbarger became the first woman to achieve the rank of four-star general in the U.S. Air Force.
In observance of Women’s History Month, the following events are scheduled:
- March 1, noon – Brown bag lunch and learn at the USO. Col. Yvonne Spencer, Air Force Installation and Mission Support Detachment 6 commander, is the guest speaker and will talk about her experience in the Air Force and the importance of women in leadership.
- March 21, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Women's Resource Fair at the USO. Various organizations will be on hand to provide information and resources geared toward women.
Both events do not require pre-registration and anyone with base access is invited to attend.
For information, contact Women’s History Month committee representative Rachel Stammen at 937-257-3064.