AFDW observes Women's History Month

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In observance of National Women’s History Month, celebrated in March of each year, Air Force District of Washington joins all Americans to salute the pioneers who led the way for military and civilian women alike to positively impact the nation's history and future.

Women’s History Month honors and celebrates the struggles and achievements of American women throughout the history of the United States. During World War II, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, then commander of U.S. Forces in Europe, declared, “[Women] have met every test and task assigned to them … their contributions in efficiency, skill, spirit, and determination are immeasurable.” Women not only served in World War II in the Armed Forces but also on the home front. Women’s involvement in the war effort irreversibly changed women’s roles and American culture.

This year, the Defense Department has released a series of posters commemorating the 75th Anniversary of World War II. Each commemoration poster highlights the significant contributions of special observance groups towards achieving total victory in this watershed event. The images are reminiscent of the colors and styles found in the 1940’s Recruitment and Victory posters from the World War II era. 

Check the AFDW Facebook page each week for a snapshot of a visionary woman and feel free to share their stories and tag friends. 

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