Women’s Equality Day is observed Aug. 26, and marks the anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution that provides men and women with equal voting rights.
Additionally, Jan. 24, 2013, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta lifted the official ban preventing military women from serving in direct combat roles. Since that time, the DoD has worked closely with the services to implement the policy, opening more than 110,000 positions to women.
Women play a crucial role in the success of the country. Here are a few Schriever female service members who support the 50th Space Wing mission and the Air Force in this nation’s defense.