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  • AFDW Airmen observe Women’s Equality Day

    Air Force District of Washington and other Joint Base Andrews organizations will join the country August 26, to celebrate Women’s Equality Day. This date in August was set aside by Congress in 1971 to commemorate the certification of the 19th Amendment. Ratified in 1920, the 19th Amendment prohibits the states and the federal government from denying the right to vote to U.S. citizens on the basis of sex. This historic milestone marked a significant victory for the suffrage movement in America and it represents progress for women seeking equal rights and treatment in all facets of American society.